STM Travel News - February 2019

February 5, 2019

Lyft is partnering with Short's Travel Management to provide ground transportation solutions. Ride sharing is becoming increasingly popular across the industry. With Lyft Business you get the visibility you need and the perks your travelers want! Learn more about Lyft Business Today

HOTEL RATECHECKER:  Powered by TRIPBAM, Hotel RateChecker will re-shop hotel bookings daily and re-book automatically when a lower rate is found – same room type and same hotel only!  Applies to bookings from STO, Concur, and agents.  Studies indicate savings exceeding $2,500 per month after fees on 500 monitored bookings, and processing fee only applies when savings are found.  No other costs, no work on the part of clients, and ROI is virtually certain.


Contact innovations@shortstravel.com today to get scheduled for implementation!

RESTRICTING BASIC ECONOMY AND THE REASONS WHY.


According to the the Global Travel Business Assosication, the majority of travel programs restrict basic economy fares for travel. In fact, 79% of travel program hide basic economy fares all together for their travelers, but why is that? The short answer is that basic economy causes increased disruption. Travelers are often faced with extra bag fees, additional restrictions and lack of amenities. Take a look at how other programs are handling basic economy fares and other travel policies.

TRAVEL TRENDS INDEX PREDICTS SURGE IN BUSINESS TRAVEL FOR 2019


“With all 12 months’ data now in, the Travel Trends Index shows that travel to and within the U.S. grew faster in 2018 than in 2017. The most impressive news is that business travel had its best year since 2010,” said David Huether, senior vice president, research for U.S. Travel. More


9 AMAZING TRAVEL KITS THAT WILL MAKE THE LONG HAUL BEARABLE


This week, SmarterTravel brings you the top kits you need when taking to the skies. Whether you are looking to get some shut eye, or mix a delicious cocktail on the flight home, these 9 kits have got you covered. More




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