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Connexxus travel portal wins international award for excellence

The recently upgraded web portal for UC’s travel discount program, Connexxus, has won an award for creative excellence.

The portal won the Emerging Media Award from the Summit International Awards organization.

“The new portal was a collaborative effort by all members of the UC Travel Council, with input from the UC traveling community, to create a highly functional, state-of-the-art and easy-to-use tool to book university travel,” said Debra Almason, director of UC travel management services.

The Connexxus portal, which allows faculty and staff to book flights, hotels and car rentals for business and personal travel at discounted rates, saved the university $10.6 million in 2013.

Connexxus recently revamped the portal to make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate by adding helpful features, such as information bubbles when you hover your mouse over a button, and incorporating a library of video tutorials and documents. The portal is also now mobile and tablet friendly.

Summit International Awards administers three distinguished advertising and marketing award competitions every year to raise awareness of companies and individuals who display exceptional creative and marketing talent. Companies from more than 50 countries and across five continents participate in the awards program and are judged by 70 corporate executives from around the world.

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