STM Travel News - April 2019

April 2, 2019

APRIL TRAVEL TALK - 4/23/19 @ NOON CST

BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TRAVEL PROGRAM STAKEHOLDERS 

The success of your travel program is all about communicating compelling, behavior-changing messages to your different kinds of “customer.” And now new digital technologies are making both talking and listening even smarter. We are pleased to have Katharine Williams, President, Dots & Lines LLC, as our guest speaker, to share how you can engage more powerfully with senior leadership, travelers and other critical stakeholders.

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MISSED THE LAST TRAVEL TALK?

Don't fret! If you didn't have the time to join us for our last travel talk you can always catch up on our website. 

Find last week's and other previous travel talks here! 


Short's Travel Talks



HOLD THE PLANE! UNITED AIRLINES TESTING NEW SOFTWARE TO HELP TRAVELERS AVOID MISSING THEIR CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Airlines are very strict when it comes to shutting that door. Many of us have likely had first hand experience just missing a flight or finding it sitting at the gate but unable to board. This is due to the D-0 metric that the industry monitors to evaluate airlines.  

United is attempting to change the game and is looking into new ways to assist travelers by implementing "Dynamic D-0" that takes into account different factors to determine the flexibility of the departure time. They are currently testing out the "Dynamic D-0" at Denver's Hub. More


THE END OF PRIVACY? BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS ARE INCREASING; WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

Facial recognition is coming to an airport near you. If you are traveling abroad in the near future, be prepared to encounter a new system. Border patrols are rolling out a new facial recognition systems at major airports. More


APPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE RIDESHARING

When asking your travel managers what is the most important thing about their travel program, safety is likely the number one answer. These three apps were designed with the traveler in mind, to keep you safe when navigating the city. More



AIRFARE EXPECTED TO RISE THIS SUMMER FOLLOWING 737 MAX PROBLEMS

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Boeing and the future of the 737 Max, planes have been grounded and deliveries that were expected for this summer have been halted. Obviously this will lead to fewer planes in the air pushing up demand and prices. More



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