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The latest news related to defense travel.


General | April 16, 2024

Travelers MUST Re-Book Certain Rental Car Reservations Immediately

Travelers who have booked rental cars with certain companies must cancel their existing reservations and rebook a new reservation in the online booking tools such as the Defense Travel System, E-gov Travel Services 2 (ETS2), and ConcurGov.

General | April 2, 2024

Highlights of GovTravels 2024

Event attendees examined a wide range of issues impacting the Government’s multi-billion-dollar commercial travel enterprise through stakeholder meetings, briefings, and networking. See the highlights.

General | March 13, 2024

Rental Car Agreement #5 Effective April 1, 2024

The U.S. Government Rental Car Agreement #5 goes into effect April 1, 2024, incorporating new cost savings provisions.

General | March 7, 2024

Top Performers Recognized for Excellence in Practice Awards at GovTravel...

Excellence in Practice Award winners were recognized at GovTravels 2024. Congratulations to the recipients who successfully addressed travel issues with professional skill, creativity, and resourcefulness...

General | Feb. 23, 2024

Sustainable Defense Travel – Travel Green on your next Official Trip

To support the goals in President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 of December 8, 2021, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability, the White House has issued instructions that direct Federal agencies to prioritize the

General | Jan. 29, 2024

GovTravels 2024 – There’s still time to register!

The 2024 GovTravels Symposium will be held Monday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

General | Jan. 24, 2024

Save on Lodging Taxes in Exempt Locations

In some states and U.S. territories (e.g. Puerto Rico), federal travelers on official business are exempt from paying certain lodging taxes when using a DoD Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC).

General | Jan. 11, 2024

Avoid Improper DTS Payments by Checking Receipts

Double check that you've provided proper/valid receipts before submitting your travel voucher. A receipt is always required for lodging, regardless of the amount, and is required for all other individual expenses of $75.00 or more.

General | Jan. 2, 2024

DoD Preferred 2024 Expansion

The DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging program has expanded to include San Diego, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. There are now 86 sites and more than 400 commercial hotels participating for the 2024 calendar year.

General | Dec. 18, 2023

Early-Bird Rates for GovTravels 2024

Register for GovTravels 2024 now and save up to $100! Early bird discounts are available through Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

General | Dec. 13, 2023

Help Us Improve Your Travel Experience

The Defense Travel Enterprise Customer Satisfaction Survey anonymously collects traveler feedback on an array of DoD commercial travel programs. Your responses provide valuable insight into how we can improve travel programs and services.

General | Nov. 7, 2023

Hotels Offering More Breakfast Options for Travelers

Hotels are offering a variety of different breakfast options, from healthy and fresh prepackaged “to-go” meals to hot buffets, new menus, and table service. Some are keeping fast and easy options such as using QR codes and self-service kiosks that

General | Oct. 31, 2023

Dispatch Has a New Look

The Defense Travel Management Office is pleased to announce an updated format for the Defense Travel Dispatch, the newsletter that has provided you defense travel news for the last 18 years. The Dispatch is now an online news digest of articles

General | Oct. 25, 2023

Join Hotel Loyalty Programs

Multiple hotel partners report that they are not getting traveler contact information in DTS reservations and are cancelling hotel reservations if a travel card is not activated when the booking is made. When hotels have your loyalty/rewards

General | Oct. 23, 2023

Follow DTMO on LinkedIn

The Defense Travel Management Office has joined the LinkedIn community! Follow our page for travel policy updates, information on DTMO program initiatives, guidance on travel assistance and support resources, and more.

General | Oct. 1, 2023

Updated Per Diem Names in DTS

Nine per diem installation names change effective October 1, 2023 – failure to update travel documents may result in incorrect reimbursement.

APC Toolkit | Sept. 27, 2023

Impact of the Potential Government Shutdown on Official Travel

Travelers should take direction from their commands. In the event of a United States Government shutdown, the Defense Travel Management Office will be impacted.

APC Toolkit | Sept. 1, 2023

Introducing Mobile Wallet Capability for GTCC

DoD travel cardholders now have the ability to add their Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) to their smartphone Mobile Wallet to make purchases at contactless terminals. You may add your Travel Card to multiple devices, both personal and government

Newsletter | July 28, 2023

Defense Travel Dispatch Summer 2023

Inside: Pet Transportation Reimbursement During Relocation Travel | Managing Installation Name Changes in DTS | Only YOU Can Prevent GTCC Delinquencies | Mobile Wallet Capability for GTCC Transactions | Summer Travel Tips