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The latest news related to defense travel.

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.

General | Sept. 11, 2023

Nominations Open for Excellence in Practice Awards

Recognize the individuals that made an outstanding difference in your travel program this year by nominating them for a DoD Excellence in Practice Award. Awards recognize top performers in DoD travel for the value and services they provided to their

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

General | June 21, 2023

DoD Approves Pet Expenses Reimbursement Due to PCS

The Department of Defense has approved a new policy to cover pet travel expenses, like pet transportation or quarantine fees, incurred by Service members during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

APC Toolkit | June 20, 2023

Reducing Travel Card Delinquencies: APCs, Supervisors, and AOs

This article provides instructions for Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Agency Program Coordinators (APCs), cardholder supervisors, and Approving Officials (AOs) in reducing travel card payment delinquencies.

APC Toolkit | June 20, 2023

Reducing Travel Card Delinquencies: Cardholders

This article provides instructions for Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) cardholders in reducing travel card payment delinquencies.

General | June 9, 2023

Traveler Health & Safety

Explore helpful resources for a safe and healthy travel experience.

General | May 25, 2023

DoD Ending MyTravel Program

The Department will officially conclude MyTravel operations on September 13, 2023. All future DoD travel will be booked through the Defense Travel System (DTS).

General | May 24, 2023

Travel Volume and Impact on TMCs

The increase in travel volumes can result in changes to airline schedules, flight delays & cancellations, and long in-person wait times. These challenges result in increased demands for assistance and have the potential to additionally impact TMCs.

Newsletter | May 4, 2023

Spring 2023

Inside: DoD Travel Volume & Impact on TMCs - Update | DoD Excellence in Practice Award Recipients | Help Reduce GTCC Delinquencies/Charge-Offs in your Command | Travel Allowances to Access Non-Covered Reproductive Health Care | DoD Travelers Benefit

General | May 2, 2023

New Process for Overseas COLA Adjustments

Based on the new legislation, the Department will implement OCOLA decreases greater than two index points (based on data), in 50% increments this year, effective May 15 and November 15.

General | April 14, 2023

DoD to Change the Name of Nine Army Installations by 2024

The Department of Defense Naming Commission has renamed nine Army installations.

General | April 12, 2023

DoD Preferred Now in the Washington, DC Area

The DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging program has expanded to 80 sites with 420 commercial hotels for the 2023 calendar year.

General | April 10, 2023

Coronavirus-related Travel Information

The latest updates on foreign and domestic travel restrictions, including DoD-issued memoranda, steps to take before official travel begins, and information on how to change DoD travel reservations.

General | April 7, 2023

DoD Travel Volume and Impact on TMCs

If your organization is expecting an increase in travel due to a mass movement (i.e., end of training, group travel, or similar event) inform your TMC so that they can plan accordingly for the influx in workload.

General | March 16, 2023

Top Performers Recognized for Excellence in Practice at GovTravels 2023

Congratulations to the top performers from across the Department who have excelled in travel program management within their organizations. Awards were given on February 28, 2023...