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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.

May 19, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Dave Hilfman Joins Direct Travel Board of Directors, the “new normal,” regional airlines are vulnerable, Delta consolidation, traveler temperature checks and... Continue reading

May 5, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: face mask requirement on flights, Delta adds Caribbean routes, airlines enhance cleaning and implement social distancing requirements, Air Canada suspends... Continue reading

April 21, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: managing unused airline tickets, GBTA convention date change, DOT rules on airline cancellations, airlines offer free name changes, Emirates tests for... Continue reading

April 7, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: DOT rules airlines to provide refunds for flight cancellations, a second Marriott data breach, TripBam technology hotel booking and cancellation analysis,... Continue reading

March 24, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: take these steps to strengthen your travel program during a slowdown, COVID-19: the EU countries impacted by US travel suspension, travel and COVID-19,... Continue reading

March 10, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: the latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19), airline and flight service updates, Real ID updates, Europe passport requirements, Uber surcharges in London,... Continue reading

February 25, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Traveler info about COVID-19, Visa’s overhaul of interchange rate structure, new airline codeshare and partnerships, Delta to become carbon-neutral, airline... Continue reading

February 11, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: what Brexit means for travelers, more on Coronavirus, Delta launches new joint venture, NY residents banned from Global Entry program, screening for China... Continue reading

January 28, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Direct Travel acquires Professional Travel, 2020 reimbursement rate for mileage, travel affected by Coronavirus, Delta and United club upgrades, new flight... Continue reading

January 14, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: new flight service offerings, United to match traveler status, predictions for air travel in 2020, Mobile Passport app for renewals, National highlights... Continue reading

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