Stanford Travel News

Friday April 3, 2015  |  Archived News

SU Travel:  Here's the Big Picture

Big Picture of SU Travel

You may have heard the buzz recently about Stanford Travel, which is the preferred travel management service for Stanford's travelers and arrangers. (We're also giving away free tickets. See item below.)

The goal of Stanford Travel is to make the experience of the user (whether it's the traveler or the travel arranger) better and easier, while also managing risk and saving money for Stanford. Working with Orbitz for Business, Stanford Travel offers an array of travel services that meet the university's specialized needs, such as:

• Special negotiated rates with airlines, lodging and ground transportation providers

• Designated agents, available 24/7, who are trained specifically to assist Stanford travelers

• Specialized international agents, including an international rate desk

Check out this three-minute video (video removed), which gives the high-altitude view.


How Do I Get on Board?

A photo of the dog on a board - How Do I Get on Board?

All Stanford faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the Stanford Travel program. This allows you to go directly to Stanford Travel's Online Booking site to arrange your travel.

You can get started on-line with just a few easy steps. Just log in to Stanford Travel's Online Booking Tool site. Then update your travel profile by registering your mobile phone for Care Alerts; linking to your travel arranger who may book your trips; adding your frequent flyer and loyalty numbers; and adding your known traveler number (TSA PreCheck) if you have one.

A Chance to Fly Free

Image of two Delta tickets with text 'Get 2 free Delta tickets' - Fly for Free!

Be sure to check the Stanford Travel's Online Booking site regularly for prizes and promotions. Here's information on two drawings we're holding this month:

1. Go to the Stanford Travel's OFB site to complete a questionnaire by April 30, 2015 to be eligible to win one roundtrip ticket on Delta Airlines.

2. Sometime in April, make arrangements for future travel through Stanford Travel's OFB site to be eligible for one roundtrip ticket on Delta Airlines. (Both arrangers and travelers are entered.)

Congratulations to Aron Rodrigue, Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture, who won a ticket on Delta in the March giveaway.

TripLingo? Bingo!

An image of five continentals in black background - Globetrotting?

Travelling internationally? Or interested in learning more about a foreign language or culture? Stanford Travel has arranged for faculty and staff to be able to download, for free, a helpful app from TripLingo.

TripLingo's app equips travelers with state of the art language and translation tools, insight into the local culture, and access to critical safety information. Your SUNet ID enables you to download the app for free from the TripLingo site. So download now! Beeil dich!* Dépêchez–vous!* Hurry up!

* Translations by TripLingo

For Stanford Guests

A finger clicking the Online Booking button - Booking for Stanford guests

Sometimes it's a lot easier to enable guests—for example, job candidates—to book their own travel. Stanford Travel has a feature that enables certain arrangers to allow that through the Stanford Travel's Online Booking site. This allows the guest to make travel choices, within parameters chosen by the arranger.

If you would like to obtain permission to invite guest travelers to book on the Stanford Travel's Online Booking site, you must view this half-hour webinar (link removed) first; then contact stanfordtravel@stanford.edu.


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