STM Travel News - September 2018

September 4, 2018

MARRIOTT, SPG AND RITZ CARLTON'S REWARDS BECOME ONE COMBINED PROGRAM Marriott, SPG and Ritz Carlton are combining their rewards programs in an effort to move towards their goal of providing their members with more benefits and a better experience. What you need to know:

  • Changes began August 18th

  • New member numbers for SPG members go into use (SPG members can retrieve their new numbers by logging in to their account or from their email.) Members should update their profiles in their Short's Travel Management portal.

  • Members with accounts in both Marriott Rewards and SPG can combine accounts. Create a single profile to combine points and stay-night balances into one account. 

  • If you combine your accounts, you should update this in the Short's Travel Management portal. 

Click here for more information on Marriott's Rewards Program.

WHAT TYPE OF IMPACT DOES TRAVEL HAVE ON YOUR HEALTH? When grabbing a late-night hotel meal or a quick bite on the airport, it's not always easy to find a healthy option. Additionally, stress, lack of exercise and lack of sleep can lead to chronic health problems for travelers. Harvard Business Review takes a closer look health as it relates to business travel, and how you can better prepare yourself and your employees when approaching business travel. More 

REPORT ON UNCOMFORTABLE CABINS IN THIS NEW APP A new app called 2Hot2Cold has been released, petitioned by flight attendants, that allows travelers to report temperatures when they are uncomfortable. The ultimate goal is to use the data to show the need for climate control. More

THESE PACKING CUBES COULD BE THE SOLUTION TO YOUR SPACE-SAVING STRUGGLES Packing cubes are wonderful space-saving solutions when you want to pack your suitcase to the brim. SmarterTravel has rounded up 6 packing cubes that suit any traveler's organizational needs. More

AIRBNB FOR WORK MARKS "BUSINESS MEETING" SUITABLE HOMES Airbnb is improving its Airbnb For Work platform by marking "business meeting" suitable properties. They also announced relocation services, and experiences such as sailing lessons, in an effort to reach a larger workforce audience. More

"If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." ― Maya Angelou

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