Archives for the Month of September 2013 on CWRU Travel Blog

CWRU Family, Alumni, and Friends Travel Discounts

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There are travel perks galore for those connected with CWRU past and present. All you need to know is where to find them!

Are you planning a family vacation from Minneapolis to Salt Lake or taking a spin around Italy and need a rental car? Use our National Car rental code! In the Cleveland area, CWRU's Enterprise CarShare program offers the flexibility of campus-based vehicle rentals by the hour, overnight, and by the day with no gasoline charges and up to 200 free miles per day for CWRU students and staff.

If you're traveling to Cleveland to visit a student or have some relatives you can't fit into your northeast Ohio establishment, there's an array of local discounted hotel rates at University Circle, Downtown, and suburban location. Traveling across the U.S. or overseas? There are even more lodging options. Check out CWRU partner pricing from Wyndham, Starwood, and Extended Stay America lodging chains.

At an airport or need transport for a special guest? CWRU's newest travel partner, GroundLink, can provide an array of car hire options.

To learn more, visit You can also call Michael Kurutz, CWRU Travel Services Manager, at 216-368-6092 to get the scoop on these and other great deals.

New Global Car Service Partner for CWRU


Need convenient, pre-arranged service for airport pick-up in Cleveland, Los Angeles, or Amsterdam? CWRU's new car service partner, GroundLink, can do that and more. GroundLink offers guaranteed on-time performance, global availability in 110 countries, and a 5% CWRU discount on top of industry-leading rates. GroundLink delivers the added convenience of pricing that includes driver gratuities and the added flexibility of four different levels of service. CWRU travelers can book transport via telephone, Internet, or the company's award-winning mobile app.

"GroundLink's economy service from BWI to Rockville/NIH averaged $30-40 below our typical shuttle/limo rates," noted Michael Kurutz, Travel Manager at Case Western Reserve University. "I'm confident our new GroundLink travel partner will provide timely, value-based service supporting the university's travel needs in Cleveland and around the world." Get the CWRU discount code, reservation instructions, and link to the Groundlink homepage here.

Extended Stay America Now CWRU Preferred Travel Partner


Need a reasonably-priced apartment-style room for a few days to a few months? Extended Stay America (ESA) makes a great option with fully-equipped kitchens, free internet, flat-screen televisions, grab-and-go breakfasts, and on-site laundry facilities. The company also rates in the top 1/3 in customer service ranking for all lodging properties according to Medallia Feedback Management Inc.

"Extended Stay America gives our many travelers a value option when needing multiple-week and multi-month stays," according CWRU Travel Manager Michael Kurutz. "ESA's extensive U.S. network of properties can meet our research and leisure needs in a variety of destinations."

Now, ESA's reasonable pricing has just gotten better for CWRU staff, students, alumni, friends, and families. Using the CWRU corporate discount code, travelers will get an extra 8% dynamic discount off of ESA's already competitive rates through 2013. Click here to get the discount booking code on the CWRU Travel Services website.

Car Sharing Expands to CIA, CIM Students

CWRU's Enterprise CarShare Program has now expanded to include students from the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. "Given their affiliations with CWRU, it was an organic extension of the CWRU carshare program" said CWRU Travel manager Michael Kurutz. "Many CIA and CIM students need an easy, cost-effective, short-term transportation option. Enterprise Carshare is a great solution."

CIA and CIM students have their own signup pages at and enjoy the same great rates (hourly, overnight, daily) as CWRU students and staff. CIA and CIM members also will enjoy up to 200 free miles per day and no gasoline charges. Cars are conveniently positioned in the Veale Athletic Center garage and Lot 75 surface parking behind Mitchell's Ice Cream.

For a limited time, new members can enjoy a reduced $10 annual membership fee while receiving a $35 driving credit (through September 30th). Click here for the special offer code.