September 3, 2020
Greetings!
We hope you had a wonderful summer and look forward to a great year ahead. Were you forwarded this newsletter, or would you like to invite others to sign up? Sign up here!
Ongoing Travel Open Houses and Webinars
UW System is hosting a series of open houses as well as webinars through the fall. You may register for these open houses on the UW TravelWIse website. 
September 22, 2020 2:00 PM CST
October 13, 2020 11:00 AM CST

(hosted by UW System Admin Travel)
Review of changes as well as time for open Q&A. We will also be touching on unused tickets and the process moving forward.

September 15th, 2020 2:00 PM CST

September 24, 2020 1:00 PM CST
(hosted by Travel Inc.)
These webinars are hosted by Travel Incorporated and serve as an overview of services and support provided by Travel Incorporated. Travel Incorporated is handling all individual travel, or any travel of a group less than 10 where tickets are issued as a “live sell” ticket by the airline.
September 23, 2020 1:00 pM CST
(hosted by Travel Inc.)

Administrative groups are used when a departmental card is to be on file with the travel agency for guests to book under. Popular uses include candidate travel, student travel, guest/speaker travel. With Travel Inc, non-profiled guests will not be able to call in and book with the agency unless part of an administrative group.
Farewell Domestic Change Fees
Four of the largest U.S. Airlines (United, Delta, American and Alaska Airlines) announced the elimination of domestic change fees. The airlines are getting rid of change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for flights within the U.S.

For more information click below or contact us at uwstraveloffice@uwsa.edu

New COVID-19 Page on TravelWIse
A new COVID-19 resource page was created to provide guidance on to travel during the pandemic.This page includes the following resources:
  • Campus Specific Travel Restrictions
  • FAQs
  • Helpful Resources
  • Guide to return to Travel
  • Unused Ticket Information
Did you miss the policy update announcement?
Travel Policy Refreshed - Effective July 1
Effective July 1, several changes to the existing travel policies went into effect:

  • Lodging Policy revised allow the use of Airbnb, and full prepayment on lodging
  • Air Policy revised to allow reimbursement of passports for business purposes
  • Vehicle Policy revised to allow midsize SUVs for vehicle rental for justifiable instances
  • General Travel policy revised to require employees to resubmit and return expense reports within 90 days after sendback
  • Meals and Incidental Policy revised to allow employees to claim the day trip allowance, even if a meal was provided to accomodate for those travelers who must eat several meals on the road for a day trip.
Kudos Korner
Big thank you to all attendees who have joined our team and partners on our ongoing webinars. Thank you for supporting our program.
Until Next Month,
UW Travel Team