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In The Know - STM October 2021 News


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 The World’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been critical to the events industry these past two years and will continue to be foundational to the group travel ecosystem. Its fundamental role in the industry’s work in returning to normal lent a seemingly celebratory feel around the Expo Hall and a full series of compelling programming and education covering important topics in the more


How One Regional Airline’s Technical Problems Affected Major Carriers

SkyWest Airlines, one of the country’s biggest and most well-known regional airlines, suffered an internal technical problem this week that resulted in 700 flight cancellations.

But the issue affected more than just SkyWest passengers.

The regional carrier also provides flights for four major airlines, including the Big Three – American, Delta, United as well as Alaska.

"SkyWest experienced an internal technical issue, resulting in approximately 700 flight cancellations before the issue was resolved Thursday evening," SkyWest told USA TODAY in a statement. "We apologize to customers for the inconvenience." more


The New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Map You Need to Bookmark

A new COVID Travel Map, powered by SHERPA, takes the confusion and stress out of planning international travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

With the easy-to-use interactive tool, users can simply enter their travel details, including their passport-issuing country, departure and arrival countries and COVID-19 vaccination status, to view instant, detailed information regarding the latest travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, testing rules and documentation required for more


Hertz Invests in Largest Electric Vehicle Rental Fleet and Partners with Seven-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady to Headline New Campaign

As consumer interest in electric vehicles (EV) skyrockets, Hertz today is announcing a significant investment to offer the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world. This includes an initial order of 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022 and new EV charging infrastructure across the company's global more

5 things You Need to Do Early This Year for Holiday Travel

As we approach the second year of pandemic-style holiday travel, the best advice I can give is to consider doing your travel-related tasks sooner rather than later, whether you will be flying abroad or staying stateside this holiday season ...learn more

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