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Connexxus Travel Program

Find out how to book university business travel with Connexxus, UC's travel program.

Get started

  1. Preauthorizing your trip allows access to the Connexxus portal.
  2. Log on to Connexxus.
  3. Set up a Connexxus traveler profile. Make sure all UCSD employee travelers create a profile.
  4. Choose either online booking or agent assistance to book travel.

Instructions

Use Connexxus (login required) to book travel. For special situations, see:

How Connexxus works

Connexxus is a secure Web portal for booking university business travel. It automatically applies UC-negotiated prices with airlines, hotels, and car rental companies. Connexxus also provides a UC employee discount on select California rail travel. See Discounted Rates Through Connexxus.

UCSD prepays airfare booked through Connexxus travel agencies and MyTravel automatically displays the expense item as UCSD-paid. Your travel profile stores your UCSD Travel Card for hotel and rental car expenses.

Benefits

In addition to offering UC-negotiated prices, Connexxus:

  • Searches a comprehensive airfare inventory
  • Reduces out-of-pocket expenses. UCSD pre-pays airfare and the expense automatically displays in your MyTravel expense claim as a UCSD-paid item.
  • Note: Airfare booked using SWABIZ automatically displays in MyTravel as UCSD-paid only if payment was made using the Travel Card.
  • Saves time as a single source for air, car, and hotel reservations
  • Provides automatic Business Travel Accident Insurance coverage
  • Note: Unlike Connexxus agencies, travel accident insurance is not automatically applied for out-of-state trips booked in SWABIZ. The traveler must register with UC Risk Management. Learn more.
  • Has built-in guidance for compliance with UC travel policy
  • Provides quick access to contacts in case of crisis

Resources

Note: this page had a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/connexxus

Notice: UC San Diego travel policy, as published in Blink, is decisive. It has been adapted to UC San Diego's organization, delegation of authority, terminology, chart of accounts and processing applications. The source for UC San Diego travel policy is UC Travel Policy and Regulations (PDF).