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STM Travel News - July 2020

July 22, 2020

STM COVID-19 Resources

In light of COVID-19, STM has created and updated a resource page on our main website. The information on this page will assist in making informed decisions when booking travel during this volatile time. More

STM's Concierge Care

With COVID-19 impacting travel daily, STM has developed NEW Concierge Care Alerts for our clients. Travel Managers can easily opt in to support travelers as they maneuver through the COVID-19 guidelines and help avoid issues when traveling. More

NAIA, Short’s Travel Sign Partnership Extension

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that it has come to an agreement on a contract extension with Short’s Travel Management as the ‘Official Travel Partner,’ through the spring of 2023. More

United Plans Additional International Service Through October

United Airlines in September will inaugurate service between Chicago O'Hare and Tel Aviv and will reinstate other transatlantic and transpacific routes, the carrier announced Monday. More

Alaska Airlines accelerates Oneworld plans with aim to join by year end

Alaska Airlines is accelerating plans to join the global Oneworld alliance in a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic downturn. More

American Airlines and JetBlue Plan Partnership

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are forming a partnership that will include codesharing and expanded service offerings out of New York, the carriers announced. More

Travelport Adds Covid-19 Tracker Tool to Agent Desktop

Travelport has rolled out a new plugin for its Smartpoint travel agent desktop platform that provides global Covid-19 information, such as government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures within travel agent workflows. The plugin is available at no charge to all Travelport users globally and can be downloaded from the Travelport Marketplace, the company said. More

Concur Offers Automated Reporting of Amex Small-Business Card Expenses

SAP Concur has launched a new integration with American Express to help small businesses automate the expense reporting processes, according to the company. The integration enables transactions made via Amex's small-business-focused Business Cards to flow automatically into Concur Expense within 24 hours, eliminating the need for employees to manually enter expenses and track down receipts and decreasing reporting errors, Concur said. More

The 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Checking in (and Out of) a Hotel, According to the CEO of HotelTonight

Travel logistics, in general, can be a major source of stress while on vacation. It’s when we’re rushing through airports, out of hotel rooms, or off to a dinner reservation that things get overlooked or lost. More

TSA's tips for flying during the coronavirus pandemic

The number of travelers choosing to fly has plummeted during the course of the last few months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, if you must fly, here are some tips from the Transportation Security Administration for traveling during the pandemic. More

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