Posted by: traveloneinc | November 21, 2016

World Heath Organizations Ends Zika Public-Health Emergency Status

From Travelmarket Report

by Richard D’Ambrosio / November 21, 2016

Following a meeting of its Emergency Committee on Zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday announced that the disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern.

Removing the international emergency designation puts Zika in the class of other dangerous mosquito-borne disease, like malaria or yellow fever. The WHO committee, which is charged with overseeing the monitoring and coordinated efforts to combat Zika, stressed the need for continued research into the disease. Zika has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders, and many aspects are not clearly understood.

WHO first declared a state of emergency on Feb. 1, and the virus has since spread to almost every country in the Western Hemisphere except Canada. For the travel industry, fears of Zika caused a fall in bookings to Florida, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, and other vacation destinations, especially among travelers in their 30s.

But recently suppliers have been reporting upticks, as travelers beyond the child-bearing years seem to be less concerned about the disease. Just this weekend, for example, Scott Wiseman of Travel Impressions said his

Posted by: traveloneinc | October 18, 2016

DOT Bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced effective Saturday, October 15, 2016 a ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones on all flights in the United States.  Travelers were previously allowed to power-down the phone and carry with them onto the aircraft – this will no longer be allowed.  Additionally, the device by not be in carry-on, checked baggage, or shipped as air cargo.

For more information, please click here.

As always, contact your Travel One at 952-854-2551 or 1-800-247-1311 for the most current travel information.

Posted by: traveloneinc | September 9, 2016

LaGuardia Airport Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories – LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport continues its multi-billion-dollar redevelopment program to completely re-imagine your travel experience. Passengers will continue to travel through LaGuardia during the airport’s construction period.  Parking will be limited and some roads will be closed or detoured.  Customers are urged to leave additional travel time and find other means of getting to the airport. Traveling during construction can be challenging and we appreciate your patience as we work to build an exceptional airport.

Stay informed about the latest conditions at the airport, visit their alerts page.

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August 29, 2016                                                               To view this alert online, click here:

Hotel Prices/Policies During Upcoming Ryder Cup Golf Tournament in MSP

The Ryder Cup Golf Tournament will be in Minneapolis/St. Paul on September 27, 2016 through October 2, 2016.  Many local hotels have instituted minimum stay requirements, are requiring deposits,  and/or are modifying their rates to be non-refundable and non-changeable.  We are seeing these new rates and requirements on reservations beginning several weeks prior to the tournament.

These new requirements can potentially put these hotels in violation of company Travel Policy.  Thus, if travelers are making the hotel reservation through an online booking tool (i.e., Concur, NuTravel, etc.) they will see a big red exclamation point [!] in the booking area and they will not be allowed to reserve or even view the hotel rates. Additionally,  company preferred negotiated rates are not honored during this timeframe due to “special event” language within in the contract.

As always, contact Travel One Account Manager or Consultant at 952-854-2551 or 1-800-247-1311 for the most current travel information.

Posted by: traveloneinc | August 24, 2016

Earthquake Hits Central Italy

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks struck central Italy early Wednesday morning.  The hardest hit towns are in the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Marche which are 80 – 100 miles northeast of Rome.

Currently the Rome International Airport is open with very low delays reported.  For more information please see the links below:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/08/23/norcia-italy-earthquake/89240378/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/voices-under-the-rubble-after-quake-hits-italy-dozens-dead/ar-BBvYBxo?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

Travel One has contacted our customers with travelers in the area.  Please contact Travel One if you have any questions or need assistance.

As always, contact your Travel One Account Manager or Consultant at 952-854-2551 or 1-800-247-1311 for the most current travel information.

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