Prepping your travelers for upcoming REAL ID deadline

Fox World Travel shares an important update from the Federal Government regarding the REAL ID Act.

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver’s license today than before the passage of the Act.Check the compliance status  of your traveler’s state of residence.  States that were previously non-compliant must meet federal requirements to add extra security features to their driver’s licenses by the deadline or receive an extension.

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Fox World Travel Named to Meetingsnet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Fox World Travel to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

As a group, the companies on the 2018 CMI 25 list executed more than half a million corporate meetings and nearly 8,000 incentive travel programs in 2017.

“The 2018 CMI 25 list is an extraordinary resource for corporations looking for a, experienced meeting planning partner. It allows them to get a fix on the focus, strengths, and size of these large third-parties,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “In a fast-evolving industry that demands top technology, endless creativity, and absolute attention to detail, the CMI 25 companies have found success.”

“It is an honor to be named to the CMI 25 for the seventh time.  Our unwavering focus on the customer experience drives us to deliver the service, tools and technology our customers have come to expect from our incredible team at Fox World Travel meetings and incentives,” said CEO, Chip Juedes.

The CMI 25 list is published in the September 2018 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine and digital edition (http://www.meetingsnet.com/digital-edition), and on www.meetingsnet.com. Company profiles include statics on business volume, top customer markets, recent company news, leadership, and more.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top 25 most influential meeting planning companies for 2018.  The entire team at Fox Meetings and Incentives works diligently to enhance the customer experience at each and every touch point.  Providing exceptional customer service is not just a goal but a way of life here at FOX and to be recognized for those efforts is truly an honor,” said Vice President of Meetings and Incentives, James Keller.

The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2017 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s 2017 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.

 

The passion to guide travelers to their desired destinations has led Fox World Travel to become one of the top travel companies in the country. This success is represented in being named to Inc. 5000 five years running and being ranked #27 on the 2018 Travel Weekly Power List (a ranking of all major business and vacation travel agencies). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 260 associates averaging more than eight years of service.

Magical Celebrations at Walt Disney World

With special limited-time events, it’s a magical time to visit Walt Disney World resort.  Check out a festival of flavors at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, join Donald Duck and his pals for Donald’s Dino-Bash! and get ready for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  And it’s never too early to plan to celebrate the holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Epcot International Festivals of the Holidays.

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Alaska Facts and Information

Alaska is unlike any other state. Full of mountains, wildlife and adventure; Alaska is something that everyone should experience. Whether you’re traveling by cruise, land or our Land+Sea Journeys, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time. But, before you travel somewhere new, it’s nice to know some information about your destination. Keep reading for Alaska facts and information that may help you on your journey to the last frontier.

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The Importance of Supplier Relationships for Travel Programs

Better business travel outcomes with strong supplier relationships

It’s all about who you know, even when it comes to corporate travel solutions. As a travel agency serving business, vacation and meeting and incentive travelers, having trusted supplier relationships with our vendors has a big impact on the customer experience. Here’s how strong supplier relationships can benefit travelers and corporate travel programs.

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Follow a South Africa Vacation with Rose Gray

By Rose Gray

Tomorrow, I’ll be leaving on another South Africa vacation with another group of Fox World Travel intrepid travelers. It was exactly one year ago that I was there, and the anticipation and excitement of showing this beautiful country to more of the “Fox Faithful” is building (maybe this will inspire me to start packing). Much of the itinerary is the same, but we are doing something a little different at Victoria Falls. Last year the group stayed at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel, and while it was wonderful, I asked African Travel, the tour operator that helped us craft this customized itinerary, if there was another option that might offer another wildlife experience and they suggested The Elephant Camp.  I checked it out online and said YES, this is exactly what I was looking for.

If you’d like to follow Rose on her travels throughout South Africa, follow Fox on Instagram at @foxworldtravel.

Why it’s Time to Embrace Bleisure Travel

More and more corporate travelers are shedding their business attire to hit beaches, shopping centers and theater districts when the work that brought them to their destination is done. It’s all a part of a growing trend called bleisure travel, a combination business and leisure trip that includes an extended leisure stay, often with family or friends. In fact, according to a 2017 Global Business Travel Association study, nearly four in 10 North American business travelers added a leisure leg to their work trip.

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Fox World Travel Recognized by Travel Weekly for Innovation

Travel Agency is a 2018 Gold Award Recipient of Travel Weekly Magellan Award

 

Fox World Travel (Fox) is honored to announce that it is a recipient of the 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Innovation. This Gold Award specifically recognizes Fox’s focus on the traveler experience through the development of its innovative Fox Waivers 3i technology.

“Magellan Award winners are those whose exploration of travel’s possibilities ring true and stand out,” states Arnie Weissmann, Sr. Vice President and Editor in Chief of Travel Weekly. “They not only trigger the impulse to escape the ordinary and travel to new worlds, but to assure that promises and delivery are aligned.”

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Fox World Travel Hires Jared Bachman as Director of Travel Technology

Fox World Travel is excited to announce the promotion of Jared Bachman to Director of Travel Technology. Bachman brings with him nearly a decade of technology experience as well as four years of experience with Fox. He will continue to utilize his knowledge and expertise to elevate Fox forward in the field of travel technology.

Over his tenure at Fox, Bachman played an integral lead role in many successful travel technology initiatives including the conversion and award-winning adoption of the Travelport Smartpoint GDS operating system and the upgrade of Fox’s mid-office quality control and unused ticket management systems. “We are thrilled to have Jared move into this important leadership position. With his positive, find-a-way attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to service excellence, Fox is excited for the impact Jared will bring,” said Beth Marino, CIO.

Bachman’s new role involves overseeing multiple teams as they continue to work closely with clients to elevate their travel programs through using Fox’s 3i Technology philosophy to develop solutions that are innovative, intuitive and intelligent.

“I look forward to continuing our path of innovation, enhancing our Fox 3i Technology offerings, and working with industry-leading technology partners to continue raising the bar,” Bachman said. “Using our data and integrated technologies, we will continue to empower travelers and their travel managers to achieve a best-in-class travel experience.”

As Director of Technology, Bachman will oversee the Online Technology, Travel Technology and Implementations teams.