Travel Agencies

Agencies participating in the UC managed travel program provide specialized services to university faculty, staff and guests. The travel agencies within the travel program offer access to the university's negotiated travel rates with airlines, cars and hotels. These agencies provide solutions that enhance the travel program and allow the university to attain greater service, savings and maintain duty of care obligations. To access agency contact information and online booking tools, log in to the portal.

Services include:

  • Option for airfare to be paid upfront so that the traveler is not out of pocket
  • Booking tools that allow for all flights and carriers to be viewed in one matrix
  • Automatically apply travel accident insurance coverage in the event of a medical emergency, natural disaster or other perilous events
  • Reduced or waived airline change fees (based on ticket restrictions) on some of our preferred airlines
  • Management of unused tickets (reduce loss of airfare credits)
  • Provide 24/7 travel support, emergency hours and holiday support when traveling
  • Automatic fare adjustment if airfare decreases within 24 hours from the original ticket being issued

BCD Travel

BCD Travel combines the support of a full-service travel agency with the convenience of an online booking tool (Concur Travel) which is tailored specifically to meet the needs of University of California travelers.

UC Travel Center
UC Travel Center (UCLA Travel) is a full-service travel agency that offers personal service via phone or email with an online booking tool (NuTravel) to complement their variety of services.

Balboa Travel

Balboa Travel is a full service travel agency that has been successfully handling travel for UC San Diego. Balboa Travel combines the support of a full-service travel agency with the convenience of an online booking tool (Concur Travel) which is tailored specifically to meet the needs of UC San Diego travelers.

Short's Travel

Short’s Travel proprietary automated process, FindIt® allows you to initiate your search at sites you are familiar with such as,, and various airline sites, but still receive UC rates and benefits easily. The 4-step process uses the traveler UC email address to initiate the process, verify UC identity, and access UC-negotiated rates via email inside of 15 minutes. If you wish to use this process, you will need to first (one-time step) download a browser extension. We recommend you work with Google Chrome and can click on the “Install for Chrome” button on this JOB AID.

Anthony Travel

Anthony Travel is a complete resource for teams, coaches, athletic directors, staff and students. To reach your Anthony Travel representative call 877-284-2254.

STA Travel

As the Study Abroad Travel Agency of record for the travel program, STA Travel will use its 30+ years of experience as the industry leader in student, faculty and educational travel to help university faculty, staff and students with all needs related to studying abroad. This includes individual and group airfare, rail passes, bus transportation, hostel and hotel accommodations, international cell phones and more. STA Travel is a specialized provider for universities: EAP programs, summer sessions, faculty led group programs, quarterly abroad programs and other abroad programs. To reach your on-campus STA Travel contact please email or call 800-229-6197.