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Penn Travel Services’ New Website
November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10

Penn Travel Services is pleased to announce a new website that will make travel arrangements easier, quicker and more cost effective for all members of the Penn community. The Penn Travel Portal (www.upenn.edu/penntravel) organizes all of the resources needed to plan any trip in one central location including:

• Reservation assistance from three preferred agencies and two new on-line booking tools;

• Information about Penn travel policies and procedures;

• Travel advisories, currency exchange and other information for international travel; and

• Information about suppliers that provide Penn with special savings opportunities—both for Penn related travel as well as certain offerings that faculty and staff may take advantage of for their personal travel needs.

The site also contains information on International SOS which provides all students, faculty and staff with medical assistance, security services and international customer care. As a Penn traveler, you can log in and get the latest medical and security alerts. Anyone who travels abroad for Penn should make sure they have an International SOS card.

Visitors to campus will also find the website useful. If you are planning an event, conference or just need an easy reference for your visiting colleagues, friends or family, the site links to area maps, information and events at Penn and around the City, and special Penn pricing at  local hotels.

The website is just one of the new features being introduced by Penn Travel Services. Expect more travel suppliers and options to be added in the coming months. If you have any questions or would like to suggest ways that we can enhance the site, please contact Susan Storb, Penn’s travel administrator (storb@upenn.edu).

—Penn Travel Services


Almanac - November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10