Accommodations during Hurricane Matthew

Hotels are filling up fast as people evacuate for Hurricane Matthew. Here are few tips for finding last minute accommodations.

  1. Check the brand’s website. With limited availability, hotels may close out inventory to some third party websites.
  2. Call the hotel directly. Sometimes hotels close out their hotel for online reservations to prevent overselling. You may be able to capture a reservation because another reservation cancelled or someone checked out early.
  3. Ask the Front Desk Associate if they could take your information just in case something opens up.
  4. Consider hotels outside of the city or downtown area if it is sold out. By going just 15 minutes outside of the city you may find more availability and more competitive rates.
  5. Consider moving hotels during your stay. A hotel may not have availability to accommodate a three night stay, but could accommodate one or two nights. While we realize splitting your stay between hotels is not the most convenient, in an already inconvenient situation, it’s an option in a pinch.

Travel Manager – A Human Experience

Hiring a Travel Manager to handle the travel and accommodations for your company or group is both a good business decision and an affordable luxury.  Your personal Travel Manager will save you time and money by doing the leg work for in selecting and securing the best hotel to accommodate your needs and budget.  Leveraging years of experience and today’s technology, your Travel Manager is a true extension of your organization and will manage the details of your event including rooming lists, payments and deposits, inventory and more.  You will enjoy the service associated with having one point of contact, who has a clear understanding of your travel patterns and is available to answer any questions and changes you may have.

The Travel Managers at Accommodate ME are eager to partner with you and provide you with their wealth of travel knowledge and exceptional service.  Give us a call today at 678-654-4203 so we can assist you in checking “find accommodations” off your to do list.

Happy MLK Day!!!

The birth home of Dr. MDr. Martin Luther King birth homeartin Luther King is a must see attraction when visiting Atlanta.  Dr King was born in this home and lived here with his family until he was 12 years old.  Visitors are treated to a free guided tour of this great piece of history.  Talk to your Accommodate ME Travel Manager about this and other attractions when booking your group.

Delta Airlines is updating 225 aircrafts

Delta Airlines announced today that they would be refurbishing 225 of its domestic narrow body aircrafts.  Upgrades will include updated restrooms, efficient galleys, in-seat video, satellite TV and power at every seat and adjustable headrest.  There will be more seats in the coach cabin and the aircraft as a whole, but less available seats in first class.  Delta will spend over 770 million dollars and expect these improvements to be completed by 2016.

 

Wednesday WindDown at Centennial Olympic Park

Join Atlanta locals at Wednesday WindDown in Centennial Olympic Park.  This free concert series runs every Wednesday from May through September, 5:30pm-8pm starting on May 1st. You’ll enjoy everything from jazz to contemporary music from local and national touring musicians.  Past performers include Ken Ford, Joey Sommerville, Melvin Miller, Bobby Lyle and more.

Bring your chair and a picnic basket and enjoy the show!  Food and beverage concessions are available in and around the park.  Alcoholic beverages may not be bought into the park, but are available for purchase.

Learn more about Wednesday WindDown at http://www.centennialpark.com/index.php/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/springsummer-events/wwd

Delays at Airports – Be Sure to Plan Ahead

The FAA has furloughed over 15,000 employees which include air traffic controllers. This is causing delays at some of the major airports with the potential of trickling down to others. Please keep this in mind as you travel in the coming weeks as this situation continues to have new developments. Here are a few recommendations we have to assist with dealing with these travel challenges.

Here are a few tips as you plan to travel:

  • We recommend you track your flight online prior to heading out to the airport on your airlines website or http://www.flightstats.com/
  • Because safety remains a top priority, allow extra time to clear security.
  • Try to book flights that depart early in the day to allow time to be first in line for another flight in the event your original flight is delayed or cancelled. Monday and Friday are busy travel days, try to book on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Pack light. If you have to deal with flight delays or cancellations it is best to have your belongings with you.
  • Lastly, pre-charge your phone and tablet. (You’ll thank us for this one later!)