Real ID Requirement

Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.

Read more about Real ID on the DHS website. 

Planning University Travel

The University of Wisconsin System has a managed travel program with a variety of carefully selected contracted vendors. Use of these vendors is required for reimbursement.

Contact your institution’s travel manager if you have further questions after viewing the information on this site.

 

  1. Race Away From Transaction Fees Remains Close to Starting Line

    Travel management companies and consultants alike are expressing frustration that the needle has not moved too far away from transaction-based pricing, but they also are reporting success with some clients in pioneering new models, particularly those implementing more incremental changes.

  1. U.S. Ext.-Stay Q4 Occupancy Dips Amid Record-High Rates

    U.S. extended-stay hotels in the fourth quarter of 2022 logged record-high average daily rates, revenue per available room and demand, while occupancy dipped year over year for the second time since 2020, according to a new report from The Highland Group.  

  1. Delta to Add Texas Flights, Frequencies

    Delta Air Lines will add new service from Dallas Love Field and increase frequencies on several Texas routes, the carrier announced Friday.  

  1. As Airline Rollovers End, Buyers Assess Status-Loss Fallout

    The pandemic-era rollovers of elite loyalty status and looser qualification rules among U.S. airlines are coming to an end, potentially jeopardizing the perks of millions of frequent travelers. While some travel managers report being "bombarded" with emails from travelers asking for help in retaining their status, they also are looking for ways to mitigate the fallout, including shifting share or paying to recoup lost amenities.   

  1. BA, Virgin Return to Mainland China

    British Airways and Virgin Atlantic on Thursday each announced the resumption of flights to mainland China, which had been paused since 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.   

Effective July 1, 2022 – the IRS Standard Mileage rate will increase to 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. The turndown rate (for campuses that utilize it) will increase to 40.5 cents per mile. No change in the motorcycle rate will occur.