Travel site with the works
For a long time, LiU has lacked a single location for all travel information. For a couple of weeks now, there has been LiU’s travel page, where you can find everything you need to know about travel.
Of course information about work travel was available before, but spread around different locations on the website. There was a travel manual, but this has been decommissioned. The procurement office has had to answer numerous questions; when we got a new travel agency agreement with a new travel agency, matters came to a head.
“The new contract brings major changes with new contacts and new procedures,” says Lotta Dagnäs (pictured at left), procurement officer responsible for the travel agency agreement. “The procurement office has received a huge number of questions.”
Basic information about the contract can be found at LiU Inköp. The regulations, regarding allowances, subsistence and the like used to be under HR.
“The best thing about the new website is that everything is now in the same place; it’s simple, easy to find in the left-hand menu on Inside LiU, and called, simply, Travel,” says Madelene Gertsson (pictured at right), in charge of LiU’s travel page.
“The site will be live and updated with new, relevant information,“ Ms Gertsson promises.
“The self-booking system is new. There is a demand for it and is coming sometime around the end of May or beginning of June. It is a completely new system which is very simple and user-friendly. We will be arranging training in how to use the self-booking system for those who want it. Information about this will be published on LiU’s travel page. ”
In order to book a journey you have to create a travel profile. You can find forms for this on LiU’s travel page. It is a good idea to do this a little in advance, even if you don't plan to go travelling in the near future.
“The travel profile is a safety measure, so that no unauthorised person can book a journey on the LiU account,” Ms Gertsson says
Have you received any responses to the website?
“A few,” Ms Gertsson says. “Mostly positive, a few questions. People seem to like the site. But then, no news is good news!”
Last updated: 2015-05-22