EWA Travel

EWA Travel, Inc. offers a variety of high-quality travel services to international NGOs and corporations around the world.


States are reopening, but many require travelers to self-quarantine. Here's where

As states reopen, it's important for everyone to make note of state-by-state quarantine orders. USA TODAYbreaks it down for you.

usatoday.com States are beginning to open back up, but some require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks.


Southwest Airlines Expands Corporate Booking Through the GDS

After 50 years of operation, Southwest Airlines has decided to expand its' corporate booking capabilities through GDS. With this, travel agencies would have "industry-standard access to Southwest’s fares and functionality, like allowing travel managers to change and cancel flights through the system without having to pick up the phone and call the airline directly."

skift.com Southwest Airlines is expanding its corporate booking content in the GDS through agreements with Travelport and Amadeus to reach more business travelers.


How will airport lounges operate in the future? A real life example from the Aspire lounge in Zurich

Some airport lounges are beginning to open back up in the wake of COVID. Here's what Aspire Lounge Zurich lounge is doing.

headforpoints.com There has been much speculation about how airport lounges will operate in the future, especially with social distancing measures in place. (I am beginning to think that the reason British Airways i…


Las Vegas Airport Installs PPE Vending Machines

Last week, McCarran International Airport became the first airport to install PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) vending machines. This is one of the many efforts that travel brands around the globe are doing to ensure the safety of travelers.

afar.com New vending machines at McCarran International Airport are just the ticket for travelers who left home without hand sanitizer or face masks.


The First Signs of Travel’s Return?

We may be seeing some of the first signs of countries reopening soon. While there will be restrictions, these country officials are working hard to get back to normalcy.

nytimes.com As Australia announces plans to revive tourism, we look at 10 top travel destinations and their timetables for reopening. The challenge: balancing safety with the need to reboot.

National Travel and Tourism Week looked a bit different this year, but despite that, we’d still like to celebrate and highlight our travel staff. EWA is dedicated now more than ever to providing travelers with high quality, personalized travel services.

Throughout this pandemic, agents have been working hard to support our clients. While booking flights for expats and those with long-term assignments, agents have ensured travelers were knowledgeable on their options. Agents have a deep passion for the travel industry and though things are quite different right now, their devotion remains the same.

For that reason, we’d like to thank each one of our agents.


'The new flying etiquette': JetBlue becomes first U.S. airline to make flyers wear face masks

JetBlue joins in the efforts to keep their travelers safe with their new policy, requiring all passengers to wear face masks or covering. This new policy will take effect on May 4th.

usatoday.com The New York-based airline said the new policy takes effect May 4. The airline is also requiring flight crews to cover their faces at work.


Hilton Unveils New Cleaning Program, Partnerships: Business Travel News

Travel brands around the globe are doing their part to protect travelers during this time. Hilton recently explained how it's doing its part with the unveiling of its new cleaning program with Lysol.

businesstravelnews.com Amid new cleaning protocols recently announced by Airbnb and other hotel companies, Hilton Worldwide on Monday announced a collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol cleaning products, on a new hotel sanitization program for its global properties.  


American Airlines, other companies sweeten frequent flyer programs due to coronavirus

Some good news for frequent flyers.

star-telegram.com American Airlines’ AAdvantage Rewards program is extending benefits through 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


EWA Travel's response to COVID-19

As we continue to navigate through this uncertain time, one thing remains constant — EWA Travel's commitment to offering the same level of high quality, personalized service.

In this month's newsletter, we've provided some helpful resources on the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some first-hand accounts from travelers right now.

preview.mailerlite.com In such an uncertain time in the world, EWA Travel staff and management are committed more than ever to our clients. Throughout this global crisis, EWA agents have and will continue to support your staff. We strive to be a reliable resource to aid both your international and domestic staff with any....

As we find ourselves in such an uncertain time, we are hoping that you and your travelers are staying safe and healthy. For your reference, we have created a page on our website, solely dedicated to keeping you informed as we progress through this time.

For more information on EWA Travel's current efforts and some helpful resources on the COVID-19, please visit our website at https://www.ewatravel.com/covid19

In such an uncertain time in the world, EWA Travel staff and management are dedicated more than ever to our clients. We strive to be a reliable resource to aid both your international and domestic staff with any trips.

As we navigate through this situation, our agents and staff will continue to offer the same quality of service to support your staff. Agents are working closely with travelers to ensure they are able to make it to their destinations safely. We'd like to thank all our clients for allowing us to continue to service them during this difficult time.

EWA Travel strives to offer high-quality travel management services to our clients and we intend to keep that commitment to our clients as we see this pandemic through.


U.S. to Suspend Most Travel From Europe; N.B.A. Pauses After Player Gets Virus

In the latest development in the Coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. has suspended most travel from Europe for 30 days, beginning on Friday.

EWA Travel is currently monitoring the situation and will continue to support our clients throughout.

nytimes.com Financial markets tumbled and Italy ordered nearly all businesses to close as the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.


Airlines react to COVID-19 with relaxed rules on new bookings

To say the coronavirus has impacted the travel industry would be a major understatement. With so much uncertainty, travelers have become anxious about their travel plans and how they can travel safely in the next several months.

In this month's newsletter, EWA Travel offers the latest news from the airlines as well as tips to protect your travelers.

preview.mailerlite.com Several airlines such as American, British Airways, Delta, United have announced relaxed rules on new nonrefundable ticket purchases to accommodate traveler needs at this time and to encourage new bookings. United is the first of the airlines to offer waivers on all flights – domestic and internat...


White House set to meet with airline, cruise industry CEOs

Reuters reports that VP Mike Pence will meet with airline officials amid the coronavirus outbreak.

reuters.com The White House will hold meetings this week with top executives from U.S. airli...


Coronavirus spike in Italy spurs State Department warning for Americans not to travel to 2 regions

In the wake of the Coronavirus's spread to Italy, the U.S. Department of State has advised against travel to the country. Italy recently reported that there has been a 50% increase in Coronavirus cases on Sunday.

foxnews.com The worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe has spurred the U.S. government to issue the highest level of warning Sunday to the two Italian regions hardest hit by the virus.


6 tips & tricks for planning business travel

Business Matters offers some useful tips for planning your next business trip.

bmmagazine.co.uk There are many hints out there for how to get the most out of your business travel, thousands if not millions of tips and tricks.


United Airlines raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue

Starting next month, bag fees will increase for United Airlines.

usatoday.com United Airlines, which is following the lead of JetBlue Airways, said travelers will be able to avoid the increase if they prepay for bags in advance.


This is why you should hire business travel planners

Debating if you should use a travel agent for your business travel needs? Business Matters says go for it.

bmmagazine.co.uk A delayed flight is the common problem that all of us face every other day. But what if a corporate trip flight gets delay

A cookie-cutter experience just won’t cut it when it comes to travel. We understand that each traveler has a unique set of needs that must be met for the best experience. That’s why EWA Travel agents are determined to make personalization a rule as opposed to an exception for each itinerary.



Coronavirus Continues to Infect Business Travel, Meetings Biz: Business Travel News

The Coronavirus has caused some anxiety for business travelers. Business Travel News offers some insight into just how the disease has impacted traveler's mindsets.

businesstravelnews.com As the novel coronavirus outbreak further grips China, the vast majority of transient business travel between China and the United States has been scuttled, for now. For the business travel industry, some focus has turned to the virus' effect on the staging or and attendance at meetings and conventi...


2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Intelligence Hub

WorldAware, Inc. has offered some insight into the Coronavirus on their site. Information includes travel restrictions, risk intelligence alerts and more.

worldaware.com WorldAware is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in China and around the globe.


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Updating Your Business Travel Policy 2020 — EWA Travel, Inc.

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA recently predicted that business travel will grow to an estimated 1.513T in 2020. As you can imagine, the travel industry is ever-changing to accommodate its rapid growth. For this reason, companies must stay on top of this by continuously adapting to today’s travel landscape offerings.

ewatravel.com Business travel is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the industry and is constantly changing. We took the liberty of highlighting some areas that you should pay extra attention to in 2020.



It’s only natural for us to be devoted to the nonprofit and NGO community, being that it’s where everything started for us. If we can assist your organization with your travel needs, we’d love to be a service to you. http://bit.ly/2KCYaRW

ewatravel.com Our journey began when Bob Utne, founder of EWA Travel, served as a volunteer in the US Peace Corps. Bob helped build 40 primary schools and hundreds of houses for teachers in Gabon. There, Bob met Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose daily examples of Reverence for Life and human...


PowerSolutions 2020 Speaker: Tom Ollinger

We're extremely excited for our President and COO, Tom Ollinger to take the stage on Saturday at the CCRA Travel Commerce Network PowerSolutions 2020 Event. Tom will be part of the "Effective Strategies to Increase Agency Revenue" breakout session as a panelist to discuss the roadmaps to success.

powersolutionsnational.com Tom Ollinger, President and Chief Operations Officer with EWA Travel, Inc. | Travel Agency Management Executive, with over 35 years of professional experience in corporate travel sales and management. Extensive knowledge of corporate travel account management, with a track record of high client rete...


Updating Your Business Travel Policy 2020 — EWA Travel, Inc.

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will consist of millennials. Organizations should accommodate this unique generation by understanding how they travel and factoring employee satisfaction into their travel policies.

ewatravel.com Business travel is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the industry and is constantly changing. We took the liberty of highlighting some areas that you should pay extra attention to in 2020.


The Crucial Role Prevention Plays Against 2020’s Top Business Travel Threats

International SOS recently released its' Travel Outlook for 2020 and identified the top 3 threats to business travel this year. As your internal operations department reviews your duty of care program, you may want to give extra attention to these areas.

securitymagazine.com Millions of people will travel all over the world for business throughout 2020, and it’s not without its risks. International SOS recently released its annual Travel Risk Outlook, unveiling the top threats business travelers will face this year. Today, we’ll look at the leading three predicted r...


iBank — EWA Travel, Inc.

Our preferred reporting solution is iBank, the industry’s premier travel management reporting tool. Access your organization’s personalized travel data on a 24/7 basis. Let’s chat about how we can help you with your reporting needs. http://bit.ly/EWAiBank

ewatravel.com We are a licensee of iBank, the industry’s premiere Travel Management Reporting tool. iBank provides both detailed and summary reports focusing on air, hotel, car and professional consulting fee transactions. With iBank, you’ll have instant access to your organization’s vital travel informatio...


Common business travel mistakes to be aware of — EWA Travel, Inc.

We’re getting back into the winter season, and you know what that means — winter weather-related travel disruptions. Obviously, we can’t change how the weather will impact your travels, but we can properly prepare for it. This means that it’s important for your travelers to look at their flight status to ensure that it is not delayed or canceled before heading to the airport. If there is some kind of disruption, be sure to give your counselor a call so they can help you get on another flight.

ewatravel.com In the world of travel, there are so many intricacies that can go into a single itinerary. One small mistake can completely dismantle your whole itinerary and make your traveler’s business trip substantially more burdensome than you could ever imagine. Not to mention, it can also cost your company...


Airlines around the world are suspending flights to China as the coronavirus spreads

This morning, British Airways became the first international carrier to cancel all flights to and from mainland China. This is just one of the many airlines that have responded to the coronavirus.

The Foreign Office has even warned against all but essential travel to China.

Internal travel managers and operations managers should be mindful of all trips through and to mainland China.

cnn.com British Airways and other carriers in North America, Europe and Asia are canceling flights to China as authorities there seek to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.


Contact — EWA Travel, Inc.

Typically, contracts with travel agencies can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. If your current contract is coming to an end, you can take the opportunity to see what else is out there. During those one to three years, there inevitably has been some major innovations in the travel industry that you may not have seen with your current agency.

Contact us to understand how EWA Travel adapts to the ever-changing landscape.

ewatravel.com If you are interested in learning more about our premiere travel services, have a travel reservation request,  or have any questions about EWA Travel please complete the information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please fill the form to the right.


New Distribution Capability

According to IATA, NDC is, “NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program (NDC Program) launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard).” NDC factors in corporation discounts, traveler’s airline status, and benefits for customized bundles. With this, it will be easier to compare flights/prices with increased visibility of ancillary offerings.

iata.org NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program (NDC Program) launched by IATA.


Updating Your Business Travel Policy 2020 — EWA Travel, Inc.

Business travel is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the industry and is constantly changing. The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA recently predicted that business travel will grow to an estimated 1.513T in 2020.

Being that travel is an ever-growing market, it's important for organizations to adapt to new and emerging technologies and ancillary services. In order to do so, it's important that organizations revisit their travel policies on a regular basis. We took the liberty of highlighting some areas that you should pay extra attention to in 2020.

ewatravel.com Business travel is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the industry and is constantly changing. We took the liberty of highlighting some areas that you should pay extra attention to in 2020.

More than just a travel agency

EWA Travel has been devoted to helping NGOs, non-for-profits, businesses and other associations carry out their travel needs since 1976. We ensure that all arrangements comply with the Fly America Act, the Federal and Joint Travel Regulations, prime and sub-contractor obligations, and other unique accounting requirements/documentations.

EWA has also established strong relationships with most airlines to provide our clients with rates they won’t find anywhere else. These relationships work on both a routine basis as well as in times of special needs. We value each client and promise that no short-cuts will ever be taken.

We have three unique features that allow us to distinguish ourselves from the competition:

No Unqualified Staff EWA Travel has extremely talented, skilled and highly qualified travel counselors, with an average of over 20 years’ experience within the industry.

No Remote Call Centers Every phone call is answered by a live EWA travel counselor. Travel counselors work with you directly to arrange and meet your travel needs on a 24/7/365 basis.

No Impersonal Conversations Each EWA travel counselor works closely with you to help you fully carry out your trip, as well as well as assisting you in the event of an emergency. Our managers are even hands on travel counselors that work with you to assure 100% satisfaction on each reservation made. Managers review every reservation to assure lowest prices, correct routings and best quality consistent with each traveler’s needs.

We strive to get to know each client’s preference to anticipate their needs and deliver high quality travel services. We work with our clients to meet all their needs to successfully fulfill their missions around the world.

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