Preferred Travel Agency, WTI

Preferred Travel Agencies

Currently, Columbia uses One (1)  preferred Travel Agency. . 

Columbia University has contracted with World Travel, Inc. (WTI) to assist Columbia travelers in making business travel arrangements, consistent with Columbia’s travel policies, cost considerations, and preferences

Benefits in Booking with WTI

  • Ensure ongoing 24/7 support with changes, cancellations, or itinerary modifications when needed. Additionally, itineraries and receipt information for travel (air, rail, hotel, car) will be fed to and available in Concur Expense. Air or rail travel booked through World Travel using the Central Pay method will be paid by the University
  • All international travel booked through WTI or via Concur Travel, will be automatically registered for International SOS (ISOS) itinerary monitoring to receive pre-trip advisories and automatic real-time push alerts for destination countries. In addition, travelers will be registered for international Travel Insurance coverage through Aetna. Visit International Travel to learn more about ISOS and Aetna.
  • All air or rail travel booked on Concur Travel or through World Travel using the Central Pay method will include Travel Accident Insurance provided by third-party providers of Bank of America.  Policy inclusions and exclusions can be found on the Description of Coverage provided for Bank of America.
  • Travel vendor negotiated discounts will be applied for travel booked through WTI or via Concur Travel.

Travel Arrangers at ISERP Business Office are to assist the department with all travel related arrangements. They also serve as Travel Delegates to book travel on your behalf.

  • Karen Del Aguila for Non Grant Related Expenses
  • Stacy Royster for Grant Related Expenses

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is closed in accordance with the University’s COVID-19 policy.  Please click here for additional information and guidance for students, affiliates, and employees.

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