Jimmy Davidson

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Staying Together While Working Apart

By Jimmy Davidson on August 28, 2020 11:31 AM

When the coronavirus pandemic grounded our industry in early March, we realized that we were in for an unpredictable, anxious, and slow stretch of professional life. The World Travel, Inc., team transitioned to remote work on March 18, but we've retained our entire staff  and completely avoided furloughs during this period. 

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Reflecting On Challenges: What We've Learned From The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jimmy Davidson on July 31, 2020 10:09 AM

When the global COVID-19 pandemic slowed our industry to a crawl, World Travel, Inc.'s day-to-day priorities and schedule shifted. To continue providing the best possible service and solutions to our clients, we had to carefully consider the threat of the pandemic and how we could enhance traveler safety. We simultaneously worked to ensure the health of our company, our employees and retain our entire staff. 

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Managing Unused Tickets During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Jimmy Davidson on July 24, 2020 10:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of non-essential travel left hotels, airlines, and business travelers sorting through an avalanche of cancellation and refund negotiations. When lockdowns began and flights were cancelled en masse, conflicting airline policies and refund refusals caused confusion. Airlines are currently dealing with an estimated global refund liability of $35 billion, according to Business Travel News

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Airports And Airlines Implement Sweeping New Sanitation And Social Distancing Policies

By Jimmy Davidson on July 6, 2020 2:30 PM

Travelers will notice extensive safety-focused changes as COVID-19-related restrictions lift and airports begin to bustle once again. As the travel industry works to pair comfort with traveler safety and wellness, masks, social distancing markers, and flight capacity notifications have become an integral part of today's airports and aircraft.

Passengers prepare to board a United Airlines flight to San Francisco in Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal C

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World Travel Clients Share Their Coronavirus Outlook

By Jimmy Davidson on June 19, 2020 9:45 AM

Governmental restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifting or loosening across the world, and most localities have outlined a clear path to full reopening as pandemic projections change. These official guidelines and plans make some business projections and predictions clear.

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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Pricing Concerns and Generating Savings

By Jimmy Davidson on June 15, 2020 11:45 AM

Travel analysts across the world are attempting to understand the massive changes the industry will undergo in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of flights have been cancelled across the world's now-empty airports, group meetings and corporate events have moved online, and hotels are struggling to fill their rooms.

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How The Travel Industry is Responding to the Strain of COVID-19

By Jimmy Davidson on June 8, 2020 10:46 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic's continuous disruption of normal travel schedules has been a difficult problem for industry members from all sectors to face.

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World Travel Virtual Spring Symposium 2020 Question and Answer

By Jimmy Davidson on June 4, 2020 2:23 PM

World Travel, Inc.'s first-ever virtual symposium featured engaging discussions presented by representatives from American Airlines, International SOS, and Johns Hopkins' University.

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Spring Symposium 2020 Recap: Understanding A Changed Travel Landscape

By Jimmy Davidson on May 27, 2020 2:33 PM

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World Travel, Inc. hosted our first-ever virtual symposium, which focused on the travel industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Travel in a post-covid world: Traveler Safety and Monitoring

By Jimmy Davidson on May 21, 2020 3:16 PM

As the world takes its first steps on the path to a complete reopening following the global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for business travel industry members to be prepared for a heavily altered global travel landscape.