Monday, December 15, 2014

UW System travel policy updates

Important improvements will be implemented in the near future to ease the booking process, provide assistance and protections to travelers and ensure the best available rates and flight options for UW System-funded travel.

New improvements to Concur will be launched Jan. 5, 2015.  An overhaul of the user interface has made the application more intuitive and will make self-booking air, car and lodging easier, faster and more efficient. This will eliminate the need or perceived benefits of surfing commercial sites for better deals. Concur's mobile functionality has also been enhanced.

Use of Fox World Travel or Concur allows UW System travelers to receive the necessary level of protection and care, especially when travel disruptions or emergencies occur. Fox World Travel also has hired additional travel agents to serve UW System needs.

While improvements in the program and policy revisions will take effect Jan. 5, there is a transition period until July 1. After July 1, only travel booked through the travel program will be eligible for reimbursement. 

The policy will be live on the UW System travel portal website Dec. 22, and the new Fox World Travel/Concur website will be live Jan. 5.

More information is available on the updated UW System Travel Services document.