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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.

July 14, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: Direct Travel launches “Direct Go” -- a new travel booking and management mobile app powered by Deem, information on the EU travel ban, many airlines require... Continue reading

June 30, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: updates on traveler quarantine, COVID-19 travel map, Caribbean reopening tracker, airline updates and safety protocol, alcohol ban on planes, TSA improving... Continue reading

June 16, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: interactive map shows which countries are open for travel, airline flight additions and reductions, United adds health assessment during check-in, airline... Continue reading

June 2, 2020

In this edition of the Travel News Brief: the latest on COVID-19 relating to travel, planning for post-pandemic travel, airline waiver extensions, summer flight schedules announced, TSA’s new summer... Continue reading

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

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