Conlin Travel, the university’s dedicated travel agency, provides travel alerts which include news about regions in the world with heightened danger warnings, weather events leading to closed airports, ground transportation limitations in major cities and many other scenarios. This is a great source of information made available on our website for the convenience of university travelers and travel arrangers.
Employment Verification for Rental Vehicles
Due to the current heightened demand for rental cars, we are witnessing an increase in verification standards by the rental car companies. Conlin Travel is advising all business travelers to carry some form of employment verification in the event that your corporate discount is questioned.
We anticipate that more vendors may require verification of employment in order to honor your corporate discount, simply due to the current nature of the industry. We suggest traveling with a company ID, business card, or any other proof of employment should you happen to be asked.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your Account Manager.
As we continue to see companies re-engage is business travel, we wanted to remind you of our Blue Skies Ahead webpage that houses countless helpful resources.
A few new items you will find include these infographics on traveler safety:
Managing Travel Risk: At Your Destination
Managing Travel Risk: Taking A Flight
Managing Travel Risk: At The Hotel
Managing Travel Risk: Ground Transportation
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Account Manager with any assistance you may need!
Masks Are Required in All Airports Across the United States
Beginning today, TSA will require individuals to wear a mask at TSA airport screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation systems. Failure to comply with the mask requirement may result in denied entry, boarding or continued transport. To read the full executive order from the CDC please click here.
You may also continue to visit our Blue Skies Ahead site for ongoing travel updates.
Information for Travelers Returning to the United States:
Effective January 26, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure. For the full statement from U.S. Department of State please click here.
As specifications of this regulation develop, we will keep you informed. We are in constant communication with our airline and industry partners and will notify you of any/all updates.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call a Conlin Travel agent and we would be happy to assist you.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/.
We understand the amount of confusing information out there for travel. We are working day and night to sort through this for you. One thing is for sure: If your travelers are to cancel their travel, they should do this with Conlin Travel on the phone or on Concur. There has been information provided by airlines that they can “No Show” and just not show up. This causes a delay in us getting the ticket information back from the airline. We want to be prepared when it comes time to rebook with waivers and unused ticket information. Please communicate with your travelers to cancel their reservation if that is your policy during this time.
If your organization maintains a Delta contract or have travelers with a particular airline status, please know that we are working directly with the airlines to ensure accurate cancellation procedures.
As we continue to navigate travel implications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured that we are here to support your travelers and your business needs at all times. To reach an agent please call (800) 783-9559 or for Concur assistance you may reach out to eServices team at (888) 387-3536.
Europe to U.S. Travel Restriction Announced
In response to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus, President Trump has announced a suspension of travel from Europe to the U.S.
According to the Associated Press, Homeland Security has further clarified by stating that "the new travel restrictions would apply only to most foreign nationals who have been in the 'Schengen Area' at any point for 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. The restrictions don’t apply to legal permanent residents or immediate family of U.S. citizens."
Please be assured that our team at Conlin Travel has been working diligently since the announcement was made last night to contact all affected travelers with all pertinent information and to provide recommendations. These travelers are being contacted individually by phone and/or email by a Conlin Travel agent. In addition, please advise that the only waivers our agents can provide are those offered by the airlines themselves.
We thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time and will continue to monitor the situation. For more information or to adjust your travel plans, please call a Conlin Travel agent for assistance.