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Covington Connection

If you’re looking for timely travel news, the Covington Connection provides insights, travel tips, and trends relating to business travel, corporate meetings, and events. Top destinations, hotels, car, and air partners are also featured.

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The Case of the Mysteriously Shrinking Seatairline seats are shrinking

These days, planes are fuller than ever, rarely taking off with an empty seat. Is that why flying feels so crowded now or did the seats actually shrink? Let’s take a look at the numbers to find out. Learn More 


Concur Tip for Weather Disruption Rebookings

Airlines normally offer waivers for changes due to significant weather disruptions like hurricanes and snow storms. If you made your original reservation in Concur, our online booking tool, a Covington agent must rebook your flights for the waiver to be applied and the fee waived. Reservations rebooked in Concur will incur airline change fees.  Contact our online help desk at 804-747-4181 or


Marriott and Starwood Loyalty Programs Are Now MergedStarwood Hotels

The loyalty programs Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) have become one powerful program, including over 6,700 hotels across 29 unique brands in 130 countries.

The combined loyalty program is yet unnamed and will remain so until 2019. Members will continue to earn points under the individual program names, although the program is now consolidated into a single comprehensive platform. SPG members will receive a new membership number to align with the combined program. Learn More 

Can you be Found in an Emergency?Wildfire Emergencies

Wildfires in the western U.S. have nearly become a year-round threat. Currently, 15 states from Alaska to New Mexico are reporting large fires and all it takes is a shift in the wind to spur an emergency evacuation. If your business travel takes you in the vicinity of an active fire, can you be contacted in the event of an emergency? Find out the #1 preparedness tip on our Travel Maestro blog.

Travel News 

An Updated Look at Airline Boarding Policies Airline Reporter

Another Private Suite Opens inside Hartsfield-Jackson airport Atlanta Business Chronicle

One Two Free Promotion with Emerald Club National


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