Preferred Travel Agencies
Lexington's Avant Travel and Commonwealth Travel/The Travel Authority have been selected as the University's preferred travel agencies. They are full-service travel agencies providing air/hotel/rental car arrangements, and operate off-campus locations. Recently Commonwealth Travel has been purchased by The Travel Authority and soon they will no longer use "Commonwealth Travel" when answering the phone. However, only the name has changed - you can still expect the same great service as you have for all these years.
- Traveler Profile must be completed and submitted to Avant or Commonwealth/The Travel Authority before making travel arrangements. Each agency will have its own profile for you to complete. This profile stores all pertinent travel information about the traveler (name, address, department number, credit cards, airline frequent flyer numbers, etc.), on the preferred agency's computer system. It is extremely important to ensure that your profile information is always current, especially your credit card information.
- Payment Options - Business airline tickets, hotel (room & tax) and rental car charges for arrangements made through Avant or Commonwealth may be paid for: (1) with the University Procurement Card, or (2) with a personal credit card (expenses reimbursed through a Travel Voucher after travel is completed).
- Preferred Agency Fees - The preferred agency fees are the same as the lead agency’s (AAA): $30 for domestic electronic airline ticket, $40 for international electronic airline ticket (paper ticket fees are slightly higher).
- Contact - Avant Travel 859-233-0000, Commonwealth Travel/The Travel Authority 859-277-7135