Is the travel initiative just about saving money?

No – the initiative will have a variety of benefits by approaching universal use of our university-contracted travel agencies.

Some are financial. Ohio State has negotiated discounts through airlines that are not being fully utilized, and these benefits will grow if we all book travel in a consistent manner.

But universal use of these contracts has non-financial benefits too. For instance, the university can better support travelers during emergencies if we all book through a single travel agency.