Entries in the Category "car"

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 www.cwru.edu/travel/. 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

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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.

IRS Increases Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced standard business mileage rates for transportation expenses incurred beginning July 1, 2011 will increase to 55.5 cents per mile (see release). Relevant CWRU reimbursement requests for travel taking place beginning July 1, 2011 should employ this rate.

CWRU personal vehicle travel for the period January 1, 2011 through June 30th, 2011 will be reimbursed at 51 cents per mile. Travelers using rental cars will be reimbursed for actual rental and gasoline expenses and not provided mileage allowances.