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Thursday July 7, 2016  |  Archived News

Stanford Travel:  Time to Board for Egencia

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As we previously announced, now that Orbitz has been bought by Expedia, Stanford Travel's new partner is Egencia (the business travel branch of Expedia). We are making the switch effective 5 p.m. on July 11. Orbitz for Business will be offline between 4-5 p.m. on July 11. Once the migration is completed, will be directed to Egencia.

We think you'll like Egencia, with its streamlined, intuitive website, and enhanced inventory of travel options. Here are some links to helpful information about the transition:

Training opportunities:

Win Two
Tickets on Virgin

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To celebrate our new alliance with Egencia, we're offering our Stanford Travel clients a chance to win two tickets to anywhere that Virgin America (link removed) flies in the U.S. (including Hawaii).

Travelers and travel arrangers who book a flight, hotel or car on Stanford Travel's Egencia site from July 12 through Sept. 30 will be eligible for a drawing to win the tickets.

Help for
International Travelers

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Traveling internationally can be complicated—especially when multiple legs are involved.

If your travel overseas is complex or involves more than one destination, Stanford Travel encourages you to work with an agent who has experience in designing complex itineraries. This can improve the travel experience and substantially reduce the cost.

The value derived from working with an agent more than offsets the nominal fee. Plus, the fee is reimbursable.

Get Squished

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As airlines come up with increasingly inventive ways to collect new fees, travelers now often find that their low airfare does not include a seat assignment.

The good news: Stanford's travel policy allows reimbursement of fees charged for seat assignments. (For more information, see the Stanford Administrative Guide under "Travel Expenses.")

So, when it comes to airline fees vs. Stanford policies, don't feel like you're stuck in the middle.

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