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Small Business Travel

Learn about the federal requirement for using a small business travel agency when traveling on behalf of the University.

Federal Requirement

If travel is funded from a federally contracted agreement over $750,000 or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants of any amount, you can use a small business agency to meet federal requirements.

Small Business Travel Resources

Kahala Travel (local San Diego agency)
Phone: (888) 488-0073
Domestic Service Fee - Kahala only $45
International Service Fee - Kahala only $75

Kahala Travel is a local, small business agency that is very familiar with our traveling community. Our relationship with Kahala supports small business development and allows travelers who are using federally contracted agreements over $750,000 or EPA grant funding* to enjoy all of the discounts and perks of UC San Diego's complete, managed travel program including:

  • Access to University-negotiated contract benefits with airlines, hotels, and car rentals
  • Automatic insurance coverage 

Kahala Travel is a leading small business travel agency providing travel management fueled by years of experience. Kahala Travel will focus on the business of business travel - so you can focus on your research!

*Airfare that does not meet the small business requirement should be booked via For booking guidance, visit Concur Travel on Blink.