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Thursday May 19, 2016  |  Archived News

Meet Our New Travel Partner

Egencia logo - a yellow bird on the left, 'EGENCIA' on the right, below the text, 'Business Travel, Expedia Inc.'

Now that Orbitz has been bought by Expedia, Stanford Travel's new partner is Egencia, which is the business travel branch of Expedia.

We anticipate that this change, effective June 28, later this summer, will bring about a much-improved user experience in Stanford Travel.

What is going to change? How will it be better? When does all this happen? Visit the Stanford Travel FAQ page(link removed) to learn more about Egencia's features, the timing of the transition, and how it will affect you.

Giveaway Promotion

Image of 5 curvy lines across, in pink, yellow, green, blue and lighter pink; the text on top says, 'And the winners are...'

Congratulations to the winners of our most recent promotion:

  • One airline ticket to any Delta Airlines destination in the continental U.S.: Angel Smith of SLAC
  • A $50 Southwest Airlines voucher: Ayse Okesli of Humanities and Sciences (Chemistry)
  • One weekend night at the Homewood Suites Palo Alto: Stephen Felt, Faculty, School of Medicine

That's Why They Call
It an Air-LINE

Photo of a line of travellers waiting in line, facing left

Increasing numbers of travelers, coupled with staffing shortages at the Transportation Security Administration, could mean very long lines at airports across the country this spring and summer.

As a result, airports are recommending arriving early. For example, San Jose International recommends travelers plan to arrive two hours early for domestic flights, and three hours early for international.

This advice is especially important for those departing during peak travel hours 5 a.m.–7:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; and 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Local Hotels

Image of a roof, text 'Hotel' and a person in the bed

If you book lodging for visitors to Stanford, you know that hotel rates are sky-high. Stanford has special negotiated rates at many hotels in the area, which bring discounts of 10 percent or more.

You can get these discounts by making arrangements through the Stanford Travel tool.

One cost-saving tip: Lodging rates are typically highest on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. If you have the flexibility to avoid those dates, the rates will be usually be lower.

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