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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.

October 8, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Vision Travel rebrands to Direct Travel, flight service updates, development of a new “International Network” of carriers, the latest on Real ID, LAX bans... Continue reading

September 24, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: British Airways pilots call off strike, Virgin Atlantic plans further alignment with Delta, the deadline to get a REAL ID driver’s license is finally... Continue reading

September 10, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Direct Travel launched a one-stop shop marketplace for clients to select products and services for their travel programs, UA waiver during SFO runway... Continue reading

August 27, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: DoorDash Partners with Wyndham Rewards, TSA to being advertising new REAL ID requirements, more on facial recognition at airports, FAA bans MacBook Pro, New... Continue reading

August 13, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: airlines add new flight service options, BA’s new club suite, 5 airlines join TSA Pre-check, avoiding airport security hassles, United buys stake in Clear,... Continue reading

July 30, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Join Direct Travel at the GBTA Convention next week, new flight routes and discontinued services, United’s new free WI-FI, a new airport screening process is... Continue reading

July 16, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: new eco-tax on flights from France, expanded flight services, new codeshare between American and Cathay Dragon, info on facial recognition, Uber helicopters,... Continue reading

July 2, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: airline flight expansion and codesharing, travel requirements for New Zealand, Trump moves TSA agents to border, measles exposure at EWR, Hyatt unveils... Continue reading

June 18, 2019

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Deem to sunset expense tool, Cuba travel ban, Canada flight disruption compensation, the latest of the Boeing 737, no visa for Brazil, everything you need to... Continue reading

June 4, 2019

In this edition of the Direct Travel News Brief: Direct Travel Partners with Service, airlines launch new flight services, DFW terminal F, non-ticketed travelers allowed into airport terminals, TSA... Continue reading

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