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In the Know - STM February 2021 News


What's Happening? Due to the impacts of the pandemic to the travel industry, we are choosing to put all our efforts in athletic travel and shift our focus away from corporate travel moving forward. This decision allows us to focus on and accelerate our position as the premier travel management company supporting sports clients’ unique travel needs. Over the past five years, STM has implemented 45+ new athletic travel clients and added two additional divisions, STM Stay and STM Driven, in addition to STM Charters. In 2019, our sports clients represented 75% of our business. We have excelled in sports, yet corporate demands consumed many overhead resources. This will allow us to pivot and focus all our strategic resources on our proprietary tools, already in place supporting the intricacies of sports travel. More information will be communicated in upcoming weeks in regard to this shift in focus at STM. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to support athletic clients, teams, and events, by investing in additional partnerships, service capabilities, and technology solutions to enhance the experience of getting there, being there, and coming home.

CDC to Require Masks on All Forms of Public Transportation

U.S. travelers and commuters will be required to wear masks on nearly all forms of public transportation and inside transportation hubs, according to a late Friday emergency order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mandate, which goes into effect on Tuesday and applies to most everyone over the age of 2, effectively reverses the Trump administration’s policy of leaving the choice to local leaders. It follows an executive order issued by President Biden on Jan. 21, which required passengers to wear face coverings during interstate travel.

Under the new CDC policy, face masks must be worn over the mouth and nose by all travelers on airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares and inside airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and more


COVID-19 test home-delivery, easy-upload documentation: New ways Delta customers can navigate travel requirements

Delta is making it easier for customers to navigate evolving travel requirements with new testing options and plans to add new features to its growing suite of digital tools. Coming soon:

  • Customers in the U.S. will be able to purchase at-home COVID-19 tests. They can administer one prior to departure, and pack another with them to comply with negative-test requirements before their trip back to the U.S..* This new and easy-to-use test kit is another way customers can enjoy their trip without worrying about finding a testing location while more


CDC Requires COVID-19 Test From Air Passengers Entering The U.S.

The CDC has recently issued a new order, effective January 26, 2021, that requires all individuals traveling by air into the United States be tested for COVID 19. If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States (US), or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel... read more


American Airlines Is First US Airline to Introduce Health Passport for All International Travel to US

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are American Airlines is the first U.S. airline to introduce an easy way to provide results from a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test and other completed documents required for international travel into the United States. The VeriFLY app, a mobile health passport that helps customers understand and verify their travel requirements, will be available for travelers starting Saturday, Jan. 23, for travel from all international destinations. American is expanding access to the app in support of the U.S. government’s requirement that all passengers 2 years of age and older traveling to the United States from any international location test negative for COVID-19 within three calendar days of more


New Security Measures by Airlines Could Be Permanent Long After the D.C. Riots

After the events in the U.S. Capitol that shook the world followed by aggressive boldness in passengers, airlines and law enforcement are applying fresh security measures. Like in the aftermath of 9/11, will some of these stick more

Top 5 Travel Rewards Tips For 2021

There’s one silver lining to being grounded in 2020: Your 2021 miles and points balances are flusher than ever. With the new year comes a sliver of light at the end of the stay-at-home tunnel, making this a perfect time to take charge of your travel rewards. Follow these tips and not only will your balances benefit, you’ll more effectively be able to use your rewards when the time is more

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