OE2C: Travel Initiative seeks faculty-staff input on travel management companies

Stock illustration of commercial airlinerAs part of Project SMU: Organizational Excellence for the 2nd Century, the Travel initiative is examining savings and efficiency measures in the travel booking process.

The University’s new travel software solution, Concur, requires integration with a travel management company (TMC). According to the OE2C website, the TMC will be responsible for issuing tickets on behalf of airlines, hotels and rental car companies booked through Concur; providing live assistance for travel booking;  and assisting with changes to itineraries.

The Travel committee plans to recommend a TMC to the OE2C Executive Committee before the winter break. Committee members have examined information from a variety of companies and have selected four finalists for campus presentations from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center:

· Colwick Travel
· Corporate Travel Planners
· Christopherson Business Travel
· Corporate Travel Management

Please plan to attend these presentations and bring your questions. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback after demonstrations are complete.

> Read more about the Travel Initiative from the OE2C website