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STM Travel News - August 2017

August 9, 2017

Short's Travel News contains insightful news pieces to keep you informed in the travel industry and up-to-date with any new developments at Short's each month. Read, Enjoy & Share!

It's LIVE! Have you tried STO Mobile yet?

Short's clients on STO (Short's Travel Online) now have access to STO Mobile. Book your reservation, view your trips, and contact an agent with one click, all on your mobile device! Download the brief user guide to get started today. More

Travel Manager for Dycom Industries, a Partner of Short's Travel, Wins Award

At the Global Business Travel Association conference last month in Boston, Business Travel News presented the Best Practitioner award to Jennifer Steinke, Manager, Corporate Travel at Dycom Industries, a client of Short's Travel. BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West announced the winner, chosen by BTN from nominations submitted by the industry. More

STO Enhancement: QPX

Short's recently added QPX to our existing Travelport flight inventory. But what in the world is QPX, anyway? It's a complete pricing, shopping and availability system developed by ITA software. Read more about it here. Simple translation: this enhancement has resulted in not only more inventory, but better quality results as well.


Is Your State Compliant with the REAL ID Act?

Beginning January 22, 2018, driver’s licenses or state IDs issued by states that are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension by DHS may not be used to fly within the U.S. Beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S. Check if your state is compliant here. More

Large Electronics

Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone. Security will ask travelers in regular lanes to move larger devices from their bag into a bin, similar to the screening of laptops. More

Hilton Joins Marriott in 48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Marriott announced its new policy on June 15, which impacts most of its hotels in the Americas. Hilton was quick to follow with its own version of this cancellation policy for its hotels in the U.S. and Canada. More

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