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Welcome to UK Travel Services!


Welcome to the UK Travel Services website! Here you will find all your resources for University of Kentucky official business travel. The travel program has been designed to help centralize University business travel so that your travel needs are met with efficiency, flexibility and cost-savings.

Business travelers may chose to make arrangements through one of UK’s three designated travel vendors. AAA Corporate Travel Services is our lead travel agency. Avant Travel is our second agency.   And, AAA’s Concur, is UK’s on-line reservation system. Business travelers may also choose to make arrangements through an alternate travel vendor, which would be any other travel agency other than a UK designated agency, or any other Web site other than Concur.

The University Procurement Card is the preferred method of payment for all business airline tickets purchased through AAA, Avant, and Concur.  A personal credit card is required to pay for business travel arrangements made through an alternate travel vendor, as well as for any ticket that combines business with personal travel purchased through either UK Travel or an alternate vendor.  The procurement card may also be used for business hotel room and tax charges, rental car charges and conference registration fees.

UK has secured several travel discounts.  Airfare discounts have been negotiated with Delta Air Lines and United AirlinesThese fares are unpublished and the airlines require they be offered only through one of UK’s designated travel vendors.  For rental car discounts, UK has negotiated with Enterprise, National, and Hertz.  And, UK also has negotiated discounts at several local hotels.

Travel Management Services’ goal is to make business travel more pleasurable and efficient for you. Your feedback is always appreciated and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments.

Travel News               

New Nonstop Air Service from Lexington to Philadelphia on USAir/American - Lexington's Blue Grass Airport now offers direct nonstop service to Philadelphia, with 3 flights a day roundtrip.  Philadelphia becomes Lexington's 15th nonstop destination.  Nonstop service is also available from Lexington to:  Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago (O'Hare Airport), Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Minneapolis, Myrtle Beach, New York (LaGuardia Airport), Orlando (Sanford Airport), Punta Gorda (FL), Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C.

Need UK Travel training?  You can register for training through SAP.  Two classes are offered:  "Travel Services" - learn how to make travel arrangements through UK Travel Services, and "Concur Online Booking Tool - provides hands-on training on Concur to make air/hotel/car arrangements.  All classes will be held in room B108-A of the W. T. Young Library.   Class schedule for the remainder of 2014:

        May 30                   Travel Services  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.;  Concur  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

        July 25                    Travel Services  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.;  Concur  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

        September 26         Travel Services  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.;  Concur  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

        November 21          Travel Services  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.;  Concur  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon