February 2019


Though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow (link: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/did-the-groundhog-see-his-shadow-today), the Polar Vortex reminds many of us that we will be enduring a few more months of Winter.

For some, a vacation is the best remedy for chasing away the winter blues.

In this issue, we provide some insights into helping make travel safe and memorable for your customers.

So be sure to share some of the travel advice in this issue with your customers. And if you need help in providing the best travel products available, you know where to find us (info@cbsiservices.com).

Enjoy the Road!


Sometimes, our mobile devices can be the best places to manage, discover and protect ourselves while travelling. So many apps exist for so many different purposes. We provide you with a few to get the ideas flowing:

25 Essential Travel Apps

The Best Apps for Travel

The Best Travel Apps To Use In 2019 (FORBES)


When it’s travel season, there’s plenty of advice to go around. We’ll let you decide what may be of interest to you. See below:

Ride-Hailing Usage Has Doubled in Three Years

Spring Break Hot Spots

Top 10 Family Spring Break Vacations

Top Resorts for Spring Skiing


Spring Break Travel is right around the corner. Be sure to remind your customers to use a credit card that has Travel Benefits prior to booking any trips. Valuable products such as Trip Delay and Trip Cancellation are only applicable if they are used to buy such items as airline tickets and hotel accommodations.

Some of the cbsi Travel Products include:

  •     Baggage Delay Reimbursement
  •     Emergency Evacuation and Transportation / Repatriation of Remains Coverage
  •     Emergency Medical / Dental Benefit
  •     Hotel Theft Protection
  •     Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  •     Roadside Dispatch
  •     Travel Accident Insurance
  •     Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
  •     Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption
  •     Trip Delay Reimbursement

To learn more about the products above, click HERE or contact us today at info@cbsiservices.com

cbsi Vice President, Ken Kraetzer, is a member of the Chase Alumni Association which has regular meetings in New York City and around the world.

Recently, Ken met with the head of the group, John Ward, a 27 veteran of Chase Manhattan Bank, serving first overseas, then later as CEO, EVP of Chase Bankcard Services. Mr. Ward was gracious to do an hour long interview for the CBSI Talking Business series.

The discussion covers how Mr. Ward found his way into banking, the value of credit training, presenting a project to David Rockefeller, coming back from overseas to grow the credit card business and more.

This ia a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from a true pioneer in banking.

Click HERE to watch the video

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