At Ovation, we remain committed to providing excellent service to our valued clients throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Click the link below to view our travel resources guide which includes traveler health & safety information, interactive risk maps, client communications, travel management best practices, webinar recordings, and more regarding COVID-19.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened over 9,229,145 travelers from September 2 through September 6, slightly less than a million people off from the 10,202,656 travelers who flew during Labor Day weekend of 2019, reports Travel Pulse. Labor Day travel figures showed that airlines drew 90 percent of the capacity they had two years ago for the same holiday. Labor Day weekend air travel volume mirrored the Fourth of July holiday earlier this year which also drew 90 percent capacity as compared to 2019, and was much higher than Memorial Day weekend, which had 7.1 million people screened.

A week after the European Union (EU) council recommended that its 27 nations reintroduce restrictions on travelers from the US, several EU members have already implemented new rules and restrictions, reports USA Today. The EU recommendation is non-binding, so it’s up to each individual country to decide their additional restrictions, which has led to a variety of different rules and restrictions among the nations in the bloc. Countries such as Belgium and Spain are now requiring proof of vaccination, while Italy and the Netherlands are adding testing and self-isolation requirements. Several other EU nations have taken restrictions even further. Denmark is banning unvaccinated US travelers, while Bulgaria, Norway, and Sweden have all decided to ban most US travelers, regardless of vaccination status.

Delta Air Lines has announced its findings from a peer-reviewed study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, showing that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while traveling after all travelers test negative 72 hours in advance of a flight is less than 0.1 percent. The data was taken from a unique study of nearly 10,000 air travelers examined on Delta’s COVID-tested flight corridors between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Italy’s Fiumicino International Airport. “Air travel risk varies depending on case rates and vaccination rates at the origin and destination, masking, and other factors. But the data collected from this study show that the routine use of a single molecular test within 72 hours before international travel for unvaccinated individuals significantly mitigates the risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission during airline travel,” said Delta's Chief Health Officer Dr. Henry Ting. Dr. Ting also stated that real-world experience and testing protocol demonstrate that a very low risk of infection transmission is possible, confirming previous simulation models of viral transmission on planes.

Amtrak has announced its latest updates, enhancements, and safety measures in order to make travel as seamless and safe as possible. Amtrak will continue to waive change fees for reservations made through January 4, 2022, as well as removing some restrictions on Multi-Ride tickets on the Northeast Corridor. Travelers also have more time to use Amtrak Guest Reward points and to keep their account active, as Amtrak is continuing to pause the expiration of points through September 15, 2021. Additionally, Amtrak is taking further steps to improve its safety efforts by requiring all employees to be vaccinated beginning November 1.

The Parking Spot, the leading near-airport parking company in the US, is offering Ovation clients double points on travel from September 7 through October 31. To receive this discount, travelers must be a Spot Club Member, register, and make a reservation with a check-in date between 9/7/21 and 10/31/21. Existing Ovation Spot Club Members can enter their email address at to register for the discount. Those who are not members, can click "Read More" to sign up and create an account. Additionally, travelers can also sign up through the Parking Spot mobile app, available for download on iPhone and Android, using the corporate account code: OVA1760. All new users will automatically be enrolled to earn double points.
Located in the heart of vibrant East London, Andaz London Liverpool Street lends itself as the perfect location for business guests. With the hotel adjacent to Liverpool Street station, guests are only a few steps away from all else the city has to offer.

There is something to suit all dining tastes at Andaz London Liverpool Street. Sip international wines and enjoy afternoon tea in 1901 Wine Lounge or escape the city in Rake's, a café by day and bar by night. Experience authentic Japanese cuisine in Miyako, a brasserie menu with healthy options in Eastway, or a quintessentially British experience in Lady Abercorn's Pub & Kitchen.
Make the Great Scotland Yard Hotel a home away from home in London and book one of the hotel's luxurious rooms delicately furnished with thoughtful touches offering an elegant and cozy atmosphere.

Guests can indulge in an Afternoon Tea to engage all the senses in collaboration with the perfumery Floris London in The Parlour, or book a table for the much-anticipated launch of Ekstedt at The Yard by the Michelin stared chef Niklas Ekstedt, launching in late September.

It's time to experience the magic of Great Scotland Yard Hotel.
Novotel Miami Brickell combines design and convenience to provide a welcoming and relaxing environment where travelers can truly unwind. With a modern, lifestyle approach that blurs the line between business and pleasure, a stay at this modern Miami hotel promises to be as productive and relaxing as travelers desire.

With a terrific location in Downtown Miami, guests will discover easy access to the very best of the city. Business travelers will enjoy modern business amenities and spacious suites, perfect for completing business in an efficient, yet relaxing manner. With a relaxing pool, chic bar and restaurant, and attentive, efficient service, Novotel Miami Brickell is an ideal hotel for business and leisure travel in Florida.

Take in the stunning views, enjoy a sublime meal at the on-site restaurant, and relax at the Miami rooftop pool, then get to work in one of the fully equipped meeting rooms.
A fine example of a Los Angeles culinary experience is showcased at Noé Restaurant at The Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Signature dishes include Popcorn Chicken, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Cast Iron Seared Salmon, and a Prime Hand Cut Rib Eye. This tranquil dining oasis in the midst of downtown includes Noé Lounge, a relaxing spot featuring a full menu of signature martinis and an expansive wine list. The outdoor patio showcases the stunning downtown skyline, a newly designed greenspace within California Plaza, and features intimate fire pits.
Rediscover the luster of Midtown Manhattan once again at Park Hyatt New York, where luxury is personal. Spacious guestrooms inspired by New York’s most well-appointed homes enjoy an abundance of natural light and luxurious spa-like bathrooms. Guests can relax and unwind in the stunning saltwater pool, revamp their fitness routine in the state-of-the-art fitness center, enjoy breakfast in bed, or delight in the open spaces of Central Park, just a short stroll away.
The Phoenix Park Hotel, where sophistication intersects with comfort, is ready to cater to all hospitality needs. Embrace all that Washington, DC has to offer from the doorstep of Phoenix Park Hotel. The hotel’s location puts guests within minutes from the US Capitol, Union Station, Smithsonian’s, Washington Monument, and many more attractions along the National Mall.

The hotel’s Irish heritage is found at The Dubliner, a classic Irish restaurant and bar where guests are treated to authentic Irish/American cuisine. The Dubliner Irish Pub is the place to be, to eat good food, and be in splendid company.
The recently renovated Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile provides 4-star downtown Chicago hotel accommodations minutes from Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Center, the Chicago Water Tower, and upscale boutiques. Designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, this downtown Chicago hotel is a 32-floor prism of glass, boasting 415 rooms, including 33 luxurious suites. Modern design and a refined European approach to hospitality takes center stage.

The accent is on comfort within this sleek Chicago luxury hotel. Four hundred and fifteen luxury hotel suites and rooms exemplify "art de vivre" with designer furnishings, spacious marble bathrooms, and views of downtown and the John Hancock Observatory.
Located in London’s prestigious Grosvenor Square, The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts is a unique, luxurious hotel. The hotel features 250 opulent rooms and 57 curated suites with stunning views of London’s iconic skyline and added luxuries for the modern traveler, including a state-of-the-art fitness suite with a private studio in the heart of London.

Surrounded by gardens and greenery, The Biltmore Mayfair offers a seamless balance of distinctive character and unrivalled service; it is, The Ultimate London Address.

Ovation clients will enjoy a complimentary breakfast, an upgrade to the next room category, 15% discount at the food and beverage venues, overseen by Michelin-starred Jason Atherton plus welcome amenities on arrival (valid for stays booked before 12/31/21).
The Peninsula Paris is ideally located in the XVIth district of Paris, also known as the Upper East Side of Paris; a posh, safe, truly Parisian district within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums, and luxury shopping districts.

The hotel sits in a 19th century classic Haussmann-style building and houses 200 rooms & suites including Paris’ largest hotel spa, rooftop terraces and suites, as well as a Michelin-starred French restaurant overlooking the Eiffel Tower and a gourmet Cantonese restaurant.

Discover the Rooftop Garden Suites, an oasis of calm in the heart of Paris. Conceived to meet all the expectations of the traveler looking for an oasis of calm in the heart of Paris, the Rooftop Garden Suites are elegant duplex featuring décor which exquisitely combines both materials and eras to cocoon guests. Access to the garden terrace on the rooftop of the hotel offers a dreamy environment with an Eiffel Tower view for intimate cocktail gatherings, dinners with clients or friends, or simply a place to quietly contemplate whilst admiring the surrounding architecture.
See the best of Boston while staying at YOTEL Boston, located in trendy Seaport, steps away from Downtown Crossing, the Financial District, and Chinatown. Enjoy unique guestroom amenities such as robot delivery services, adjustable SmartBeds, and customizable LED lights. Winner of the 2020 AAA Housekeeping Award, YOTEL offers famously high levels of cleanliness with their one-of-a-kind UVD Disinfecting Robot, Vi-YO-let. Guests love the location for the iconic rooftop restaurant bar, Deck 12, offering sweeping views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor. YOTEL offers rooms for every personality, from compact Premium Queen and Bunk bedrooms to more spacious Corner View rooms and First-Class King Suites. The best part of YOTEL Boston is the unbeatable location, with easy access to the MBTA subway station, located two blocks from South Station commuter rail, Amtrak, and bus services, YOTEL Boston is perfect for guests who are looking to experience Boston city life.
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