STM Travel News - April 2020

April 15, 2020


If you missed the Travel & COVID-19 Travel Talk on Tuesday, April 7th, you may now view a recording of the webinar here.



PRESS RELEASE

Short's OBT Integrates Lumo Flight Disruption Risk Data

Short's Travel Management has incorporated in its online booking tool flight delay and missed connection risk indexes from Lumo, making Short's Travel Online the first OBT to offer Lumo's AI-powered flight disruption prediction service. More



Here's What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

To paint a picture of what corporate airfares will look like once planes return to the skies is becoming more difficult by the day — if not impossible. More


American Airlines Reduces Summer Schedule Again

American Airlines announced it would be forced to cut capacity again this summer as record-low customer demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak continues to devastate the aviation industry. More


Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus

Coronavirus travel fears have temporarily shuttered many hotels around the world. But when those doors reopen, the trend of rampant hotel brand expansion seen in recent years may take on a different look. More


U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Enforcement Notice

The U.S. Department of Transportation today issued an Enforcement Notice clarifying, in the context of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, that U.S. and foreign airlines remain obligated to provide a prompt refund to passengers for flights to, within, or from the United States when the carrier cancels the passenger’s scheduled flight or makes a significant schedule change and the passenger chooses not to accept the alternative offered by the carrier. More 


Delta Changes Boarding Process to Maximize Space Between Passengers

Delta Air Lines has altered its boarding process to minimize the need for travelers to pass one another when getting to their seats. More


5 Reasons Why You Need A Travel Agent - More Than Ever

The reality is that while it was widely predicted that the internet was going to kill off travel agents when digital tools were placed at every traveler’s disposal, that just hasn’t happened, for several good reasons. More



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