Elliott McNamee

Director of Product Marketing | Elliott’s favorite part of working at AmTrav is working with customers, support teams, and developers. His primary objectives are to make AmTrav’s connected platform work even better for our Travellers, Travel bookers, and Travel Managers. A 10-year veteran of the travel industry, Elliott worked on flight shopping technology at United Airlines before joining AmTrav in 2019. Elliott lives in Boston with his wife and two young children.

Whose Problem Is It?

On AmTrav's NDC webinar last week Jeff and Cory shared some insight about how competing TMCs are...

How Much Did Your Company Save with American's Lowest Fares?

Elliott McNamee | January 12, 2024

Last week AmTrav released the “Where are the fAAres?” report diving into how often American...

Where are the fAAres?

Elliott McNamee | January 10, 2024

Last April, American Airlines gave the corporate travel market the biggest shock in the last three...

United Airlines NDC Makes it Easy to Escape Winter Weather

Elliott McNamee | January 4, 2024

Did you see the weather waiver that United Airlines sent out this morning for the snowstorm hitting...

Further Proof that Travel Policy & Approvals Work (More Examples!)

Elliott McNamee | December 18, 2023

Have you ever spent several hours digging through pre-trip approval requests, or a few minutes...

AmTrav Upgrades Hotel Shopping

Elliott McNamee | December 5, 2023

What’s your ideal corporate travel tool?

Dis-aggregation is not the Problem

Elliott McNamee | December 3, 2023

It has been a good year for managed travel customers who use AmTrav. Compared to their peers, they ...

How Travel Managers Can Prepare for Changing TMC Economics (part 2 of 3)

Elliott McNamee | November 1, 2023

Following AmTrav’s radically honest TMC Secrets webinar (watch it here), yesterday we shared how...

How TMCs Make Money Today and How that Could Change (Part 1 of 3)

Elliott McNamee | October 31, 2023

Have you ever wondered how your travel management company (TMC) makes money and pays their bills?

Does Travel Policy Work? (ANSWER: Yes)

Elliott McNamee | October 9, 2023

One occasional request we get when we demo AmTrav’s a2b booking platform to prospective customers...

American Airlines Removes More Fares in August

Elliott McNamee | September 18, 2023

AmTrav has tracked American Airlines’ fare changes since American removed many of their lowest...

Focus on DFW: American Airlines Removes Even More Fares

Elliott McNamee | September 13, 2023

AmTrav has tracked American Airlines’ fare changes since American removed many of their lowest...

Webinar - Maximizing Your Hotel Savings in 2024

Elliott McNamee | September 7, 2023

It's RFP season. And so we are here to talk about how to maximize your hotel savings in 2024, and...

2023 Mid-Year Travel Cost Update: Cooling Down At Last

Elliott McNamee | August 25, 2023

It’s been an interesting (and increasingly expensive!) couple of years watching travel costs, as...

How Cornerstone is Prepared for NDC

Elliott McNamee | June 15, 2023

With decades spent working in corporate travel, the Cornerstone Information Systems team and CEO...

NDC Bundling: Yea or Nea?

Elliott McNamee | May 26, 2023

Something we hear more and more from airlines, from customers and from prospects: “NDC bundling.”...

Webinar Recording: Not Another NDC Webinar

Elliott McNamee | May 17, 2023

AmTrav takes buyers' pressing NDC questions and shares our unique NDC experience on "Not Another...

What Will NDC Cost You?

Elliott McNamee | May 11, 2023

We know what NDC-ready means, we know the benefits of NDC, and we know that not being NDC-ready...

What Does NDC-Ready Mean?

Elliott McNamee | May 10, 2023

Because American Airlines removed 40% of their lowest fares from many corporate booking providers,...

American NDC Fares Analysis (Week 5): Webinar Next Week!

Elliott McNamee | May 8, 2023

I know, I know. You've come to rely on the AmTrav Blog for one-of-a-kind insight into American...

American NDC Fares Analysis (Week 3): Premium Customers Pay More

Elliott McNamee | April 24, 2023

When American's modern retailing strategy was announced in December, one common response from...

American NDC Fares Analysis (Week 2): Not All Routes Are Created Equal

Elliott McNamee | April 18, 2023

It's been two weeks since American Airlines restricted the sale of their lowest fares to NDC...

AmTrav's Enhanced Platform to Help Business Travelers Navigate American Airlines' New Flight Booking Changes

Elliott McNamee | March 29, 2023

AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, today announced upgrades to its corporate...

One Year of Meetings & Guest Travel Made Easy with AmTrav Gather 🎉

Elliott McNamee | March 21, 2023

Have you heard the news – it’s AmTrav Gather’s first birthday!Hooray! In Gather’s first year 120...

Webinar - Maximizing Travel Program Savings in 2023

Elliott McNamee | February 28, 2023

Hello and welcome to the second installment of our 2023 webinar series brought to you by Amtrav....

Little Things that Drive Your Productivity

Elliott McNamee | February 17, 2023

First off – this is a silly blog post, don’t read it if you’re not up for a silly blog post written...

Three Things we Learned from Soundings+AmTrav 2023 Meetings Outlook

Elliott McNamee | February 15, 2023

Three Things we Learned from Soundings+AmTrav 2023 Meetings Outlook Webinar

Webinar Highlights 2023: NDC comes to america

Elliott McNamee | February 15, 2023

In our webinar, NDC Comes to America, held January 31st, 2023, T2RL CEO and former Vice President...

Product Update: AmTrav Manage pages updates

Elliott McNamee | February 14, 2023

We’re continually updating AmTrav’s one connected platform, including implementing your...

Finding the Most Reliable Flights this Winter

Elliott McNamee | December 21, 2022

The leaves have fallen off the trees, Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes have come and gone, it’s...

What’s the best way to plan group air?

Elliott McNamee | November 29, 2022

The COVID pandemic is finally passing and you can gather face-to-face with your friends and...

Setting your 2023 Travel Budget

Elliott McNamee | November 21, 2022

This week AmTrav met with dozens of travel administrators on our 2023 Travel Forecast webinar,...

Meeting Hotels Made Easy

Elliott McNamee | October 18, 2022

Are you tired of wrangling room blocks? Last-minute checkin date changes, begging the hotel to...

Summer 2022 Travel: How bad was it?

Elliott McNamee | October 14, 2022

Going by the headlines, summer 2022 travel was truly, uniquely awful.

AmTrav and Marriott make virtual payments work better for customers

Elliott McNamee | October 12, 2022

Virtual cards provided by CSI and Conferma allow corporate customers to securely centralize payment...

Finding the Most Reliable Flights this Fall

Elliott McNamee | September 15, 2022

It’s fall: the weather is a little cooler, kids are back in school, pumpkin spice lattes are back...

Happy Hotel RFP Season

Elliott McNamee | September 1, 2022

It’s still warm outside and the leaves haven’t started turning, but the kids are headed back to...

Corporate Meetings Return to 2019 Levels

Elliott McNamee | August 8, 2022

There's a lot of good news for people who like meeting peers face-to-face, who enjoy an...

Finding the Most Reliable Flights this Summer

Elliott McNamee | June 28, 2022

Summer travel always means dodging thunderstorms, but in summer 2022 you’re dodging airline, hotel...

Three Things we Learned at the BTN Tech Talk Chicago

Elliott McNamee | June 24, 2022

AmTrav was proud to sponsor the BTN’s Travel Tech Talk in Chicago this week, it was great event...

How Can You Use AmTrav Gather?

Elliott McNamee | June 21, 2022

AmTrav clients have used AmTrav Gather to quickly, easily plan travel for thousands of travelers,...

How to Expand Your Role as a Travel Manager

Elliott McNamee | May 19, 2022

Want to expand your role as a travel manager – take on more responsibilities, do cool new work, and...

AmTrav Gather Makes Meetings Travel Planning Easy

Elliott McNamee | May 12, 2022

AmTrav exists to bring people together face-to-face and make business work better — because it's...

Coming Next Week: AmTrav Makes Planning Meetings Travel Easy

Elliott McNamee | April 26, 2022

As the COVID pandemic slowly recedes we’ve seen a return to meetings and events — and we couldn’t...

Three things we Learned at the BTN “Sourcing a Booking Tool” workshop

Elliott McNamee | April 15, 2022

Why do buyers choose their booking tools?

Maximize Your Travel Program Savings in 2022

Elliott McNamee | April 8, 2022

What are the biggest opportunities to save your travel program money in 2022?

The Latest Unused Tickets News

Elliott McNamee | March 31, 2022

Quick: what’s the easiest way to save your travel program money in 2022?Answer: use your unused...

Three things we learned at the BTN Travel Program & Policy Workshop

Elliott McNamee | March 3, 2022

AmTrav was proud to sponsor the Business Travel News “Structuring a Managed Travel Program &...

What to Expect from AmTrav in 2022

Elliott McNamee | February 24, 2022

We’re about two months into 2022 which means it’s the perfect time to tell you what we’re doing...

Announcing Gather: The Guest Travel Planning Solution That Makes BOTH Arrangers and Guests Happy

Elliott McNamee | February 8, 2022

AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, announces Gather, the travel planning...

Coming Next Week: AmTrav Makes Guest Travel Easy

Elliott McNamee | February 2, 2022

For too long guest travel has been a pain to plan – even with AmTrav – but enough is enough!Next...

Clients Recover $500K in United Airlines Unused Ticket Value

Elliott McNamee | November 11, 2021

Redeeming unused ticket credits with one click in AmTrav is a great way to save money on business...

Ready to Help in Teams and Slack

Elliott McNamee | September 28, 2021

“So you can communicate with us from wherever you want.”

The Ultimate Guide to Southwest Airlines Fares for Business Travel

Elliott McNamee | July 12, 2021

As a business traveler you need flexibility and reliability when flying. Nearly 20% of business...

All About UATP

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

This page is under construction 👷👷👷! Check back soon for more soon.

All About United Airlines Propel

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

United Airlines' Propel program is a corporate discount program that offers set discounts on United...

All About United Airlines PassPlus

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

United PassPlus is a prepaid discount program that gives small and midsize corporate or individual...

All About United Airlines PerksPlus

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

United PerksPlus is a corporate rewards program that earns companies PerksPlus credits that can pay...

All About American Airlines Business Extra

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

American Airlines Business Extra is a corporate rewards program that earns companies Business Extra...

How Do I Sign Up for SWABIZ?

Elliott McNamee | July 11, 2021

Enrolling your company in SWABIZ is free, quick and easy. Follow these steps below to sign up for...

All About Southwest Airlines SWABIZ

Elliott McNamee | July 10, 2021

This page is under construction 👷👷👷! Check back soon for more soon.

All About Delta Airlines SkyBonus

Elliott McNamee | July 9, 2021

This page is under construction 👷👷👷! Check back soon for more soon.

Hotel Rates Are Rising, How Can Your Company Save Money?

Elliott McNamee | June 28, 2021

My my, how things change in a few short months in the corporate travel industry.

How We Use Your Feedback to Improve AmTrav

Elliott McNamee | June 24, 2021

Have you ever responded to an AmTrav post-trip survey and wondered what happens with your feedback?

Happy Birthday Southwest Airlines!

Elliott McNamee | June 18, 2021

Happy 50th birthday, Southwest Airlines!

AmTrav Makes it Easy to Make CO2-Smart Choices and Track Your Impact

Elliott McNamee | June 17, 2021

This week AmTrav launched two new tools that help you track your company’s carbon dioxide emissions...

Saving Money with Unused Tickets and Name Changes

Elliott McNamee | April 26, 2021

Unless you're new to the AmTrav blog (in which case, welcome!) you know that we love unused tickets...

Two Steps to Prepare for Your Hotel Stay During the Pandemic

Elliott McNamee | April 19, 2021

You’re preparing to get back on the road for business -- what should you expect?

Heads Up: Be Prepared For Uber and Lyft Shortages Right Now

Elliott McNamee | April 14, 2021

Today Business Travel News reported on a driver shortage causing a shortage of Uber and Lyft ride...

Looking Ahead to Summer Business Travel with American Airlines’ President

Elliott McNamee | April 14, 2021

American Airlines’ President Robert Isom sat down with business travel publication The Company Dime...

Are State Travel Requirements About to Disappear?

Elliott McNamee | March 15, 2021

After a long and cold December, January and February, the AmTrav COVID Resource Center state travel...

There’s an Answer for That: Introducing the AmTrav Knowledge Base

Elliott McNamee | March 11, 2021

We’ve all been there: trying to remember how something works and feeling frustrated because we...

One Stop Shop: New American Airlines Fares Available to AmTrav Customers

Elliott McNamee | March 3, 2021

As our CEO Jeff explained in December, his goal for AmTrav’s booking tool is to “show you all the...

Vaccinated? Two States Are Waiving Their Travel Restrictions for You

Elliott McNamee | February 23, 2021

Last month we wrote about Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Green's suggestion that travelers fully...

Do I Need a Negative COVID Test to Fly in the United States?

Elliott McNamee | February 11, 2021

Update Feb.15: The U.S. CDC and Biden Administration stated that they do not plan to require...

The Easiest Way to See the Value of Your Business Travel

Elliott McNamee | January 28, 2021

Last week AmTrav introduced a new Trip Success Report to help you evaluate the success of your...

Can Vaccinated Travelers Skip Hawaii's Quarantine and Testing Requirements?

Elliott McNamee | January 27, 2021

Normally the esteemed AmTrav blog doesn’t cover the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, but when the...

AmTrav 2020 Product Recap (VIDEO)

Elliott McNamee | December 17, 2020

2020 didn't go as planned, but just like you, we adjusted. We continued building AmTrav's one...

COVID Cases, Vaccines and Travel: What We Expect Business Travel to Look Like in 2021

Elliott McNamee | December 8, 2020

You've probably seen the news: COVID cases are continuing to climb in the U.S., triple summer case...

“How much do you charge for that?”

Elliott McNamee | November 25, 2020

Responding to the Company Dime story about AmTrav’s partnership with Journera to provide real-time...

Track Your Travelers in Real Time With AmTrav and Journera

Elliott McNamee | November 20, 2020

If you use the AmTrav Traveler Locator Report regularly, you know it gives you an accurate view of...

Three Steps to Save Money With Former Employees’ Unused Tickets

Elliott McNamee | November 18, 2020

The only thing trickier than unused tickets are unused tickets that were issued to former...

It's About You

Elliott McNamee | November 4, 2020

We're really excited to share with you the two new case studies we published this week telling the...

Celebrating One Year of the Best Southwest Shopping & Booking Technology

Elliott McNamee | October 8, 2020

Our friends at Southwest Airlines reminded us that it’s officially been one year since we upgraded...

Getting the hotel room and rate you need with AmTrav

Elliott McNamee | October 7, 2020

Along with social distancing, face coverings, and meetings switching from in-person to virtual,...

What to Expect at Your Hotel: Three Questions to Ask Before You Arrive

Elliott McNamee | September 25, 2020

Many aspects of travel have changed with COVID, including the hotel experience. While hotels strive...

Room Blocks Are for Weddings, Not Business

Elliott McNamee | September 22, 2020

Hotel room blocks work really well for weddings. Room blocks offer a lot of flexibility, giving...

Introducing AmTrav’s New Post-Trip Surveys

Elliott McNamee | September 11, 2020

One of the hardest tasks for a travel administrator or budget owner is to determine which trips...

To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine? Navigating State COVID Travel Restrictions

Elliott McNamee | September 9, 2020

If you or your coworkers are traveling during the COVID pandemic, you need to remember to bring...

Tired of Unused Tickets? No? Me Neither!

Elliott McNamee | September 8, 2020

A colleague shared some data with me today. It inspired me to share a story with you.

The Little Marketing Initiative That Could: Reflecting on Six Months of Communications in 2020

Elliott McNamee | September 1, 2020

Coming into 2020 we thought it was a good time to put an emphasis on communicating regularly with...

What to Do If an Employee Gets COVID-19 On the Road

Elliott McNamee | August 7, 2020

As part of your duty of care to employees, you should have an action plan that outlines the...

Fast, Confident Travel Preparation: The AmTrav COVID Resource Center

Elliott McNamee | July 27, 2020

Today we are launching a new COVID Resources Center webpage displaying current travel restrictions...

New & Improved: Printer-Friendly Trip Confirmations

Elliott McNamee | June 9, 2020

In late February we released a new trip confirmation email format. We lamented that our previous...

Traveler Safety Enhancements at AmTrav

Elliott McNamee | June 2, 2020

We know how hard it is to keep up with the constantly-changing risks and restrictions facing your...

AmTrav Travelers on COVID-Era Travel: “Pack Your Patience"

Elliott McNamee | June 1, 2020

It’s hard to know what to expect when traveling right now in the COVID era. In order to find out...

PERSONAL SERVICE FOR PERSONAL TRAVEL

Elliott McNamee | May 7, 2020

This is a story from our colleague Elliott McNamee, who recently used AmTrav to book his personal...

YOUR ITINERARIES - MORE INFO, MORE EASILY

Elliott McNamee | February 7, 2020
At AmTrav, we fancy ourselves a pretty forward thinking company and we’re proud to have...