STM Travel News - December 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!


Happy Holidays from Short's Travel!

From all of us here at Short's Travel, we're wishing you a happy holiday season and best wishes for a safe and wonderful new year! To better prepare yourself for the holiday travel, follow the link below for five top tips to avoid Christmas business travel chaos!

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Short's is Growing!

Over the past couple of months, Short's Travel has been growing rapidly thanks to our expanding client base! In addition to hiring many travel consultants, we have hired for new positions such as Product Manager and Infrastructure Manager to help our growing IT Department. As best put by Short's Director of Human Resources, Susan Rice, "This period of growth is a really exciting time for Short's Travel that will provide great opportunities for our company and employees, as well as our clients."


Did you Miss Last Month's Travel Talk?

Catch Short's exclusive first look at our proprietary new Duty of Care solution, SafeTRAC, by using the link below. At this time, the basic version of FindThem has been turned on for all Short's accounts. Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Watch the Travel Talk Here

US Carriers Place Restrictions on 'Smart Bags'

US carriers Delta and American Airlines have announced that they will prohibit passengers from checking in ‘smart bags’ that have non-removable lithium-ion batteries starting on January 15, 2018.

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Are Budget Airlines Actually Safe?

Round-trip flights to Europe for less than $200 may be music to many people’s ears, but most travelers likely know the consequences of such a cheap fare: a lack of legroom, sparse amenities, and a myriad of extra fees for baggage, seat selection and more. Still, need savvy travelers add safety risks to their list of caveats when flying on a budget airline?

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A Look Back at 2017

Nearly 12 months ago, Business Traveller published the article, "20 business travel trends for 2017." With 2017 coming to a close, which of these 20 trends do you most agree happened this past year, and what do you hope to see in 2018?

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Are you flying on Alaska Airlines on December 15th? If so, be prepared to get in the Christmas spirit! Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are celebrating National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on Friday by offering early boarding to any of its travelers wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. Customers don't need to sign up for premium access memberships or buy first class tickets - Wearing an ugly Christmas sweater is all that's required! Learn More Here


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