Using the Goucher College Travel Portal
Goucher College employees are encouraged to use the Goucher College Travel Portal to plan for their next trip and are required to use their college-issued credit card for booking all business-related travel. The portal also serves the needs of parents, students, alumnae/i, and guests of the college who would like to arrange a visit to Goucher College or to the Baltimore area.
Though this is not a discount travel website, there are several benefits in using the portal, including:
- Double frequent-flyer points on JetBlue airlines
- One-rate-per-vehicle class rate nationwide with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental
- Reduced travel agency ticketing fees
The portal provides links to all major airlines, both regional and worldwide, as well as popular travel booking sites such as Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, and Cheap Tickets. If you are booking flights on JetBlue airlines, and you are a member of its frequent-flyer program, you will receive double miles when clicking through the portal to its reservation page.
By using the portal to book car rentals through Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental, you will receive a one-rate-per-vehicle class rate nationwide. This means that you can rent any size vehicle for the same daily rate in any state.
Major hotel chains, hostels, and a worldwide hotel reservation system are available through the portal. You'll also find a link to the local Sheraton Baltimore/Towson, which offers a reduced rate through the portal only. For hotels that offer college discounts outside of the Baltimore area, click on the "Hotels" link, then select "College and University Partnerships."
If you prefer booking through a travel agency, we have provided a list of companies that have experience in booking travel for colleges and universities and that have reduced their ticketing fees for portal users.
The portal also provides information on:
- Airport parking
- Travel and Procurement Program policies and procedures
- Travel insurance Expedited passport and visa services
- International calling cards
- Government, travel and health information