International Travel

Travel management companies offer the most accurate and cost-effective booking options for travelers.  They have access to the Global Distribution System, or GDS, which is a system network of real-time information and inventory of available airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, train or shuttle services. 

Online travel websites usually do not have real-time access to inventory.  As the cost to use GDS is high, these companies usually grab prices and information once a day. 

Complex international bookings should be made directly with a Christopherson Business Travel service agent.  They have the experience and the knowledge of international nuances associated with travel. 

  • Christopherson Agent Team   
  • Advisor Group - University Team: 800-600-3737     
  • Email:    

Booking on behalf of international student travel should contact the Office of Global Education.   

Please consult Know Before You Go on important risk management considerations before traveling internationally, as well as tipping portion of the Payments website to understand customs.