Upcoming Connexxus Travel Webinars

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Central Travel Office hosts webinars to educate and inform UC travelers on travel benefits and topics. Click the session title to register for the session(s) that interest you:

  • Peninsula Visa Services - October 5 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
    The University of California has signed an agreement with Peninsula Visa to provide visa and/or passport services. Peninsulavisa.com is a user-friendly site, with a very useful live chat functionality, that will walk you through the necessary information to expedite a visa or US passport. Join our special guest, Evan James (Peninsula's COO) who will answer any questions you may have on this service. 
  • Booking International Travel - October 5 at noon (30 minutes)
    Considerations when booking international travel from identifying Fly America flights to tips on airports, fares, and visas.
  • Rules on Per Diem Rates - October 6 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
    Confused about the reimbursement rate for hotels or international travel? Join our special guest, John Barrett (UC’s Tax Services Manager) who will share the concept behind the policy. 
  • Managing Airfare Booked Online - October 19 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
    This webinar will focus only on tickets booked online with BCD/Balboa Travel and will provide tips on how to manage that ticket from cancellation to changes. 
  • Adding Car/Hotel to Existing Airfare Online - October 19 at noon (30 minutes) 
    This webinar will focus only on tickets booked online with BCD/Balboa Travel and will show how to add a car rental or hotel to an existing reservation.
  • Fly America Act - October 20 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
    This policy generally provides that foreign air travel funded by Federal Government money may only be conducted on United States air carriers. We will explore the many nuances of what this means with special guest Jeff Pennington, Executive Director - Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.
  • Travel Perks, Beyond Discounts - October 26 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes) 
    Airlines, hotels and car rental companies offer UC travelers plenty of value-added benefits such as priority boarding or preferred standby, accessible seat maps before they open to the public, upgraded status or status match opportunities, and much more. 
  • Fees, Fees, Fees! - October 26 at noon (30 minutes)
     Agency v. Airline, why so many? Who charges what and why will be clarified along with some UC specific exceptions and allowances. 
  • Traveler Insurance - October 27 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
    Join us and special guest Andre Dawson (UC Risk Services) to learn more on what it means to be covered when traveling on behalf of the University. 
  • Myth or Truth: Connexxus Fares are More Expensive - November 2 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
    Airfare inventory is deliberately complex and airlines achieve maximum sales by managing every seat on every flight. Join us to learn more about the various types of economy airfare and how Connexxus agencies have access to all fares. 
  • Hazards of Booking Highly Restrictive Airfare- November 2 at noon (30 minutes)
    How do you make sure that the airfare you choose is right for you, your traveler, and your budget? Recognize the various types of economy fares and how airlines charge ancillary fees after the fact to make up for low fares. 
  • Introduction to Connexxus - November 3 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
    New to UC? New to Connexxus? Join us and explore how to get the most out of the Connexxus portal, including quick tips for beginners on how to book travel online with BCD/Balboa Travel. 
  • Booking International Travel - November 16 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
    Considerations when booking international travel from identifying Fly America flights to tips on airports, fares, and visas. 
  • Found it Cheaper Elsewhere? Can UC Match it? - November 16 at noon (30 minutes)
    Discover an independent method of booking travel that allows you to start where you like and still receive UC rates and benefits. This option is outside of the Connexxus portal, which makes it perfect for those who do not have access to Connexxus. 
  • Car Rental and Insurance Coverage - November 17 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
    UC’s system-wide car rental program with Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar and Thrifty, offers business travelers economical pricing that usually includes comprehensive insurance coverage. Join us for tips on how to book UC rates easily and what coverage is included. 

Recorded version and FAQs for previous webinars are available in the Video and Resources sections of the Connexxus portal. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these sessions, email the UCOP Travel Office at [email protected]