Payment for all travel bookings is by means of a PCard. A designated Travel booker in the department can book on behalf of all travellers. This includes UCT staff who have PCards, those without PCards, students and visitors. All Travel bookers must therefore have their own PCards. Where the traveller has their own PCard, they may do their own booking.
Advantages of eTravel
Provides significant reduction in transaction fees
Facilitates booking choices by providing:
Ease of use, being internet based
Simultaneous visibility of all price options, including low cost carriers and corporate flexible fares
Single booking process for flight, accommodation (including B&Bs), car rental and airport shuttle
Streamlined payment via PCard to avoid complexity of reconciliation of SAP Purchase Orders
Loyalty benefits can still be attributed to the individual traveller, e.g. voyager miles
Removes the need for costly and labour intensive staff reimbursements.