In order to facilitate University related travel in the most efficient and cost effective manner, while protecting travelers against the risk of loss and maintaining the necessary controls for accountability, the University is implementing a managed travel program supported by Board policy. The benefits available to University travelers by streamlining University travel reservations through these two agencies include:
- Leveraging the lowest available airline, hotel, auto rental, and rail service discounts utilizing one travel site/agency. These discounts have been negotiated through a consortium of Massachusetts based academic and healthcare institutions (such as Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Mass General, Dana-Farber and Brigham & Women's Hospital to name a few) and offer significant savings opportunities to University travelers.
- Ensuring that University employees traveling on business internationally are aware of University sponsored programs should emergency services be required
To view a webinar containing an overview of the travel program and end user training from Egencia and the Travel Collaborative please follow this web link http://bcove.me/zc4oofm3
For more information and a direct link to the participating travel agencies please follow this web link http://pp-prd.umassconnect.net/web/guest/travel-program