In the Know - STM March News



Today, Short's Travel Management (STM) is ranked one of the top 30 travel management companies in the industry. As experts in sports travel, groups and meetings, bus charters and air charters, STM has developed unique and innovative technology solutions for even the most complex travel programs.


The STM team strives to drive innovation, provide excellent service, and display teamwork, passion and dedication throughout the lifetime of our relationships. STM works with clients to customize travel programs to create efficiencies and maximize the value of our products and services.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We Are Solution Seekers We seek out our clients’ pain points and find opportunities to solve them. We Love Purple Carrots We create WOW moments by delivering unexpected value to our clients. We Don’t Outsource Our Services Seasoned travel agents and talented specialists in group hotel, ground and air charters work together to provide the best trip options, whatever the request. We Sweat The Details We take ownership of the complexities of travel in providing quality options so our clients can focus on their teams and athletes. ​ We Are There When You Need Us We value our clients time and give them personalized service through direct dial, email, or chat. We make ourselves available for clients to call us anytime, on their schedule.

We Satisfy The Customer At A Fair Profit Transparent, advantageous, budget-friendly pricing aligns with measuring traveler satisfaction through Net Promotor Score surveys. We Go The Whole Season With You As the official traveler provider of the NCAA, we are the only full service travel provider that can manage collegiate athletic travel from pre-season exhibition to post-season championships. We Have The Buying Power You Deserve We move thousands of teams annually. Giving us the supplier relationships, where you are competing, to secure benefits including the best rates, amenities and concessions.

Nobody Moves More Sport’s Teams Than Short’s Travel Management


Our divisional power (STM Charters, STM Driven and STM Stay) set us apart! Let our experienced divisional leaders guide you through these uncertain times.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

There Will Be Fewer Charter Buses on The Road in 2021! Book Early with STM Driven!

The best solution is to secure any charter bus service your organization might require sooner than later!

  • There has financial strain on ALL bus companies, and some will not survive the pandemic. Competing carriers will not be in a position to buy more buses and service additional clients, so there will be fewer options.

  • Waiting until the last minute to book your bus will NOT be an option for the foreseeable future.

  • Equipment will be hard to find at the last minute and you’ll run the risk of overpaying to have equipment deadhead from great distances


Deem Has A New Look! Say Hello to Etta

Deem announced and launched a new look and feel for its best-in-class online booking solution. The newly named platform - Etta powered by Deem - has all the same Deem functionality. This change is effective immediately on desktop and mobile (iOS). See the press release here: Deem Announces ETTA, its New Business Travel Software

Note: The Deem mobile app (for iOS and Android) will continue to be available for the remainder of 2021


Air Ticket Sales by U.S. Travel Agencies Keep Climbing

Air ticket sales transactions by U.S. travel agencies climbed above 40% of 2019 levels last week for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, ARC data shows.

For the seven days ending Feb. 28, agencies sold 58.9% fewer airline tickets than for the same period in 2019. By comparison, the transaction count a week earlier was off 64% from 2019.

Last week marked the sixth in a row in which the transaction count increased on a year-over-year basis, according to ARC. The improvement has corresponded with reductions in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the U.S. as well as increases in vaccinations...read more



CDC Says No to Required COVID Testing Before Domestic Flights

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told CNN it will not recommend that fliers have a required negative COVID test before flying domestically. "At this time, CDC is not recommending required point of departure testing for domestic travel," the agency said according to a CDC statement sent to CNN. "As part of our close monitoring of the pandemic, in particular the continued spread of variants, we will continue to review public health options for containing and mitigating spread of COVID-19 in the travel space."... read more


Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19

COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information...learn more


U.S. Extends Non-Essential Travel Bans on Canada, Mexico Borders to March 21 U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21, the one-year anniversary of the restrictions to address COVID-19 transmission concerns, the U.S. government said Friday. The new 30-day extension is the first announced under President Joe Biden and comes as the White House has been holding meetings about potentially tightening requirements for crossing at U.S. land borders in North America, officials said....read more


U.S. Airlines to Begin Voluntary Traveler Data Collection for Covid-19 Tracing

Major U.S. airlines on Friday said they would adopt a voluntary international contact tracing program, months after the White House under then-President Donald Trump blocked a mandatory effort. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and other major airlines said they had committed to collecting contact tracing data from passengers traveling into the United States and to relaying that data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if travelers provide information...learn more


Planning A Spring Break Trip During the Pandemic? Here's What You Need to Know About Flights

Southwest Airlines kicked off 2021 with a spring fare sale with tickets as low as $29 one way. Spirit Airlines' website invites travelers to "Say hello to savings this spring,'' touting fares as low as $62 round trip. And Las Vegas is readying the scaled-down reopening of select party pools and nightclubs and the resumption of full-time operations at resorts that have reduced hours this winter. The second spring break season of the coronavirus pandemic is here, and with it hopes of a return to travel, at least for those who have been vaccinated or were already infected, are encouraged by the trend in case counts and willing to take a risk, or are simply suffering pandemic fatigue...read more




Yes, Taking a Safe Spring Break is Possible — Here’s How

When the novel coronavirus spread across the globe last February and March, countless spring break vacations were suddenly put on hold.

And though the virus that causes COVID-19 is still a serious threat, a lot has changed in the last year. For many people, fast and free COVID-19 tests are easily accessible, and multiple, promising vaccines are becoming more widely accessible in the U.S. and abroad.

That means many people are thinking about traveling for spring break this year. But if this is your first time hitting the road since the onset of the pandemic, the travel experience might look very unfamiliar.

Here’s how to stay safe and healthy during your spring break — whether you’re planning a close-to-home staycation or venturing farther afield...read more


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