Entries by Dashia

How does the Removal of Change Fees Impact your Travel Program?

This week, United, Delta, American and Alaska airlines each eliminated change fees from their domestic programs.  On the surface, this appears to be extremely good news for corporate travel programs, as the typical domestic change fee can be as much as $200 per ticket. However, there is clear room for review and consideration of how […]

Return to Travel Planning – Hotel Negotiations

This 3rd segment in TI’s Return to Travel Planning series focuses on the Hotel Industry. There have been conflicting opinions in the press as to if, let alone when, the timing might be right to reengage with your global hotel partners. This article focuses on the state of the hotel industry, how we are seeing it rebound, and our recommendations as you consider […]

Return to Travel Planning – International Flight Availability & Re-Entry Requirements

Many of our clients requested more information on how international travel is expanding, given the recent announcement of the US removing the ban restrictions.  We have listed all international routes by the top 3 domestic carriers, including each destination’s ‘Restriction Tracker’ rating as calculated by www.openupforbusiness.com. Each airline is scheduling their international routes based upon ease […]

Return to Travel Planning – Traveler Readiness: What your Travelers Need to Know, Before & During their Trip

TI continues to provide ongoing guidance and recommendations as you develop your Return to Travel program. This issue focuses on the traveler; what they should be aware of and actions they should take as part of their pre- trip preparation, as well as during their journey. For your convenience, we have prepared a traveler infographic, which you can […]

Return to Travel Planning – Your Guide to Cancellations, Waivers, Name Changes, Refunds and Unused Tickets

All of our clients have been working diligently to gain a foundational understanding of how to apply the recent adjustments to cancellations within your travel program. The rapid pace of change over the past few months has created confusion and uncertainty. This document is designed to simplify the information, as well as include our responses to the […]

How Airlines are Being Evaluated

As there is no industry standard for how the airlines were to respond to the Covid outbreak, each determined their own approach to waivers, onboarding service, cleanliness, capacity limitations and loyalty rewards programs.  To some airlines cleaning between every flight was undertaken, when others deciding on a once a day overhaul.  Others determined 60% capacity […]

Travel Status and COVID-19 Restrictions by State

Domestic Business Travel has plateaued to 25% from 2019 levels for the past two months. Much of this is due to the varied spikes of infection throughout the US. Each state is responsible for their own phased reopening, with some never having taken measures to formally close down, while others are approaching the reopening on […]

Many Companies Plan to Resume Travel Soon

The Global Corporate Travel Sector is beginning to return to travel, with domestic and essential business travel likely to resume first. According to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), approximately half (49%) of their member companies plan to resume domestic travel within the next three months. Overall Return to Travel Trends […]

Temporary Shifts in Preferred Airline Carriers

With this week’s announcement that American Airlines will no longer be limiting capacity, which has followed United Airlines announcement last month that they will ‘do their best’ to contact you 24 hours in advance of your flight if it is becoming fairly full, it may be time to reevaluate your temporary preferred airlines in order […]