TSA PreCheck Enrollment Is Now Less Expensive—Just in Time for Holiday Travel image credit Patrick Tomasso/Unsplash
The fee for a new TSA PreCheck membership just dropped down to $78 for a five-year membership.
Travelers looking to minimize stress at the airport got some good news on Friday: The TSA has reduced the enrollment fee for TSA PreCheck, just before the hectic holiday travel season starts to ramp up.
The fee to join the program has been lowered to $78 for a f
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Travel arrangers can now view trip details on behalf of their delegated travelers anytime, anywhere. (Available on Android and iOS.) Airfare is on the rise. (photo via alfexe /iStock / Getty Images Plus) Airfare Prices Continue to Rise Data from the United States government showed that airfares rose over 40 percent in September compared to the same month in 2021, the fastest rate on record.
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You’ll Be Able to Renew Your US Passport Online Next Year Renewing a US passport is an archaic process. You have to obtain a printed photo, write a check or money order, and then package up all your forms and old passport and go to the post office to mail it—and then cross your fingers that your important and sensitive documents don’t get stolen or lost in the post. After all that, you then have to wait for the State Department to receive your application (which can take up t
NEW PHONE SYSTEM On Monday, August 29th, the majority of our toll free and local area code client service phone numbers ported over to a new phone system. All existing phone numbers should continue to work as before.
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CABMA CONVENTION 2022 STM was "ALL IN" this June at the 2022 CABMA convention in Las Vegas. We were excited to sponsor the Welcome Social & Doug Beard Golf Tournament at Top Golf and several Mentor Me events during the conference. STM's own, Nick Gylllin was honored to be asked to give a ground transportation industry update and share his industry knowledge during the round table discussions. With the pandemic interrupting the event for the last couple years, the STM team was
Travel Cost Estimates in Current Environment AIR Average ticket costs are currently $390 per ticket.
Hopper released a report stating Americans should expect prices to remain higher than usual as key factors driving up airfare remain in flux. Airfare remains 18% higher than 2019 prices today, and International airfare continues to surge.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION Car rentals can vary on vendor discounts, but on average it’s $35-$70 a day. Gas is currently $4.88 a gallon on ave
STM Portal Info Center Within your STM portal, you will find a tab titled "Info Center". By clicking on this tab, you will have access to a plethora of information to benefit your travel program. You will find Booking Guides, Info on Managing Your Team Travel, User Guides for Deem and Concur and so much more. These hubs are updated frequently. Check it out today. STM Extended Weekday Hours Starting May 31st, Our Sports Agents will be available to
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Brenda Fisher Awarded Teammate of the Year! This year's University of Minnesota's Teammate of the Year Award was given to STM's own "Gopher" Travel Specialist Brenda Fisher. Brenda has been a dedicated on-site agent for UMN since 2016. She handles thousands of trips per year. UMN states, "Her low ego, high output mentality has helped Gopher Athletics throughout the years, especially during unforeseen challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic." Brenda is a true reflection of th
Automated Reminders for Team Travel STM recently introduced automated reminders for commercial air group contracts. The automated email notifications include reminders for deadlines such as when teams can reduce seats without a penalty, when names are due, and a reminder to submit name changes. This exciting new enhancement will: Improve and standardize the communication flow with our teams Eliminate human error and ensure deadlines are met Allow our team trav
Reminder - Known Travel Numbers - Make Sure to Verify Prior to Submitting In order for your Known Traveler Number to attach to your ticket, Your first name, middle name, last name, and date of birth must match exactly. Please verify this information before submitting travel rosters, and/or requests. Questions regarding TSA Pre-check/Known traveler number: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/faq Mask Mandate Likely to Be Extended, U.S. Flight Attendants Say The largest union represen
Reminder - Team Rosters - Adding TSA and Frequent Flyer Numbers Please make sure coaches, director of ops and travel coordinators are entering TSA and frequent flyer numbers into the roster on the portal to ensure those benefits are attached to each travel reservation. You can find a how to guide by visiting the Group Travel Hub on the portal and selecting "Managing Your Team Roster". Any questions, please contact your account manager. From lounging on Caribbean beaches to si
Best of Luck to our clients on their upcoming bowl games! We will be cheering you on! Short's ground transportation division, STM Driven recently worked with Cardinal in Ohio to contract buses for the NCAA D1 Women's Volleyball Finals. We were thrilled to see personally wrapped buses for the individual teams. The results speak for themselves. Congratulations to each team on a successful season! 4 charts show what the travel industry looks like
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How US Rules on International Travel are Changing More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting to focus on vaccine status. Beginning Monday, bans on travel from specific countries are over. The U.S. will allow in international travelers, but they must be vaccinated — with a few ex
MULTI-VEHICLE RENTAL BEST PRACTICES Effective October 2021, best practice at STM is to put all rentals under the actual driver’s name, even when direct billed. If your account does not have direct bill, the renter will need a credit card issued in the renter’s name to provide at time of rental pick up. This new policy will help alleviate auto-cancellations and other issues at time of rental. TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery
UPCOMING TRAVEL TALK - DON'T MISS OUT INTRODUCING SHORT'S TEAM TRAVEL TRACKING Getting your team to their destination is our top priority! The last thing you want your teams to encounter when traveling is a disruption to their flight that leaves them stranded in an airport, not knowing what to do next. Avoid this uncertainty with our new value-added service, Short's Team Travel Tracking. STM will actively monitor your teams’ commercial flights for any diversions, misconnects
IATA Data Shows Tourists Confident in Air Travel Again A new study found that most airline passengers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. According to data from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest passenger survey, 85 percent of respondents believe aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, while another 65 percent agree the air on a plane is as clean as an operating room...read more DOT Propose
CDC, State Department Downgrade Travel Alerts for Dozens of Countries The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised travel health notices for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier on Monday, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans in the process. A total of 62 destinations – including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany – dropped from “COVID-19 very high” Level 4 tier to “COVID-19 high” Level 3 tier on the CDC's travel recommendations list,
Deem Wins Awards from Comparably Based on Employee Reviews, Deem Was Honored for Best Company Outlook and As A Best Company in the Bay Area
Oakland, CA – April 7, 2021 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced two awards given by Comparably, the workplace monitoring site driven by anonymous employee ratings and reviews. Winners were chosen from tens of thousands of companies and selected based on anonymou
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that it has come to an agreement on a contract extension with STM Charters as the 'Official Charter Flight Provider,' through January of 2024. STM Charters has served in this capacity for the NAIA since 2017 and will once again be a resource to NAIA membership needing immediate assistant in charter flights for teams. Additionally in the new agreement, STM Charters will hold title sp
Rental Car Shortages are Impacting Travelers. Rental car companies are experiencing extreme shortages in availability due to the pandemic. Many rental vendors were forced to implement cost saving measures including smaller fleets sizes. With people getting vaccinated and travel starting to pick back up, the industry hasn’t been able to keep up with the demand in 2021 as the supply is short leaving little to no inventory at certain times. This week, we have received feedback