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Department of Procurement Develops The Travel Portal
To increase cost savings, compliance and convenience, the Department of University Procurement developed a central Drexel-specific online gateway for travel reservations. The Travel Portal was developed through Campus Travel Management, a national leader in university travel consulting, and builds on a growing consortium of more than 40 colleges and universities.
The Travel Portal utilizes the latest Internet travel reservation tools in conjunction with a core group of participating travel agencies, volume discount consolidators and bucket shop airline pricing. The services provided on The Travel Portal include:
There is a monitoring system in place to check and recheck the sites listed on The Travel Portal, and terminate those that do not live up to certain ethical and operational standards. In the case of errors and/or omissions on the part of the Internet provider, tickets and reservations booked through The Travel Portal can be addressed by Drexel, often reducing the time it takes to get the issue resolved in a fair manner.
The Travel Portal provides the services of Drexel’s preferred travel agencies, all of which have made a commitment to finding the cheapest fare with the most expeditious routing.
International Flight Consolidators
International flight consolidators are high-volume airline discounters, mostly for international flights, whose reduced rates are usually limited to travel agencies. The Travel Portal makes these services available to the entire Drexel community.
The Travel Portal provides direct access to a multitude of options including discounted rates on Choice Hotels, special rates with Club Quarters and Sheraton City Center, and links to other resources for hotel reservations.
The Travel Portal is not restricted to individuals traveling on University business and can also be used for personal business, as well as by alumni, students, families and friends of Drexel to make their personal travel reservations.