Category: Messages to Faculty, Messages to Staff

Title: New Travel Management Company and Uber for Business

Dear Colleagues,

As we approach commencement and the start of summer term, Georgetown Travel Services has two updates to share: the transition to World Travel Service as our provider for travel agents and Concur management, and our new partnership with Uber for Business.

New Travel Management Company: World Travel Service

Effective today, World Travel Services is replacing Corporate Travel Planners as our travel management partner. This change is the result of critical feedback from the Georgetown community and an extensive search for a provider that can meet our unique higher education travel needs. The Georgetown Travel Services Advisory Committee and Working Group were engaged on these important changes, and I appreciate their input and perspective. 

Using World Travel Services provides many benefits, including: 

  • Full-service travel planning, including an easy-to use booking platform;
  • Service agents to assist Georgetown employees with every aspect of their travel arrangements; and,
  • Full advantage of university negotiated discounts with our partner airlines, hotels and rental car companies.

Travelers and travel coordinators will continue to be able to use the online booking tool, Concur. Our World Travel agents are available on Mondays-Fridays from 8am-6pm for direct booking assistance, and can be reached at:


Georgetown Travel Services is also hosting weekly training and Q&A sessions on Thursdays at 1 p.m. through the fall. Please register on our Booking Travel with GTS website.

Uber for Business

We have also entered into a relationship with Uber for Business, which not only allows GU Employees to toggle between personal and procards more efficiently, but also enables departments to provide Uber vouchers for non-employees. Benefits of using Uber for Business include:

  • Using our tax-exempt status to reduce costs;
  • Toggling between their personal and business profiles, for ease of traveling;
  • Departmental access to a customized dashboard for coordinating rideshare and Uber eats vouchers; and,
  • The ability for departments to “call in” ride requests for travelers who do not have access to the Uber app.

For a limited time, employees who sign up for Uber for Business will receive a $20 credit to use in the next 30 days

For more information and to register for Uber for Business, please visit our website. For any other travel inquiries, please feel free to contact Georgetown Travel Service.


Sheyna Arthur

Interim Chief Procurement Officer and Director of Procurement