The Operational Excellence for the 2nd Century Campaign (OE2C) has recommended that Christopherson Business Travel serve as SMU’s new Travel Management Company (TMC) in attempt to increase savings and efficiency throughout the university.
“The new travel software solution, Concur, requires integration with a TMC and the committee felt Christopherson was the best provider to issue airline tickets, book hotels and rental cars, and provide live assistance for travel booking and itinerary changes,” the OE2C website stated.
The company has more than 60 years of experience working with business travel and is one of 23 Concur Preferred Partners.
The Travel Committee reviewed responses from each company and invited faculty and staff to attend finalist presentations in December, as The Daily Campus reported.
Staff feedback from this presentations was vital in making a final decision, according to the OE2C website.
Athletics travel will continue to fulfill its contract with Anthony Travel Inc. and then explore travel opportunities through Christopherson.
The implementation is scheduled for completion in June 2015. Updates will continue to be posted on the OE2C website.