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STM Travel News - December 2019

December 18, 2019

Short’s Travel Management Acquires Meetings Plus Moore

PRESS RELEASE - Waterloo, Iowa - Short’s Travel Management (STM), ranked one of the top 25 travel management companies, announces today the acquisition of Meetings Plus Moore, a meetings solution company with nearly 20 years of industry experience that spans the planning, organizing and streamlining of meetings and events, incentive travel and sports team event management.

By combining these two companies, STM will manage hotel travel for over 850 teams within 98 Universities, spanning 26 Division 1 conferences. This acquisition will provide our clients additional buying power and further savings. More

American Airlines enables passport scan in mobile app

American Airlines' international passengers can now scan their passport within the carrier's mobile app and then head directly to their departure gate. American says it is first airline to offer such a service. More

Delta-Latam codesharing to start early next year

Delta and Latam plan to begin codesharing during the first quarter of 2020. The airlines inked an industry-rattling partnership in September. More

How to Avoid Catching a Cold on a Plane

Be careful where you sit.

Winter is coming. As the sun starts to set earlier and winter coats come out of hiding, fears of catching a cold resurface. According to Heathline, people are more likely to get sick in the winter because they spend more time in enclosed spaces and viruses can live longer in colder temperatures.

Meeting planners traveling to an event or on their way to a site inspection could be vulnerable to catching something on the plane. No one wants to get sick -- especially not when you're about to dive into to the thick of an event -- so, keep the following tips from Smarter Travel in mind the next time you're up in the air. More

Tech Tip

When you send someone an iMessage with the airline and flight number (DL2371), it becomes a hyperlink they can use to check on the status of your flight. More

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