Global business travel tips and resources

We offer trustworthy help for navigating your next business trip. Get popular terminal maps, advice for getting through security checkpoints with ease, and information about how to check in online. Colwick Travel is here to make your trips go smoother with global business travel tips.

Business travel tips

We offer trustworthy help for navigating your next business trip. Get popular terminal maps, advice for getting through security checkpoints with ease, and information about how to check in online. Colwick Travel is here to make your trips go smoother with global business travel tips. Contact Us

Trip Preparation

Don’t hold up your co-workers at the security line. Get informed before you show up at the airport. Find out how you can get through the Homeland Security-managed checkpoint without sweating or stressing. Have the right identification and avoid putting banned items in your carry-on luggage. Contact Us

Travel tips on Homeland Security

Avoid bringing banned items, wear loafers or other slip-on shoes, and bring the right ID.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) publishes guidelines for travelers to make it simpler for travelers of all kinds to make their way through checkpoints.

Once you arrive at the line, your employees will be expected to present valid government identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or US passport. Any one of those is sufficient.

Carry-on luggage must fit in the provided TSA buckets. Travelers must remove their belts, shoes, jackets, toiletries, and computers before going through the scanning machine.

One of the most common trip-ups through security are the restrictions on liquids that you can bring on carry-ons. You should either check in your bags with toiletries or pack any fluids in containers of less than 3.4 fluid ounces (100 milliliters) in volume.

Put your toiletries in your check-in bags


Fussing with tiny containers for soap, toothpaste, perfume, and other liquids can be more stress than it’s worth. Put your toiletries in your check-in bag (if you have one) to avoid the hassle.

Use a boarding pass holder


Stop crinkling your boarding passes in your pockets or purse. A boarding pass holder can keep all your identification and your pass all in one convenient place so you can get through security without fumbling.

Footwear tips


To get through the security line quickly, wear casual shoes without laces like loafers for men or flats for women. No need to struggle awkwardly with laces.

Passport Information

Passport Information made simple

All international travelers must have a valid passport. The United States issues passports to citizens through the US State Department.

It’s not currently possible for your employees to apply for a passport online.

The State Department maintains a tool to help your employees through the application process.

People can apply for passports at any passport agency, certain post offices, and designated clerk of court offices.

Applicants should allow for months before the designated travel date to get their passports in case there are complications. Passport agencies can provide expedited service at additional cost.

Lose your passport?


If your passport is lost or damaged, you should file a report to the State Department using form DS-64 as quickly as possible. If you’re abroad and have lost the passport, you’ll have to contact the nearest US consulate or embassy.

Dress up for your passport photo


Security officers at airports have authority to take travelers aside for further review for any reason. Dress in business professional clothing and try to look serious in your passport photo.

Need a passport in a rush?


Expedited passport service costs an extra $60 from the State Department. You must either appear in person at a passport office or file the form by mail. There are no online options for payment, unfortunately.

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Online Check-In made simple

Convenient links to make it easy for your employees to check in on time

All of the major airlines that we work with provide convenient online check-in. This list provides quick links to their online check-in portals.

Ask your Colwick Travel customer representative if you don’t see your airline on this list.

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