STM Travel News - August 2018

August 7, 2018

TRAVEL PRICES FORECAST TO RISE AGAIN IN 2019 According to the Global Business Travel Association, in anticipation of rising oil prices, airline and hotel prices are expected to rise sharply while ground transportation is expected to stay mostly flat. This is the fifth annual Travel Forecast that GBTA has published. More

UNITED TO LAUNCH NEW CORPORATE DISCOUNT PROGRAM United Airlines is launching a new program that focuses on middle-market companies, giving them more flexibility and savings when it comes to travel. The new program, United Propel, is aimed at companies that are expanding and looking for better ways to manage their programs. The program targets the $250,000 - $1M air spend range.  "It's an easy-to-implement product with significant benefit from day one," said United's VP of American Sales.  Discounts are expected to start at 2-6% with opportunities for additional savings in the long term. More 

THESE TINY TRAVEL ACCESSORIES FIT ON YOUR KEY-CHAIN When traveling by air, space savers are a must. These clever space-saving accessories are so small they fit on your key chain! Check out these 9 tiny travel tools that can make a big difference. More

SHORT'S TEAMS UP FOR A WORTHY CAUSE Last month a group of 6 Short's staff converged on the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City to share some love. The Short's team prepared a breakfast style meal for approximately 50 people, complete with fresh cinnamon rolls, breakfast casseroles, milk and juices. The team also delivered a large load of household goods provided by the team at DHL.  "The pleasure was definitely ours and we had a lot of fun doing it. Their facility is amazing for families in distress, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities provide such an impressive array of services."   A HUGE thank you to DHL for their donations and to all who contributed.  Short's has two additional dinners scheduled for the upcoming months of August and September. If you would like to get involved or send a donation to RMHC, be sure to let us know here:

AMERICAN DROPPING CARRY-ON RESTRICTIONS IN BASIC ECONOMY American is "getting in line" with the competition, ending the restrictions it places on carry-on baggage. American plans to imitate its competitors in the face of a "challenging quarter". This restriction to carry-ons will end on Sept. 5th of this year. More

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