Direct Billing with Corporate Travel Planners (CTP)
CTP offers both an online booking tool and full-service agent assistance. When making travel arrangements, the airfare expense will be directly billed to the university.
First time users to CTP's online booking tool will be asked to register using their University e-mail (ilstu.edu) as their login and to complete a profile prior to searching for travel services. Some departments have already pre-registered travelers in their department. If your department pre-registered you will go directly to the Concur website(CTP's online booking tool) and login with your university email address and choose the Forgot password link. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.
Seat assignment and priority boarding costs are not reimbursable.
The fee for one piece of baggage is reimbursable.
When comparing the costs of airfare, please take into consideration the additional mileage and parking costs that may be associated with flying out of another city.
Direct online booking with sites such as Travelocity, Expedia, and Orbitz is now accepted as a method of purchasing airfare.
Airline forfeiture rules impose severe penalties when non-refundable tickets are not used on the dates and times purchased. Make sure of your travel dates and times when booking direct to avoid expenses that may not be reimbursable.
A department credit card may be used for employee business air travel; however, it should not be used for hotel and car rental expenses. Check with your department head or card administrator for your department's process, rules, or restrictions concerning card usage.