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About Travel Services

Travel Services is responsible for administering University travel contracts, the development and implementation of travel policies and procedures and informing University staff about these contracts, policies and procedures.

Travel Services

Suite 560, WBOB
1300 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Ph: 612-624-2828
Fx: 612-624-3410

What's New


Global Operations aims to increase access to information for University faculty and staff undertaking research and other projects abroad. Click here for more information on Global Operations.


The IRS announced changes in the standard business mileage rates for calendar year 2014. Beginning Jan. 1, the standard business mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicle use on approved University business will decrease from 56.5 cents to 56 cents per mile. The standard mileage rate for moving expenses will decrease from 24 cents to 23.5 cents per mile. Business mileage incurred in 2013 but reimbursed in 2014 should be reimbursed using the 2013 mileage rates. The Employee Expense Worksheet (UM1612) and the Moving/Relocation Expense Documentation Form (UM 1357) have been updated to reflect the changes to the mileage rates.

International Travel Registry

All travelers going to an international destination for University business are required to pre-register their trip information.

Click here for information on how to register your trip or visit Global Programs & Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance).

For more information on the new Travel Policy click here.


Travelers now have the ability to take advantage of the University's discount with Delta by booking their airfare on In order to receive the University contracted rates travelers must enter through the links provided on the Travel Services website either from the FAST TRACK on the Travel Services home page or by clicking on Travel Reservations and Delta. Any changes to tickets purchased through must be made directly with Delta. Delta discounts are available for both business and personal travel. Discounts range from 2% to 10% depending on the location and fare class purchased.

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International Travel Registry

Direct Travel(Formally CTS) - Cliqbook (now Concur Travel)

Travel Leaders - Compass

Metro Travel - Concur Travel For Business Travel

Per Diem Rates - Domestic

Per Diem Rates - International

M&IE Breakdown

Mileage Allowance

Currency Conversion

City/County Search

Mileage between Cities

Property and Liability Insurance

Safety - Need to Know

U-Wide Contracts

Fly America Act

Airport/City Codes

Reimbursable/Non-Reimbursable Expenses

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