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Travel Agencies

Friday Ticketing: Please note that Travel Requests requiring payment to any of these three travel agencies must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. to be purchased before the weekend. All travel agency reservations auto-cancel at 5pm on Fridays.

Globetrotter Travel—301-570-0800 or 1-800-322-7032 (After hours 800-639-9278, VIT# S9TX5)
Provides services exclusive to the University of Maryland, including travel assistance and conference arrangements. The BSOS Smart Center is also able to arrange direct payment from University accounts to this agency.
http://www.globetrottermgmt.com/umd

Omega World Travel—877-403-4282 (After hours 800-474-6342)
Omega World Travel's Online Travel Planning Services is exclusive to University of Maryland travelers. Flight schedules, prices, University of Maryland discounts and links to related information are provided.
http://www.owt.net/clientsites/umd

Travel Leaders Corporate—301-403-4278 or 1-800-333-2115 (After hours 800-366-2100)
Travel Leaders Corporate Online Travel Planning Services is exclusive to University of Maryland travelers. Flight schedules, prices, University of Maryland discounts and links to related information are provided.
http://www.tvlon.com/um

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Travel Guides

Environmental Safety:
University links and tips for foreign travel.
http://www.essr.umd.edu/risk/travel-safety

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Warnings:
Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go.
http://www.cdc.gov

OFAC Sanctioned Countries:
Updated information regarding travel restrictions from the US Department of Treasury.
http://www.treasury.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs/

US Department of State—Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department decides, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country. Countries where avoidance of travel is recommended will have Travel Warnings as well as Consular Information Sheets. Visit their website here.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Updated information regarding new travel security policies. Visit this site to see what items are allowable on international and domestic flights.
http://www.tsa.gov

Foreign Travel Allowances
Has information about the policies governing the reimbursement of foreign travel. A link to the table of current reimbursable rates established by the US State Department is provided.
http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=184&menu_id=78

Foreign Currency Conversion—OANDA
A useful website featuring Currency Converter, Daily Exchange Rate Quotes, as well as a tool that allows users to print wallet-sized "cheat sheets" to carry with them on international trips.
http://www.oanda.com 

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Campus Links

Export Compliance Office
Please visit the Export Compliance website for a condensed overview of an extensive set of laws that impact research activities on campus.
http://www.umresearch.umd.edu/Export/overview.html

UMUC Marriott Reservations
Please visit this link for important information regarding UMUC reservations and corporate discount codes.
http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/discounts/umuc.php

Traveling Internationally on a Federal Grant
Please visit this link for important information on the Fly America Act.

Travel Services Travel Card Announcements
Travel card deadlines & announcements.
http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/travelcard/announcements/

Department of Business Services—Travel Services
Homepage of the DBS Travel Services Division.
http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/

Department of Business Services—Travel Discounts
Provides a list of corporate discounts available to University of Maryland affiliates.
http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/discounts/index.php

Department of Business Services— Local Area Vendors
Provides a list of transportation and hotel vendors around the University of Maryland.
http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/sites.php

Motor Transportation Services at the University of Maryland
The Motor Transportation Services unit of the Department of Business Services offers a wide variety of transportation-related services to the University. The goal of Motor Transportation Services is to provide the university community with quality, convenient and cost-effective vehicle services.
http://dbs.umd.edu/motor/

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