February 8, 2017
Short's Travel News contains insightful news to keep you informed in the travel industry and up-to-date with any developments at Short's. Read • Enjoy • Share!
Coming Soon: Expanded Hotel Inventory
Short’s will soon expand its hotel rate inventory to offer priceline.com and booking.com rates. This new offering will provide travelers booking through either of our proprietary online booking solutions, Short’s Travel Online (STO) or FindIt®, with access to more than 540,000 hotels worldwide, including internet rates, pre and postpaid rates.
January Travel Talk
Didn't get the chance to join our Travel Talk last month? Have no fear - you can download the slide deck here. But don't miss out next month! See more details below. And remember it's NO cost to attend, but there is a limit on attendees, so sign up early to save your spot.
Latest Update: Short's President/CFO
Short's Travel's President, Dave Hughes, suffered cardiac arrest and subsequent internal bleeding in December. With a lengthy road to recovery ahead of him, Dave has been improving day by day. In the interim, Short's is continuing to support Dave's responsibilities under the guidance of David LeCompte, CEO.
American Latest to Add 'Basic Economy'
The world's largest airline released details of its upcoming low-cost basic-economy fare class. Unfortunately, buying the cheapest ticket also means you'll have to do without many amenities.
TSA to Restrict Fast-Track Security to PreCheck Members Only
The program now has almost four million members, increasing the volume of travelers taking advantage of shorter lines. To keep the lines short the TSA is getting strict about who can use them.
As of January 1, the itinerary management app stopped offering Gold memberships, hotel and car bookings. On March 31, WorldMate will be removed from stores entirely.
FEBRUARY TRAVEL TALK WITH SHORT'S FLEXIBILITY: THE NEW BUZZ WORD IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY As the travel industry continually evolves, it is essential for travel management companies and employers to be flexible. February’s Travel Talk will cover hot topics in the industry such as the sharing economy, technology and mobile solutions, and the importance of implementing them. Date: February 28, 2017 | Time: 12pm CST