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New direct billing for business travel

Business travel may now be billed directly to your UCOP department, thanks to a new payment option through the Connexxus Travel Program. When you book online with BCD Travel/Cliqbook, your business airfare will be paid by your department. You will need to get a pre-trip authorization number from the Business Resource Center (BRC) to take advantage of this new payment option.

To use the new payment option, please request a unique pre-trip authorization number (PTA #) before booking your trip. You can request a PTA # by contacting your Business Resource Team at,, or

The same documentation and approvals are needed when requesting a PTA #. Remember, each trip needs a unique PTA #.

For those departments that are not currently working directly with the BRC, please contact the BRC Yellow team at to get a PTA # (until training can be arranged for your department).

Forms and Requirements
Pre-approval forms and requirements and BRC forms can be found at

More Information
Contact the UCOP Travel Manager at if you have any questions.

Open Houses
The UCOP Travel Office’s first open house session to discuss this new feature and answer questions regarding the Connexxus Travel Program will be held on Thursday, August 5.

Thursday, August 5
Franklin, Room 12322
2:00-3:30 p.m.

More sessions will be scheduled. Look for the announcement in the next Link (Tuesday, August 10).

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