How to reserve lodging, how to pay for lodging, and what lodging-related expenses are allowed.
How to reserve lodging
All lodging must be reserved through the Concur online system, directly with an Agent at Fox World Travel, or by booking directly with the lodging facility. Use of a third-party booking site (e.g. Airbnb, Hotels.com, Travelocity) is prohibited.
The University has contracts with various lodging suppliers in top travel destinations, including Wisconsin. UW contract rates are only offered within Concur
Concur travel guides are available on the UW TravelWIse page.
Note: New Concur users must first register for a Concur profile.
Contact a Fox World Travel Agent toll free at (866) 230-8787.
Airbnb and VRBO are not allowed
Lodging at unlicensed facilities such as Airbnb and VRBO is non-payable/reimbursable.
Arranging Travel for Other Employees, Guests and Groups
Designated Travel Arrangers have the ability to book airfare on behalf of employees and non-employees. The employee will need to assign a Travel Arranger in Concur.
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Assign a Travel arranger
Travelers are limited to the daily rate for the location. Use the UW TravelWIse Lodging and Per Diem Calculator to see the daily rates for the dates and location of your trip.
Travelers attending conferences or other business events not organized by the University may exceed the lodging rate for the location if staying at the conference site or another hotel recommended by the conference organizer. Include a conference brochure as justification with a payment or reimbursement request.
Exceeding daily rates
If a non-conference lodging rate exceeds the University’s maximum, travelers and travel arrangers should check Concur/Fox World Travel to ensure a more favorable rate is not available prior to making a reservation. A cost comparison from Concur/Fox World Travel must be attached to the payment or reimbursement request in order to exceed the daily rate.
Allowable Lodging-Related Expenses
The following items are payable or reimbursable by the University:
Internet (for business use)
One night deposit
Other expenses such as room service, meals and tips are reimbursed to the traveler as part of a per diem allowance.
When opting to share lodging, each traveler is eligible for the location lodging maximum.
The University allows for payment/reimbursement of extended lodging, such as extended stay hotels or weekly/monthly rentals, when a traveler remains in travel status for 30 days or longer.
Combining Business and Personal Travel
Any additional costs related to personal travel (e.g. companion travelers, extra nights for personal vacation) are not payable/reimbursable by the University.
Travelers and departmental staff should contact their respective Divisional Business Office for policy or procedural questions.
Divisional Business Offices may e-mail email@example.com with questions.