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Contributed by Jerry McConnell on 09/27/2013
Orbitz for Business will be available for all Ithaca College employees on October 1, 2013.
In April of this year, Financial Services announced a pilot program to evaluate Orbitz for Business (OFB) as the preferred vendor to provide web-based and agent assisted travel booking services for Ithaca College business travel. After careful evaluation and feedback from pilot program participants, we are pleased to announce that OFB will be made available to all Ithaca College employees as of October 1, 2013. Airfare, hotel, rental cars, rail (Amtrak) and limousine service can be booked through OFB.
While utilization of OFB is not required at this time, it is highly recommended. Student and athletic groups as well as international travel may be booked using OFB. Employees currently using other sources for these types of travel arrangements are encouraged to compare OFB services. Through the “Low Fare Promise” program for airfare and “Business Advantage” program for hotels, OFB promises to match the lowest rates found online.
As of October 1, 2013, the College will discontinue our affiliation with Travel Guard Chartis. Individuals making travel arrangements for guest travelers (e.g. recruitment candidates, guest speakers) are encouraged to use OFB Guest Traveler services.
Additional documentation and information will be made available October 1st on the Travel Services web page (http://www.ithaca.edu/financial_services/travel/) or by contacting Travel Services.