September 14, 2015

Vanderbilt chooses new travel agency

Industry leader World Travel will become Vanderbilt’s new travel agency this fall.

This fall, Vanderbilt will partner with a new travel agency. In response to faculty and staff concerns, the university conducted a competitive proposal process over the summer. An internal search committee reviewed proposals and recommended that Vanderbilt select industry leader World Travel as the university’s new travel agency.

World Travel is an affiliate of BCD Travel, the world’s third-largest travel management company. The company has extensive experience with higher education clients and international travel.

World Travel met key criteria for the committee, including a low-fare guarantee, complex international booking experience, and improved travel assistance. Travelers will have 24/7 access to U.S.-based travel agents. World Travel supports the Concur travel and expense system and is a Concur-preferred travel management company.

The transition is expected to be seamless for faculty and staff. Detailed information about the launch date will be available in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please email