Defense Travel Dispatch

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General | May 4, 2023

Defense Travel Dispatch 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 from Rewards Programs | Installation Name Changes

General | Feb. 21, 2023

Defense Travel Dispatch Winter 2023

Inside: Registration Open for GovTravels 2023 | MyTravel: Updated Authority and New Travel Capabilities | What to do About Lost Luggage | DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging in 2023 | TSA REAL ID Update

Newsletter | Dec. 2, 2022

Defense Travel Dispatch Fall 2022

Inside: The Secretary of Defense’s “Taking Care of our People” Initiative | Ways to Avoid Improper Payments | Information on GovTravels 2023 | Airline Benefits for Military Travelers | Holiday Travel Tips if Traveling by Air | Updated MyTravel Training Resources

Newsletter | July 21, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022

Inside: Navigating Travel Disruptions | MyTravel or DTS? Which System to Use | Ten TSA Summer Travel Tips | Strategic Dining- Welcome to DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards | State Sales Tax Exemptions for Lodging | Mid-Year Adjustment to Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Newsletter | Nov. 22, 2021

Fall 2021

Inside: The Journey to MyTravel | Prevent Travel Card Declines: Set a PIN Before You Travel | Registration Now Open for 2022 GovTravels | Use Your Travel Card for Meals – Stay Policy Compliant + Earn Rewards | Motorcoach Driver Shortage Delays DoD Training & Missions | We Hope You’ll Never Need Us, but If You Do We’re Here

Newsletter | June 21, 2021

Summer 2021

Inside: Rapidly Changing COVID-19 Travel Environment | What Can You Expect During Your Next Hotel Stay? | What’s New with Defense Travel Modernization | Rental Car Shortage Felt by Defense Travelers | Mark Your Calendars for GovTravels 2022 | Dining Traveler Rewards – Too Good to Be True?

Newsletter | March 22, 2021

Spring 2021

Inside: GovTravels Symposium Goes Virtual! | Excellence In Practice Award Winners Celebrated At GovTravels 2021 | Learn What’s New With The Integrated Lodging Program | Travel Managers In Action | Take A Peek At Our New Look | Know Before You Go: Travel During The Pandemic

Newsletter | Nov. 23, 2020

Fall 2020

Inside: Performance Based Management: Our Method, Our Success, Our Vision | The Impact of the Pandemic on the Travel Industry | Better Performance Tracking and a Compliance Tool Recode on the Horizon | Lights, Camera, Action! | Travelers are Helping to Shape the DoD Travel System Prototype | GovTravels 2021 Goes Virtual | Check Your Inbox. Defense Travel Enterprise Customer Satisfaction Survey Launches | We Want to Hear From You!

Newsletter | June 22, 2020

Summer 2020

Inside: Smart Dining. It Just Makes Sense | The Work Doesn’t Stop | It’s Here: New Look For TraX | Update On Defense Travel Modernization Prototype | Practice DTS Simulations Using EWTS | We Want To Hear From You! | Check Out Our New JTR Webpage | TSA Institutes New Security Measures In Response to COVID-19

Newsletter | March 23, 2020

Spring 2020

Inside: Know Before You Go, Travel Precautions and Guidance | What You Missed At GovTravels | Defense Travel Modernization: The Future Traveler Experience is Now | Our Excellence in Practice (EiP) Award Winners | Travel Managers in Action | Modernizing PCS Travel: The AF Pilot Program Leading the Way

Newsletter | Nov. 18, 2019

Fall 2019

Inside: DoD Preferred Lodging Means Duty of Care for Travelers | Save the Date for GovTravels 2020 | Get To Know the Team Behind the DTM | “Military Bus” Will Be The DoD Bus Program

Newsletter | March 25, 2019

Spring 2019

Inside: Modernized Travel System Update | Recap of GovTravels 2019 | DTS Goes Mobile | DoD DineSmart: How You Can Make an Impact | 2019 Excellence in Practice (EiP) Award Winners | Beware Admin Fees From Cashless Tolls | Travel Managers In Action