The University of Nebraska announced Thursday that effective Feb. 1, 2020, Fox World Travel Inc. will become the university’s official travel management company.
“Travel is integral to the university’s missions of teaching, research and outreach,” said NU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Chris Kabourek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Bill Nunez, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Doug Ewald, and University of Nebraska at Kearney Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Jon Watts in a letter to faculty and staff.
“As you indicated in a recent survey, having a trusted travel partner is important to you as you engage the university’s many constituencies across the state, country and the world… We are confident Fox World Travel will be a good partner going forward.”
NU this spring issued an RFP to travel agencies interested in partnering with the university. A 13-member, university-wide committee representing faculty and staff from all four campuses evaluated the proposals, and recommended Fox World Travel based on excellent scores in areas including best practices, cost savings and pricing. Fox World Travel also is experienced in working with major universities including the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago.
The committee’s recommendation was supported by the chief business officers. The selection will be reported to the Board of Regents at its Oct. 25 meeting.
The university’s current travel agency, Travel & Transport, will continue to provide travel management services through January 2020. The chief business officers thanked Travel & Transport for its longtime partnership.
More details about the upcoming transition will be provided soon. Faculty and staff may contact NU’s travel office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.