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May 7, 2021: New Travel Restriction Date for all Business Travel

The University of Utah is currently restricting all business travel, including guest travel, through End of Spring Semester, May 7, 2021. This travel restriction applies to ALL faculty and staff travel, all university-coordinated student travel, and all guest/recruit travel. Approved exceptions to this restriction must adhere … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Travel Cards Now Available and Legacy System to be Disabled

When COVID-19 shut down the travel industry, the University was in the middle of a migration from the Legacy Travel system to the UTravel (Concur) system. Although regular University business travel is still restricted, there is work that should be … Continue reading

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U of U Travel Restrictions Extended Through August 1, 2020

The President’s Cabinet has extended the current travel restriction for all university-related business travel for faculty, staff and students through August 1, 2020.  Travel Planners are asked to distribute this information to all University Travelers. A memo was distributed to campus … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: University Travel Updates in 2020

Welcome back to campus! In case you haven’t heard, this Spring, UTravel Concur will replace the old paper-based travel system. Approximately 35% of all University travel is currently being processed in UTravel Concur. NOTE: Effective Friday, May 22, 2020, all employee … Continue reading

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Travel Arrangers: RSVP to the University Travel Fair – April 22

All Travel Arrangers are invited to attend an informative Travel Fair to be held at the Union Saltair Room on Monday, April 22, from 11am to 1pm.   Travel & Reimbursement Services will be available to answer your questions about … Continue reading

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Travel Arrangers: Save the Date – Travel Fair – April 22

Travel Arrangers are invited to attend an informative Travel Fair to be held at the Union Saltair Room on Monday, April 22, from 11am to 1pm. Christopherson Travel has invited key vendors to answer your questions and tell you about … Continue reading

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New: Airline Exchange Fees

Effective March 1, 2019, the University Onsite Travel Agents will begin to charge university departments a $30 fee for airline exchanges. This new fee will better conform with industry practices and will more appropriately charge departments for the work done … Continue reading

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Airport Parking Option: U Gets Discount at The Parking Spot

Christopherson Business Travel has been a longtime partner with the University of Utah, and they have recently entered into a partnership with The Parking Spot – an off-airport parking company that provides parking, transportation, and emergency services. The Parking Spot … Continue reading

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Standard Mileage Rate Changes for 2019

As of January 1, 2019, the Standard Mileage Rates changed to the following: 58 cents per mile for business miles driven, an increase of 3.5 cents from 2018 20 cents per mile for purpose of relocation, an increase of 2 cents from 2018 … Continue reading

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Car Rental – U Should Use State Contracts for Business Travel

University travelers that need rental cars are highly encouraged to use the state contracts with Hertz, National, and Enterprise. These State Auto Rental Contracts include recommended insurance as part of  the contract, so the traveler does not need to purchase any additional … Continue reading

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