What Travelers Need to Know About EU’s New Visa Waiver Program

If you’re planning a trip to Europe in 2023, you might have another task to add to your pre-trip to-do list. Travelers from dozens of countries will need to apply for authorization to enter the Schengen Area, a border-free zone comprised mainly of European Union (EU) countries, when a new EU visa waiver program is supposed to go into effect in late 2023. The European Travel Information and ... Read More

REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 7, 2025

REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 7, 2025 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the REAL ID deadline will now be May 7, 2025. The deadline was previously May 3, 2023, for US travelers 18 years of age or older to secure a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license for domestic air travel.  The lingering impacts of COVID-19 have impeded REAL ID progress over the past two years, and ... Read More

November 2022 E-Newsletter Recap

Ovation's weekly client e-newsletter, the Informed Traveler, keeps readers updated on travel industry news and trends. Read More

October 2022 E-Newsletter Recap

Ovation's weekly client e-newsletter, the Informed Traveler, keeps readers updated on travel industry news and trends. Read More

May 2022 E-Newsletter Recap

Ovation's weekly client e-newsletter, the Informed Traveler, keeps readers updated on travel industry news and trends. Read More

It's Official - Amex GBT Is Now Public

Today, May 31, 2022, American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under ticker symbol “GBTG." Apollo Global Management, Ares, HG Vora, Sabre and Zoom are among a new group of investors joining American Express Company with Certares and Expedia Group on the existing investor roster. Read More

April 2022 E-Newsletter Recap

Ovation's weekly client e-newsletter, the Informed Traveler, keeps readers updated on travel industry news and trends. Read More