Travel Tips

The New Normal
May 13, 2020

For many of us, Covid-19 is creating more questions than answers. Our goal is to give you useful, concise information to enable you to make the best decisions for your team. We are in constant communication with our air, hotel, and car partners so that when the time comes to travel again, you will be ready to confidently take action. If you have specific questions about upcoming travel, please don’t hesitate to contact your Travel Advisor or Account Manager.

RDU enters Phase 2

The CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority announces new policies to protect passengers, and he discusses the economic impact that Covid-19 has had at RDU.

Read more. 

Air Partners

DeltaUnited and American Airlines are some of the most frequently booked by Maupin Travelers.  Here is what they are doing to keep you safe:

  • Requiring facemasks of all employees and travelers
  • Limiting food and beverage services
  • Using state-of-the-art circulation systems to remove airborne particles
  • Adjusting seat selection to avoid, where possible, seating customers next to each other and reducing overall number of passengers on the flight
  • Ensuring that aircraft cleaning standards meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Aircrafts are cleaned throughout the day, which includes a thorough wipe down using a high grade disinfectant and multi-purpose cleaning of lavatories, galleys, tray tables, seatback screens, seat belts, window shades, and armrests


Hotel & Car Partners

Enterprise Rental Cars:

Each vehicle is thoroughly cleaned between every rental.This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitizing with a disinfectant that meets leading heath authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points.

Hilton Hotels:

Beginning in June 2020 Hilton will use the CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that guest rooms haven’t been accessed since they were cleaned.  They will add extra disinfection of top 10 high touch areas in guest rooms, and will have enhanced cleaning for fitness centers, meeting spaces and commons areas.  They offer industry-leading contactless check-in and check-out with Digital Key at more than 4,700 properties globally.

Iceland to Reopen

Iceland plans to welcome back tourists by June 15th. The country will welcome travelers from all over the world, including the United States, but will subject visitors to either testing or quarantine.