The Covington Connection, our monthly Newsletter, provides timely industry news briefs, travel tips and trends relating to business travel, corporate meetings, events and incentive trips. Destinations, hotels, agent and client testimonials are also featured.
Join our mailing list by clicking on this link or the widget on the left hand side of this page. You may unsubscribe at any time.
2017 Business Travel Forecasts by Professional Insiders:
VBTA Annual Travel Industry Panel Discussion
Each year, the Virginia Business Travel Association (VBTA) presents a live discussion on the state of business travel to the membership and guests. In January, a panel of esteemed travel industry professionals responded to a series of questions on the major industry events of 2016 and gave their forecasts of the forces that will shape the industry in 2017. Many insightful observations were made, so Covington Travel would like to share an overview of the conversation with our business travelers. Read the complete review on on our Travel Maestro blog.
New Faces at Covington
A Growing Team Supports Our Corporate Self-Booking Tool
Lindsey Grinnell joined Covington Travel as an Online Booking Specialist for our Concur self-booking tool that is used by Covington’s corporate accounts. If you ever need help with online booking, Lindsey and others are just a phone call away.
Lindsey is originally from Connecticut and graduated from Roanoke College. Her travel industry background includes hospitality and event operations with a major hotel chain. Please join us in extending Lindsey a warm welcome to Covington.
Covington Travelers are Talking – “Exceeding our expectations!”
“We LOVED the Viceroy Zihuatanejo (Mexico)! It is a beautiful and meticulously maintained property. The resort is the perfect size with wonderful amenities, but most of all, the people made this our favorite trip so far. Everyone in the family agreed it was the best trip ever – exceeding our expectations! Read the entire client testimonial.
Dubai – Whether you visit for work or play, Dubai will make you reconsider any preconceived perceptions of this desert oasis.
Berlin – Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Berlin has reinvented itself as a political, business and entertainment center with a unique and diverse character along with a mix of culture and counterculture.
St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri, known as the Gateway to the West, has a unique charm characterized by pioneer spirit and ragtime blues. Enough history has been preserved to give the city a real sense of place, yet it perpetuates its pioneer spirit through high-tech industries.
Singapore, Changi Airport– Singapore’s Changi Airport is a marvel of efficiency and technology, providing a world-class visitor experience and confirmed many times over the most awarded “Best Airport.
Johannesburg, South Africa-Johannesburg, often affectionately called Jo’burg or Jozi, is the economic powerhouse and holds an important place in the heart of modern South Africa for its role in the demise of apartheid.
Charlottesville, Virginia – Nestled in the rolling hills at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is steeped in early-American history, enjoys a rich arts and entertainment scene, and is surrounded by orchards and vineyards.
Please call our travel experts at 804-747-7077 if you have any questions.