UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced a tie for its Global Travel Management Company (TMC) of the Year award. Tied for top spot are UNIGLOBE Travel Partners (UTP) with offices in New Jersey, Colorado and California in the US and UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel in the Netherlands. The award is the most prestigious in the UNIGLOBE Travel network.
Founder and chief executive U. Gary Charlwood, alongside president and chief operating officer Martin Charlwood, announced this year’s recipients at the bi-annual UNIGLOBE Global Rendezvous, held this year in Vienna, Austria, to an audience of TMCs from 25+ countries. Accepting the award on behalf of UTP was CEO, Marie Magliano.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Marie and her team at UNIGLOBE Travel Partners for many years,” adds U. Gary Charlwood. “The team successfully runs their business through a combination of strategic selling, customer-focused servicing and teamwork. They are loyal supporters of UNIGLOBE and are fully engaged with our various programs, products and technologies. They are currently networking with many members, are always willing to help and share with others and are well respected amongst their peers.”
We are honored to have received this award and would like to thank our clients for their business and support throughout the years.
Travel Weekly's Power List
UNIGLOBE Travel Partners is pleased to announce they have once been included in the annual Travel Weekly Power List. This list ranks the top Travel Management Companies with $100 million or more in travel sales. We are very proud of all our team members and their efforts every year.
A huge thank you to all of our loyal customers throughout the year. We look forward to continued success!
Since mid-March of this year, the 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft have been grounded. While there has been much written about the process and issues around the investigations, there is also confusion for many travelers as to its status.
Even though it is not currently certified to fly, many travelers who are booking trips later this year may see the 737 MAX on their itineraries. While it may be listed, that does not necessarily mean you will fly on that aircraft. Each airline has their own policy as to how far in advance they will remove the 737 MAX from their schedule. Currently, most North American airlines that use this aircraft have removed it from schedules through October or November. That timeline assumes, however, that regulators do not find additional problems with the jet or its related software fixes. The FAA has declined to offer a firm timeline or even estimate when it expects to lift its grounding order for the Max.
UNIGLOBE will continue to monitor the latest news and keep you apprised of any impact to your upcoming travels.
Citi Cuts Travel Card Benefits Including Car Rental, Trip Insurance
Do you rely on a Citi travel card for perks like insurance and lost baggage protection? You might want to take a look at your card’s newly updated benefits: Citibank is sharply reducing the travel add-ons, dropping a slew of protection benefits on all the cards that previously offered them.
As of September 22, 2019, buying with most Citi cards will no longer cover car rental insurance, trip cancellation insurance, worldwide accident insurance, delay protection, baggage delay protection, and medical evacuation assistance, along with several other non-travel benefits.
Here’s the full list of what’s changing:
Worldwide Car Rental Insurance
Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection
Worldwide Travel Accident Insurance
Trip Delay Protection
Baggage Delay Protection
Lost Baggage Protection
Citi Price Rewind
90 Day Return Protection
Roadside Assistance Dispatch Service
Travel & Emergency Assistance
These cuts are obvious game-changers for travelers, who will undoubtedly change their pattern of credit card use in return. Travel experts are speculating that the move is due to the high costs Citi incurred by recently obtaining a lucrative Costo partnership. Maybe so, maybe not, but the reason for the change is really not relevant to travelers: If you no longer get the benefits you need, switch to one of the many cards that still offer them.
You Snooze, You Don't Cruise
Contact UNIGLOBE to book your next cruise. Sales are happening now, here are a few sample deals:
FREE AIR on select 2019 or 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises booked through August 27, 2019
FREE AIR PLUS save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises booked through August 27, 2019
Save up to $2,000 per couple on select 2019 & 2020 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises booked through August 27, 2019
Single Supplement waived on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe, India, and Southeast Asia river cruises booked through August 27, 2019
Don't delay, call us for these and other vacation options, even if it's not a cruise!