December 14, 2016
Short's Travel News contains insightful news pieces to keep you informed in the travel industry. It will also keep you up-to-date with any new developments at Short's. So read, enjoy, and share!
Short's strives for continuous improvement in its services and products to best serve its clients. Check out what's kept us busy this month!
STO: Mobile-Friendly in January!
STO, Short’s online booking tool, will soon respond to your device so you can book trips using your mobile phone or tablet! Simply login to Short's travel portal on your mobile device to book your trip anytime, anywhere.
Concur: Air Attachment
Concur now offers a fully automated process allowing users to make their travel plans in one itinerary, in any order. Users can not only add hotel and/or car to an existing air reservation, but can now add an air booking to an existing hotel and/or car reservation. Contact us or reach out to your Account Manager to learn more.
Short's in the Spotlight
Short's CEO, David LeCompte, will join other industry experts January 12, 2017 in a teleconference hosted by The Company Dime. The teleconference will examine TMC Economics for business travel agencies or travel management companies. Click here to find more details and listen in.
United will start offering 'Basic Economy' class
The airline introduced Basic Economy fares, which are cheaper than a standard economy ticket, but stripped of some perks.
Alaska's Acquisition Moves Forward
The Department of Justice finally signed off on Alaska Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America. Once the deal closes, Virgin America will quickly disappear into the larger carrier.
Netflix Adds Download Option for Offline Watching
The streaming service added a download option to take advantage of those times you’ll be without reliable or free Internet, i.e. traveling. So if you’ve ever put your show-binging habit on hold for a flight, fear no more—Netflix has listened.
Driverless cars for travelers: More questions than answers
In a series of initiatives that took place so quickly many Americans didn't notice it happening, autonomous vehicles have suddenly lurched from science fiction to reality. Self-driving cars are poised to soon provide more choices to travelers opting for renting a car of hailing a taxi.
Happy Holidays! From all of us here at Short's Travel, we're wishing you a happy holiday season and best wishes for a wonderful new year!
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