Travel Resources

 

Rules and regulations covering travel reimbursement are from several sources. The most relevant rules have been condensed and can be found at the the State Comptrollers Office:

Textravel (formerly State of Texas Travel Allowance Guide)

 

How-To Guides for System Administration electronic travel reimbursement procedures:

Electronic Travel Guide

Electronic Travel Worksheet

 

Information on mileage reimbursement:

State Comptrollers website

 

A historical list of mileage reimbursement rates

Travel Reimbursement Historical Information

 

General Information on Austin Bergstrom Airport parking:

Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Discount Parking at Austin Bergstrom

 

Safe travel tips and security information:

Transportation and Security Administration (TSA)

 

Travel warnings and information sheets on a country-by-country basis can be found at:

State Department Information Site

 

The Austin Chamber of Commerce Transportation web site provides information on Austin ground and air transportation services.  In addition there are links to information about Austin that may be helpful to guests or department contacts that plan meetings or conferences.

Austin Chamber of Commerce

 

Weather forecasts and information for major travel destinations:

The Weather Channel

 

Guidelines for vendor sponsorship of meetings and conferences, including travel paid by vendors:

Chancellor's Memo

 

Out-of-state meal and lodging rates valid for both state and institutionally funded accounts:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

 

Information pertaining to passports, including application forms, processing time and fees can be found at the following website:

UT Austin's International Office Passport Services for UT Staff and Faculty

Passport Services and Information - U.S. Department of State

 

24-hour medical and emergency response services are available to System Administration employees traveling internationally on official university business:

International SOS

 

International SOS, UT System’s travel safety and security assistance company, has established a web site with information pertaining to Influenza H1N1.  The link to the site is listed below – information will be updated on a continual basis. 

http://www.internationalsos.com/pandemicpreparedness/

 

Hotels offering state rates which are valid only for state employees on official business:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Hotel Contracts

 

Current time and date for hundreds of locations around the world can be found at:

Time and Date/World Clock

 

A listing of aircraft seating charts, in-flight amenities and airline information:

http://www.seatguru.com

 

Information on trip cancellation insurance (for personal travel only) can be found by accessing the web sites noted below. when reviewing options

  • determine what coverage you really need - an airline, tour company, or credit card provider may already provide coverage;
  • compare insurance providers;
  • purchase early for the best rates.

www.travelinsurance.com

www.squaremouth.com

 

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