Cassie Sclafani

Content Marketing Manager | Cassie is a digital marketer who specializes in Content Marketing for AmTrav. After graduating from Florida State, she headed west for some less humid sunshine and a graduate degree in Communications from USC. It's there she discovered her love for digital, simplicity, and travel. After another move to the arctic tundra better known as Chicago, she now calls Charleston home. When she's not putting together content strategies, you can find her passionately (and at times, painfully) cheering on her 'Noles and snuggling with her golden retriever Scout.

When Should I Book My Business Trip to Europe?

If you’re planning a business trip to Europe this summer, this one’s for you.

Here's What Inflight Service You Can Expect From Major Airlines Right Now

Cassie Sclafani | January 28, 2022

If you’re getting back in the travel groove for the first time since the pandemic started, you...

The UK is Ending COVID Testing For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Cassie Sclafani | January 27, 2022

In a little bit of good news for business travelers, England and Scotland will no longer require...

What Happened to Alitalia?

Cassie Sclafani | January 25, 2022

In October of 2021, the Italian airline Alitalia quietly ceased to exist, leaving many travelers...

What is Turo and Is It a Good Alternative to Traditional Rental Cars?

Cassie Sclafani | January 17, 2022

With COVID sticking around and the supply chain mess still in full swing, traveling right now has...

Here’s What’s Happening With 5G and Airlines

Cassie Sclafani | January 6, 2022

Update - 1/19/21

5G is officially live. Despite airline lobby group Airlines for America's letter...

While Travelers Continue to Face Hundreds of Airline Cancellations, AmTrav Can Help

Cassie Sclafani | January 4, 2022

As the new year begins, so does business travel. Well, at least it’s supposed to. If you were...

Happy Holidays From AmTrav

Cassie Sclafani | December 13, 2021

As another rollercoaster year comes to a close, we are grateful for partners like you. So much so,...

New COVID Travel Restrictions: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | November 29, 2021

Update 12/13:

After closing their borders on November 25 due to Omicron variant concerns, Israel is...

American Introduces Major Updates to AAdvantage Loyalty Program

Cassie Sclafani | November 3, 2021

American Airlines just revamped their AAdvantage loyalty program, simplifying the way travelers can...

Uber is Rolling Out New Airport Services: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | October 19, 2021

It’s no secret that ridesharing has had a bumpy year. Travelers have seen long wait times,...

U.S. Set to Open Land and International Borders to Fully Vaccinated Travelers on Nov. 8

Cassie Sclafani | October 18, 2021

The return of international travel to the United States officially has a start date. On November...

UK Loosens Entry Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Cassie Sclafani | October 6, 2021

The UK has loosened up their entry requirements for fully vaccinated travelers. As of October 4th,...

EU Recommends Restrictions for US Travelers: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | August 31, 2021

The summer of ever-changing travel restrictions continues. Two months after opening up for...

What to Do If Your Flight Changes or Gets Cancelled

Cassie Sclafani | August 19, 2021

If air travel seems a bit more complicated to you these days, you’re not alone: the current travel...

Mask Mandate Extended Through January 2022

Cassie Sclafani | August 18, 2021

It’s a good thing most of us are used to packing our masks before hitting the road. The TSA...

Delta Makes Standby Free for Same-Day Trip Changes

Cassie Sclafani | August 10, 2021

Last week Delta made it easier for all travelers to adjust their itineraries on the fly. You might...

England Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Visitors From U.S., Europe

Cassie Sclafani | July 28, 2021

Starting on August 2, travelers from both the U.S. and EU who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

Canada Will Welcome Back Fully Vaccinated Americans in August

Cassie Sclafani | July 21, 2021

Current as of 9/17/21

Canada is officially welcoming back American travelers. Starting on August...

Passport Services Are Delayed: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | July 20, 2021

As the world continues to open back up, international travel is beginning to make a comeback. But...

Hilton Hotels Makes Daily Housekeeping Optional

Cassie Sclafani | July 12, 2021

Hilton is no longer offering daily housekeeping services. Starting last week, Hilton made their...

As Travel Demand Increases, So Do TSA Security Lines

Cassie Sclafani | June 11, 2021

Travel is on the upswing, and as many travelers get back on the road they find themselves running...

Seven EU Countries Begin Using Digital COVID Certificates

Cassie Sclafani | June 3, 2021

After weeks of discussions and considerations, seven countries in the European Union have...

Planning a Business Trip? You'll Still Need to Pack Your Mask

Cassie Sclafani | May 17, 2021

Updated on 5/20/21

Last week the CDC announced an exciting new guideline: fully vaccinated people...

CDC Now Allowing At-Home COVID Tests for International Travel

Cassie Sclafani | May 11, 2021

Returning home from international travel just got a little bit easier. On Friday, the CDC updated...

Major Airlines Are Reopening Airport Lounges: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | May 10, 2021

As summer quickly approaches and vaccine distribution continues, major airlines are beginning to...

REAL ID Deadline Pushed Back to 2023

Cassie Sclafani | April 28, 2021

The REAL ID deadline has been pushed back once again. Last month we dove into the REAL ID Act and...

Vaccine Passports: Know Your Options

Cassie Sclafani | April 6, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up across the country, discussions about vaccine passports...

Fully Vaccinated Business Travelers May Now Travel Without Tests or Quarantines

Cassie Sclafani | April 5, 2021

In some good news for companies who are ready to begin traveling again, the CDC said late last week...

Where You Can Travel If You're Vaccinated

Cassie Sclafani | April 2, 2021

With the vaccine rollout well underway, countries are starting to make announcements about waiving...

Are You REAL ID-Compliant? Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | March 26, 2021

We’ve talked about this before here on the AmTrav Blog (if you’re new here, welcome!), so you may...

United Airlines Relaunches Service at JFK Airport

Cassie Sclafani | March 18, 2021

After a long five year hiatus, United Airlines is officially coming back to New York’s JFK Airport....

What Are Work-From-Hotel Programs? Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | March 17, 2021

Thanks to a steady rise in vaccinations (and spring breakers everywhere), the TSA saw its busiest...

What You Need to Know About the Potential Rental Car Shortage

Cassie Sclafani | March 11, 2021

With the vaccine rollout well underway, there’s hope that travel will start to pick up this summer....

Hyatt & Marriott Now Offer Complimentary Covid Tests at Select Resorts

Cassie Sclafani | February 26, 2021

Hyatt and Marriott now offer complimentary on-site COVID-19 tests at select properties for any...

What It's Like to Get a COVID Test at IAD

Cassie Sclafani | February 24, 2021

Dulles International Airport (IAD) has partnered with XpresCheck to offer on-site COVID-19 testing....

What It's Like to Get a COVID Test at DCA

Cassie Sclafani | February 24, 2021

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has partnered with XpresCheck to offer on site...

The Boeing 737 MAX is Back

Cassie Sclafani | February 16, 2021

After an almost two year grounding following two fatal crashes a couple of years ago, the Boeing...

What It's Like to Get a COVID Test at San Diego Airport

Cassie Sclafani | February 8, 2021

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the latest airport to offer in-airport Covid-19 testing on...

The Latest on Digital Health Passports for Business Travel

Cassie Sclafani | February 4, 2021

Current as of 3/4/21

A few weeks ago we explored the idea of digital vaccine - or health -...

Did President Biden Really Implement a 14 Day Quarantine for Returning International Travelers?

Cassie Sclafani | January 25, 2021

Last week President Biden issued an Executive Order that, at a glance, seems to complicate the...

U.S. to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for Travelers on Incoming International Flights

Cassie Sclafani | January 13, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that beginning on January...

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at LAX

Cassie Sclafani | January 12, 2021

Current as of January 13, 2021

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at ORD

Cassie Sclafani | December 28, 2020

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) is the latest airport to offer in-airport Covid-19 testing on site....

Seasons Greetings From AmTrav

Cassie Sclafani | December 23, 2020

In the spirit of making business travel personal and keeping  it fun, here's AmTrav's very own...

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at DEN

Cassie Sclafani | December 18, 2020

Current as of December 18, 2020.

COVID Vaccine Passports for Business Travel

Cassie Sclafani | December 16, 2020

Last week in our 2021 business travel predictions we mentioned that we expect to see COVID testing...

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at MCO

Cassie Sclafani | December 10, 2020

Current as of December 10, 2020.

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at PHX

Cassie Sclafani | November 24, 2020

Current as of November 23, 2020.

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at CHS

Cassie Sclafani | November 23, 2020

Current as of November, 22 2020.

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at BOS

Cassie Sclafani | November 9, 2020

Current as of March 4, 2021.

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at SEA

Cassie Sclafani | November 6, 2020

Current as of November 6, 2020.

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at LGA

Cassie Sclafani | October 29, 2020

Current as of October 29, 2020

Hawaii Launches Pre-Testing Program For Travelers

Cassie Sclafani | October 15, 2020

Hawaii has started to open its borders, and if you travel there on business we have some advice to...

What You Need to Know About Airlines’ Preflight Covid-19 Testing

Cassie Sclafani | October 13, 2020

One of the biggest hurdles in getting back to business is the mandatory 14-day quarantines that...

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at EWR

Cassie Sclafani | October 7, 2020

Current as of October 14, 2020

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at JFK

Cassie Sclafani | September 30, 2020

Current as of October 14, 2020

What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at TPA

Cassie Sclafani | September 29, 2020

Current as of October 14, 2020

Saying Goodbye to (Most) Airline Change Fees

Cassie Sclafani | September 2, 2020

This week a number of major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Alaska Airlines,...

"Ask Me Anything" Part 3: Here's What You Missed

Cassie Sclafani | August 28, 2020

Delta Airlines, Hilton Hotels, and Hertz joined us yesterday for Part 3 of our Ask Me Anything...


Cassie Sclafani | August 19, 2020

Like many travel managers out there, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of...

"Ask Me Anything" Part 2: Here’s What You Missed

Cassie Sclafani | August 14, 2020

Southwest Airlines and Wyndham Hotels joined us this past Tuesday for Part 2 of our Ask Me Anything...

Your Guide to Getting Back to Travel

Cassie Sclafani | August 11, 2020

While your team begins to travel again and you’re faced with the task of creating a travel policy...

AmTrav’s Keeping Your Travelers Safe “Ask Me Anything” Series

Cassie Sclafani | August 6, 2020

As a travel manager, you are likely facing tough questions, rapid change, and concerns about...

You're Invited: Part 2,  Keeping Your Travelers Safe "Ask Me Anything"

Cassie Sclafani | August 5, 2020

Like many travel managers out there, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of...

"Ask Me Anything" Part 1: Here’s What You Missed

Cassie Sclafani | August 3, 2020

American Airlines, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Omni Hotels and Resorts joined us last Thursday for...

How Amtrav Can Help, Even When You Book on Other Sites

Cassie Sclafani | July 31, 2020

When your company books travel through an AmTrav channel (e.g. a2b, chat, calling one of our travel...

Your First Trip in the COVID-Era? Here's What's Different

Cassie Sclafani | July 28, 2020

If it’s been a while since you’ve traveled, the next time you get back on the road you’ll likely...

You're Invited: Keeping Your Travelers Safe, "Ask Me Anything"

Cassie Sclafani | July 23, 2020

Like many travel managers out there, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of...

What Are "COVID Clean" Hotels and How Can You Find Them?

Cassie Sclafani | July 2, 2020

As you or your team members begin to travel again, our team wants to help make sure you’re booking...

With no change fees, is Basic Economy now worth it?

Cassie Sclafani | June 26, 2020

Ever since they were introduced, Basic Economy air fares have been an anathema to business...

Earn Double Miles With American Airlines This Summer

Cassie Sclafani | June 10, 2020

As we head into summer and companies begin to feel more comfortable traveling, American Airlines...


Cassie Sclafani | May 29, 2020

As we settle into the “new normal,” we’re all taking small, cautious steps to get back to our...

Major Airlines Now Requiring Masks For Passengers

Cassie Sclafani | May 4, 2020

With many Americans eager to get back to “normal” as soon as it is safe to do so, the airlines are...


Cassie Sclafani | January 7, 2020

Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or an occasional business traveler, you know the nagging...


Cassie Sclafani | November 13, 2019

Business travelers are experienced frequent flyers and can typically handle any travel curveball...


Cassie Sclafani | November 5, 2019

Flying by the seat of your pants is no way to approach business travel. If you want to avoid...


Cassie Sclafani | October 29, 2019

You’re about to be the face of your company inan entirely different country. No pressure, right?...

5 Spooky Destinations Not to Miss During Your Fall Business Travel

Cassie Sclafani | October 23, 2019

We all know that business travel can sometimes feel like a chore. But one of the perks of corporate...

The REAL ID Act and What It Means For You

Cassie Sclafani | October 8, 2019

As business travelers, we know you travel a lot. And if you travel a lot, you’ve definitely seen...

How Business Travelers Can Handle The Busiest Travel Seasons

Cassie Sclafani | September 24, 2019

Let’s face it — business trips don’t always align with slow travel seasons. While every business...

15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptop Ban: What You Need to Know Before You Fly

Cassie Sclafani | September 11, 2019

When traveling for business, chances are you have a laptop or tablet in tow. For business travelers...

Traveling During Hurricane Season? Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | September 8, 2019

The 2019 hurricane season is in full swing. Storms are already wreaking havoc with Hurricane Dorian...

How to Maximize Productivity During Summer Business Travel

Cassie Sclafani | September 3, 2019

Ahh, summertime. It really can be a double-edged sword. For business travelers used to living in...

Balancing Business Travel and Family During Summer

Cassie Sclafani | August 20, 2019

When summertime hits, balancing business travel and family can become a bit more complicated. After...

It’s “Watch What Happens Live” not “Watch What Happens DELAYED…”

Cassie Sclafani | August 6, 2019

Yesterday started out business as usual on a Chicago summertime Tuesday. The skies were blue, birds...

How to Prevent Security Hacks on the Road

Cassie Sclafani | July 23, 2019

As the travel industry grows, so does the risk for security threats. There have been hundreds of...


Cassie Sclafani | July 16, 2019

If you’re anything like me, enduring a flightlonger than four hours is near impossible. As...

Did You Know: Downloadable Reports

Cassie Sclafani | June 25, 2019

Keeping track of reports for all of your travelers can get messy. Our reporting dashboard helps...

Did You Know: 24/7 Text Message Support

Cassie Sclafani | June 19, 2019

Picture this: after a long day of client meetings,you’re sitting on the runway on flight number one...

Policy Change is Long Overdue for In-Flight Sexual Harassment

Cassie Sclafani | June 4, 2019

In recent years the viral #metoo hashtag has stolen the spotlight and garnered international...

Did You Know: Arrival Manifest Report

Cassie Sclafani | May 28, 2019

Managing travel is no easy task. Juggling multiple itineraries, credit cards, travel policies and...

How to Communicate Travel Policy Change in the Age of Generational Diversity

Cassie Sclafani | May 20, 2019

The travel industry is changing at a rapid pace. Each day it feels like there are new developments...

Boeing Completes Software Updates for the 737 Max

Cassie Sclafani | May 16, 2019

Over two months after the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jet due to its involvement in two fatal...

Problem Solved: Managing Unused Airline Tickets

Cassie Sclafani | May 14, 2019

We all know far too well how unpredictable travel can be. You’ve probably been there before: stuck...

Did You Know: View Bag & Fare Info

Cassie Sclafani | May 8, 2019

The year is 2019 and travelers are officially inundated with options. Whether it’s business travel...

Airline Change Fees: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Cassie Sclafani | May 5, 2019

A final report from the Obama administration’s National Economic Council (NEC) documented the steep...

Did You Know: 24/7 Live Chat Support

Cassie Sclafani | January 24, 2019

Did you know that AmTrav has 24/7 live chat support? Our in-house live chat service gives our...

Do Travel Management Companies Make Your Life Easier? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Full-Service Account Management

Cassie Sclafani | January 16, 2019

Guest post with contributions by our own Heather McKibben – Account Manager

Did You Know: Instant Fare Comparisons

Cassie Sclafani | January 8, 2019

Did you know that on a2b you can instantly view fare differences? With one click of a button, you...

Your Checklist: Making Your International Trip a Success

Cassie Sclafani | November 14, 2018

Your company just invested $16,000 in your full, unrestricted first-class fare to China. In...

Did You Know: Seat Pitch

Cassie Sclafani | November 6, 2018

We all know that feeling when we’re on an airplane. That “I’m too cramped, my knees are hitting the...

Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management: 9 Tips for Best Practices

Cassie Sclafani | October 10, 2018

Guest post with contributions by our own Janet Conlon – Account Manager

Did You Know: Traveler Locator Map

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2018

You know the old saying “expect the unexpected?” Well in our experience, when it comes to travel,...

How Much Implementation Support Do You Need From Your TMC?

Cassie Sclafani | September 12, 2018

Here at AmTrav, we have customer accounts with thousands of employees, and accounts with a handful...

We’ve Moved!

Cassie Sclafani | July 17, 2018

We are excited to share that our Chicago office has officially moved! We have relocated to the West...

Tired of the Same Old Travel Management Options? [WEBINAR]

Cassie Sclafani | July 4, 2018

Frustrated by your current travel management solution? Tired of an outdated solution with sub par...

Let’s Talk Talc: New TSA Rules on Packing Powder

Cassie Sclafani | June 26, 2018

We get it. A little talc on the toes goes a long way towards comfort when your FitBit says you’re...

The Best Way To Pay For Travel

Cassie Sclafani | June 12, 2018

Guest post by our own Kyle Harrison – Account Manager

Understanding Travel Documents: What are eTAs, Who Needs Them, and for Which Countries?

Cassie Sclafani | June 5, 2018

In November of 2016, Canada began enforcing a new program that has caught many travelers off guard,...

All Work and No Play? Let’s Talk About Bleisure

Cassie Sclafani | May 29, 2018

Guest post by our own Laura Pilla – Account Manager

8 Tips For Going Green While Traveling

Cassie Sclafani | May 1, 2018

Grappling with the logistics of green travel? Traveling green has never been easier, thanks to the...

Booking Hotels for Non-Employees? Here’s What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | April 24, 2018

Guest post with contributions by our own Liz Gnat – Account Manager

Making a Travel Budget for Your New Business

Cassie Sclafani | April 17, 2018

When you’re just starting out in business, it’s important to set a budget and stick to it as...

Domestic Duty-Free Shopping: A New Trend?

Cassie Sclafani | April 4, 2018

In Terminal D of the Dallas-Forth Worth Airport, you may overhear travelers gleefully echoing that...

Wheels up? You’ve Got This Down. Tips for Millennials New to Corporate Travel

Cassie Sclafani | March 20, 2018

For those new to business travel, the glamour wears thin quickly. Flights get delayed or canceled,...

How Airport Lounges Profoundly Impact Productivity

Cassie Sclafani | March 13, 2018

If you’ve ever sat by the gate awaiting your flight, wishing your portable charger hadn’t run out...

Rental Car Insurance: To Buy or Not to Buy? What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | March 6, 2018

It is nearly impossible these days to purchase anything without some form of extended warranty or...

Traveling Overseas on Business? Expert Tips on Beating Jet Lag

Cassie Sclafani | February 27, 2018

Business travel is a reality for many professionals. Unlike vacation, though, overseas work trips...

The Business Travel Glass Ceiling: How Female Travelers Are Impacting Air, Hotel and Car Companies

Cassie Sclafani | February 19, 2018

Of the 488 million business trips taken yearly, women business travelers comprise 46% of them. How...

Millennials: Their Place in the Business Travel Landscape

Cassie Sclafani | February 7, 2018

It’s important as an employer to understand the needs of employees. Naturally, the unique demands...

In the Digital Age, Why Face-to-Face Meetings Still Matter

Cassie Sclafani | January 30, 2018

On March 10, 1876, the world began an irreversible shrinking process. On that day, Alexander Graham...

The ABC’s of IDP’s (International Driving Permits)

Cassie Sclafani | January 23, 2018

When traveling internationally, there is only so much time to cram in all that you want to see and...

The “Smart” Luggage Ban: How to Plan For It

Cassie Sclafani | January 18, 2018

Smart luggage is officially dumb. At this writing, in a rare act of solidarity, all of the major...

Your Complete Breakdown of TMC Pricing

Cassie Sclafani | January 9, 2018

The decision of whether or not to use a travel management company (TMC) for corporate travel is one...

The Business Traveler’s New Year’s Resolutions: 2018 Edition

Cassie Sclafani | January 2, 2018

In 2018, our wish for you is that your business travel life becomes less frenetic and more kinetic....

Secrets To Selecting the Best Seats

Cassie Sclafani | December 11, 2017

Sometimes, choosing your seat for business travel can feel like a shot in the dark. Fortunately, if...

The “But We Have a Contract” Dilemma

Cassie Sclafani | December 7, 2017

Guest post by our own Jim Wasson – Director, Business Development

Vegan Business Travelers: Your Guide to Eating In Flight

Cassie Sclafani | November 29, 2017

If there was ever a good time to be vegan, it’s now. Food options–even in New Orleans over...

Dealing with Serious Hurricane Situations While Running a Nationwide Sales Business

Cassie Sclafani | November 14, 2017

Guest post by our own Dewey Warner – Director, Business Development

In early September, a mere...

Trick or Treat? 5 Common Travel Deals Too Spooky to Be True

Cassie Sclafani | October 25, 2017

They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, but if the gift horse is offering you a...

The Future of Hotel Security

Cassie Sclafani | October 23, 2017

With the events in Las Vegas, the big (and big is an understatement) question is “what now” with...

How to Handle a Travel Crisis: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | October 18, 2017

There’s little doubt that business travel can be fraught with minor frustrations and occasional...

The 5 Haunted Hotel Destinations You’ll Want to Seek Out This Halloween

Cassie Sclafani | October 9, 2017

Although most of us would shudder at the thought of encountering a real, live ghostly apparition,...

The Pros and Cons of Checking Bags for Business Travel

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2017

Let’s face it. You didn’t get to where you are in your career because you shy away from the tough...

Winning the Battle to Lose the War? When Saving on Business Travel Backfires

Cassie Sclafani | October 1, 2017

Oftentimes, when the leader of a company sets out to increase the bottom line, one of the first...

A Look Into the Changing Business Travel Landscape

Cassie Sclafani | September 27, 2017

There was once a time when business travel meant you booked a flight, arranged a cab (or limo) and...

What Smart Companies Are Doing About Emergency Travel Policies

Cassie Sclafani | September 25, 2017

In June, proclaimed this 2017 hurricane season would incur 11 to 17 named storms, which is...

What Matters to Business Travelers? New AmTrav Survey Has Your Answers

Cassie Sclafani | September 19, 2017

A new survey by AmTrav has taken the pulse of today’s travel managers and business travelers,...

AmTrav a2b Platform Wins Gold Magellan Award for 2017

Cassie Sclafani | September 17, 2017

First-of-its-kind corporate booking tool honored as exemplary Online Travel Service/Overall Booking...

Regional vs. Global Travel Management Companies: Which is Better?

Cassie Sclafani | September 11, 2017

Our world is shrinking. Technology advancements continue improving the relative ease with which...

How to Perfect Your Hotel Experience

Cassie Sclafani | August 14, 2017

Frequent business travelers know that hotel experiences can vary widely from the pitch perfect to...

Corporate Travel Risk Management – Keeping up with Constant Change

Cassie Sclafani | August 7, 2017

The new “normal” is expecting the unexpected. Random terror attacks, civil unrest, natural and...

10 Travel Evolutions in 20 Years

Cassie Sclafani | July 24, 2017

While we can all wax poetic over greeting someone right at the gate as they disembarked the plane,...

The AmTrav 2017 List: Top 15 Business Travel Apps

Cassie Sclafani | July 19, 2017

The clever apps your fellow road warriors are chatting up make business travel easier than ever...

Travel Anxiety in the Age of Global Terrorism

Cassie Sclafani | July 10, 2017

The news out of Manchester and London over the last few weeks has refocused the media spotlight on...

Biometrics – The New Frontier in Airline Security

Cassie Sclafani | July 4, 2017

What do JetBlue, Delta, and Air France’s KLM have in common? Besides the obvious, these are all...

The Electricity Challenge: Matching Outlets to Countries

Cassie Sclafani | June 26, 2017

In a perfect world, there’d be one universal electrical outlet and no need for a blog to navigate...

Airlines and Airports Making Big Summer Changes: How Will They Affect Your Travel Plans?

Cassie Sclafani | June 19, 2017

Just in time for the summer travel season, many of the major airlines and airports are making some...

Staying Connected with Family During Business Travel is Possible – and Fun

Cassie Sclafani | June 14, 2017

Like it or not, business travel is a reality for many modern-day professionals. The problem is it...

Service Animals on Flights: Ferreting out the Truth

Cassie Sclafani | June 12, 2017

If you’re a frequent traveler, you have, undoubtedly, noticed a marked increase in the number of...

Traveling Abroad? Make Sure the Travel “Bug” Is the Only One You Return With

Cassie Sclafani | June 7, 2017

International travel is an exotic crash course in human relations. There is simply no substitute...

The New AmTrav is Here

Cassie Sclafani | June 5, 2017

Here at AmTrav, our goal is to make business travel easier. We believe in keeping a close eye on...

Four Things To Know About Information Security Before Selecting a TMC

Cassie Sclafani | May 29, 2017

Travel — both domestic and overseas — goes hand in hand with modern-day business life. However,...

The Pros and Cons of a Heavily Managed Travel Program

Cassie Sclafani | May 22, 2017

The goals spelled out in the 2017 plan may have seemed lofty, but as the second quarter draws to a...

Three and Six Month Passport Validity Rules: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | May 10, 2017

We all know that a valid passport is a requirement of international travel. In fact, post 9-11,...

10 Must-Pack Items for Your Next Business Trip

Cassie Sclafani | May 8, 2017

A last-minute business trip can result in a flurry of “pack-tivity” as you scramble to remember...

United Takes a New Approach to Lure Travelers Back to the “Friendly Skies”

Cassie Sclafani | April 27, 2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz emerged from the rubble that resulted from an intense social media...

Is It Time to Consider a Corporate Travel Management Company?

Cassie Sclafani | April 24, 2017

As a company grows, so does its corporate reach. Doing business within ever-increasing geographic...

Refundable v. Non-Refundable Tickets: When Do They Make Sense?

Cassie Sclafani | April 19, 2017

As the top salesperson in your firm, you’ve finally received a call back from a big prospect in...

Overbooked Flights: What Are Your Rights, Anyhow?

Cassie Sclafani | April 17, 2017

A recent viral video has been raising many questions about travelers’ rights on overbooked flights....

Eco-Travelers: What You Need to Know About Staying at Green Key Hotels

Cassie Sclafani | April 11, 2017

If you’re an eco-business traveler concerned about your impact on the environment, Green Key...

Managed vs. Unmanaged Travel

Cassie Sclafani | April 5, 2017

Business travel is a pricey cost of doing business, so it’s important to enter into financial...

LAX: The Mess You’ll Want to Miss

Cassie Sclafani | April 3, 2017

When it comes to travel for either business or leisure, you know that even the slightest wrinkle...

Potential Elimination of U.S. Visa Waiver to Europe: What are the Implications?

Cassie Sclafani | March 27, 2017

On March 2nd of this year, the European Parliament voted to pass a non-binding motion that would...

U.S. Limits Electronic Devices on Carriers from Several Middle East Countries

Cassie Sclafani | March 20, 2017

Early this morning, the US Department of Homeland Security put out a memo hitting Middle Eastern...

Gluten-Free Business Travel: A Guide to Survival

Cassie Sclafani | March 8, 2017

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, one in five Americans is currently eating gluten-free. And whether...

How To Create the Best Travel Policies for Your Company

Cassie Sclafani | March 6, 2017

Creating a successful travel and expense policy for your company is important since it’s likely...

Business Travel Insurance: Who Needs It? You Might

Cassie Sclafani | March 1, 2017

Travel insurance: otherwise known as the little box at the bottom of a booking page that you...

Airport Yoga Trend: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | February 27, 2017

In 2012, San Francisco International Airport kicked off a popular new trend: airport yoga rooms....

Business Travel Management Reporting: Best Practices You Need to Know Now

Cassie Sclafani | February 15, 2017

If you’ve recently been placed in charge of your company’s travel management, you know...

5 Advantages of Using An Agency To Book Your Air Travel

Cassie Sclafani | February 8, 2017

It may be tempting to book your company’s travel on your own – without the services of a business...

Flight Attendant Confidential: What They Wish You Knew About Flying First Class

Cassie Sclafani | February 6, 2017

There’s First Class, and then there’s FIRST CLASS. There’s a huge disparity between First Class on...

Is Your Current Travel Policy Really Working?

Cassie Sclafani | January 23, 2017

Simply put, you need to have solid data in order to properly manage and evaluate the success — or...

What You Don't Know - But Should - About Unused Airline Tickets

Cassie Sclafani | January 18, 2017

When you book a business flight — whether individually or through a business travel agency — the...

Implementing a New Travel Solution? Avoid These 5 Major Mistakes

Cassie Sclafani | January 15, 2017

You’re tasked with the responsibility of overseeing company travel, knowing there may come a time...

Do I Need to Hire a Consultant to Help Select a Travel Management Company?

Cassie Sclafani | January 5, 2017

Hiring a travel management company (TMC) is an important decision because who you choose can have a...

Why TSA Precheck Is a Must-Have For Business Travelers

Cassie Sclafani | January 2, 2017

You know who wants to wait in long lines at the airport? Nobody. That’s why AmTrav recommends all...

In-Flight Wi-Fi: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | December 15, 2016

Someday, we will all be having a good laugh about how we tried to do business while enduring these...

5 Expert Tips To Improve Travel Policy Compliance

Cassie Sclafani | December 12, 2016

Travel is a large part of a company’s allocated budgetary expense. Therefore, making sure your...

5 Airports to Avoid During the Holidays

Cassie Sclafani | December 8, 2016

‘Tis the season for holiday-related travel delays, folks. For many travelers across the country,...


Cassie Sclafani | December 5, 2016

Like it or not, business travel is a cost of doing business — and a substantial one at that....

Winter is Coming: What the Colder Weather Could Mean for Your Travel Plans

Cassie Sclafani | November 30, 2016

Depending on what region of the country you live in, you might take a glance up at your window...


Cassie Sclafani | November 27, 2016

Many smart businesses work with a professional travel management company to save time, money, and...

Debunking 5 Myths About Holiday Travel

Cassie Sclafani | November 24, 2016

You might think the holiday travel myths had gone the way of the Samsung Galaxy 7 (banned on all...

What You Should Be Asking About Your TMC’s Reporting Capabilities

Cassie Sclafani | October 6, 2016

Among a company’s greatest expenditures, travel and related expenses top the list. So, with little...

Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Account Management Support

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

A great business travel agency provides intuitive, easy-to-use products and services that are...

Top 5 Things You Should Ask About a TMC’s Call Center Support

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

When it comes to choosing the right business travel agency, not all are created equal. A business...

Making the Most of Your Downtime: What’s a Business Traveler To Do?

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

So, you’re going on a business trip. You know as well as we do that business travel absolutely does...

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask a Business Travel Agency About Their Online Booking Tools

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

With the majority of business travel booked over the Internet, a business travel agency’s online...

Does Your Company Need a Business Travel Agency?

Cassie Sclafani | September 26, 2016

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely already answered that question with “Yes.” Or at least,...

What You Need To Know Before Signing a Contract With a TMC

Cassie Sclafani | September 25, 2016

You know you need a travel management company, but what do you need to know next? Here are five...

What to Consider When Selecting the Best Business Travel Agency for Your Needs

Cassie Sclafani | September 25, 2016

Finding the right business travel agency can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of details to...

Your Company May Need a Business Travel Agency… And Here’s Why

Cassie Sclafani | September 25, 2016

Everyone needs a helping hand when it comes to business travel. Without the right attention to...