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Direct Travel News Brief

Stay on top of business travel industry news and identify trends that can affect your travel program with the Direct Travel News Brief. A new edition is published every two weeks and includes travel management best practices; airline, hotel and ground transportation news; safety and security alerts; traveler tips; meeting and incentive travel trends; and the latest DT Navigator Blog articles.

April 6, 2021

In this edition of the Direct Travel News Brief… Upgrade your Direct2U app, Alaska Airlines joins Oneworld Alliance, Delta to end middle seat blocking, United returns to JFK, airlines extend unused... Continue reading

March 23, 2021

In this edition of the Travel News Brief… BTN releases its 2021 Corporate Travel Index, new airline flight service, Delta contactless payment options onboard, airlines push to standardize health... Continue reading

March 9, 2021

In this edition of the Travel News Brief… enthusiasm for travel grows, the new normal of business travel, FAA to continue mask mandate, US Borders with Canada and Mexico to remain closed until March... Continue reading

February 23, 2021

In this edition of the Travel News Brief… Canada further tightens border, JetBlue and American codeshare, AA offers at home COVID tests, United launches in-airport coronavirus testing, airlines... Continue reading

February 9, 2021

In this edition of the Travel News Brief… Coronavirus updates relating to travel, American bringing back the option of pre-order meals on some flights, Delta Offers COVID-19 test home delivery,... Continue reading

January 25, 2021

In This Edition of the Travel News Brief; Biden order requires masks and quarantine, CDC mandates COVID tests for travelers arriving the US, GBTA on the future of travel, US and Canada/Mexico border... Continue reading

January 12, 2021

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Countries require negative COVID test upon arrival, how Brexit is changing visits to the UK, airlines with new flight services, Delta changes in-flight WIFI... Continue reading

December 29, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: 40 countries ban UK flights, US/Canada border to stay closed in to 2021, Delta’s new catering company, United’s new baggage technology, United ask passengers... Continue reading

December 15, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Covid-19 quarantine shortened, US extends border closer between Canada and Mexico, California halts non-essential travel, Delta and United eliminate... Continue reading

December 1, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: CDC issues new advice, US/Canada border closure extension, Delta and ATL launch a trans-Atlantic COVID-19 test program, United makes Covid-19 tests available... Continue reading

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