Entries in the Category "travel"

New Look, More Info for CWRU Travel Site

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Travel Services is pleased to announce the completion of its website upgrade. The site provides a wealth of useful information to CWRU travelers, guests, and administrative staff ranging from direct-bill agency approval forms to special rates for car rentals and local hotels. It now has easier navigation, enhanced content, and improved access to travel documentation.

A new feature of the site provides flight status updates by flight number, route, and airport. Another feature delivers graphical updates on U.S. airport delays and weather.

Useful international travel links provide advisories from the U.S. Department of State, as well as updates from the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Major weather, public health, and other news impacting university travel is regularly displayed on the homepage.

CWRU visitors will benefit from enhanced information on Cleveland-area transportation options and airport services. In addition, hotels offering preferred CWRU rates are listed by proximity and displayed on a map grid.

The site remains a convenient place to review CWRU Travel Policy, study frequently-asked questions, and apply for American Express Travel and Expense cards. "We're offering more information on a greater variety of subjects in an easier-to-read format" says Travel Services Manager Michael Kurutz. "The upgrade has transformed our site into a better resource for the entire CWRU travel community."

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.