Travel

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Designated Travel Agencies

DTA Benefits

Substantial cost savings accrue to the University when travelers make their bookings through Designated Travel Agencies. Reports verifying lowest available fares are made accessible for analysis by Travel Management Services and a substantial reduction in data entry is realized.

Due to electronic transmission of flight data, less paperwork needs to be circulated and information is received more rapidly. Because DTA's use Indiana University's credit card, computerized airline ticket reconciliation reports, which facilitate tracking of volume and carrier usage, are available and travelers are automatically assured of airline accident and baggage insurance.

Reliability and high-level customer service requirements are a part of all DTA contracts and are regularly checked by Travel Management Services. Booking through a Designated Travel Agency also assists the University in obtaining cost savings through the use of preferred carriers and reduces the individual's out-of-pocket expenses for business travel. The Designated Travel Agencies that Indiana University works with all serve as well-established businesses in their respective local communities.

Please have the following information available when you contact the travel agency:

  • Department code and Trip Number for employee travel
  • Disbursement voucher number for non-employee travel
  • Campus and department code associated with the account that will be paying expenses.
  • Campus address of the traveler
  • Account number and sub account (if applicable)
  • Limit (if any) associated with each account used
  • Purpose of the trip
  • Traveler's phone number
  • Dates of the trip
  • Travel destination

IU Designated Travel Agencies

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  • Bliss Travel Inc.
  • (Minority Business Enterprise)
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: 812.945.1212
  • Toll-Free: 800.235.2547
  • 1614 E. Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150
  • The Travel Authority
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: 812.333.3360
  • Toll-Free: 800.345.1647
  • Fax: 812.333.3359
  • 421 East 3rd Street, Suite 10 Bloomington, IN 47401

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Travel Management Services

400 East 7th Street Poplars 613 Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Phone: 812.855.2873 · Fax: 812.855.8866

Email: travelbl@iu.edu