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EU Opening for Vaccinated Travelers

(May, 2021) Ambassadors from the 27 European Union nations agreed to open EU borders to vaccinated travelers, including Americans, as early as next week.  The proposal also includes entry from EU-recognized safe countries for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.  This easing of travel restrictions comes after more than a year of severely restricting entry, and […]

Communicating with Employees on Vaccination

(May, 2021) Policy Options and Answers to your Most Frequently Asked Questions In January of this year, we provided our clients with information to help you determine how to engage with your employees about whether to require or encourage vaccinations. As of April 23, over 228 Million vaccines have been administered within the United States and 1.16 Billion worldwide. This edition […]

Taking to the Skies: Airlines Expand Available Routes

(April, 2021) How Airlines are responding to demand growth with domestic and international route expansion The airlines have had quite a rough patch over the past 15 months having to manage reduced flight schedules, the necessity for aircraft storage, and overall reduced revenue.  With the success of domestic vaccine availability, and the appetite for individuals […]

The Touchless Travel Technology Experience

(April, 2021) What to expect from the Surge of Self-Service Technology  There has been a massive shift toward touchless technology since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and many travelers have grown to expect the enhanced efficiency that this tech provides. Along with the rise of millennials as the rapidly growing demographic in business travel, […]

Sustainability Objectives in the Travel Industry

(April, 2021) As Earth Day reminds us all of the importance of our community, many of your suppliers outline their objectives and accomplishments for sustainability through 2030. We have reviewed specifically the top US airline carriers as well as global hotel brands to provide you with an overview of their approaches, and deliverables to a […]

Pandemic Impact Leads to Rental Car Shortages

(March, 2021) At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic demand for rental car companies dropped by 90 percent, and suppliers scrambled to cut costs. Now, as vaccine distribution begins and more travelers get back on the road, demand is surpassing the supply, which could cause the car rental component of your trip to be the […]

Major U.S. Airlines Sustainability, and What You Can Do

(March, 2021) There are significant steps and commitments underway from the airline industry to not only be carbon neutral, but to achieve net zero emissions within the next 30 years. We’ve broken down what this means in practical terms, and what you can do from a corporate perspective. Click Here to Download the WhitePaper, or […]

Unused Ticket Expirations: What You Need to Know

(February, 2021) As we approach the anniversary of the Covid-19 travel impacts, this is also a time when some of your traveler’s unused tickets are nearing expiration as they were booked prior to the airlines offering fee waivers and extensions. This edition of TI Insights provides reminders of how we support your unused ticket needs, […]

American Airlines and JetBlue Build Alliance

(February, 2021) American Airlines and JetBlue announced plans for a Northeast-focused alliance last summer. They recently kicked off their partnership with nearly 80 codeshares, 33 new routes, schedule coordination and more. TI has outlined the major takeaways from the partnership: Loyalty Integration Starting on February 25, customers flying on codeshares will earn miles with the […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: Required or Encouraged?

(January, 2021) How Travel and Procurement Managers Approach the Vaccination of Covid-19 before Returning to Travel Many companies are considering not only the legalities, but safety aspects, of requiring their employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine prior to either returning to the office locations, or for approving business travel. This article approaches the topic, not […]