The Travel Category provides services that include Consulting, Relocation, and Lodging to assist government agencies in meeting their travel needs. Pre-qualified contractors stand ready to support government buyers under the following subcategories:
City Pair Program (CPP)
The City Pair Program was developed to provide discounted air passenger transportation services to federal government travelers. In addition to offering considerable discounts, the City Pair Program has many features allowing government travelers all the flexibility possible in planning official travel.
GSA's new Governmentwide Rideshare/Ride-Hail solution modernizes travel. Coverage is available in the top 50 markets where government employees travel and the solution is easy to use. Earn agency rebates with auto billing that goes to the traveler's GSA SmartPay® travel card, or bill to an agency's Centrally Billed Account. Services are available through Lyft and Uber.
Employee Relocation offers support services that allow agencies to give their employees a smooth transition to new work locations. They have developed customizable procurement tools, a simplified buying process, and flexible programs that incorporate industry best practices and subject matter expertise so that agencies can select the support services that offer the best value to their employees. They help agencies establish procurement strategies and implement the most effective and cost-efficient programs that respond to their individual cultures and philosophies.
GSA partners with the lodging industry to provide federal travelers with Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) compliant accommodations that are at or below per diem, both within and outside of the Continental United States.
E-Gov Travel Service (ETS)
The E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) is a governmentwide, web-based, world-class travel management service. This streamlined service continually applies commercial best practices to realize travel efficiencies and deliver a transparent, accountable, and sustainable service that yields exceptional customer satisfaction.
Travel Agent Services
The Travel Category Schedule features Travel Agent Services that help federal travelers meet their agency's mission. The vendors must provide the same level of services provided to commercial/corporate customers.
Travel Consulting Services
Travel Consulting Services contractors provide professional advice and/or information on travel related matters.
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.