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Business Travel

The University of Illinois System has partnered with Collegiate Marketing, hosted by BookSmart Travel, to offer a hotel reservation program designed exclusively for Colleges and Universities. Use Collegiate Reservation Program to gain access to the best rates available with major hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, La Quinta, etc. University of Illinois travelers now have access to over 145,000 hotels around the world.

Employees may use a University Travel Card (T-card) or a personal credit card.The T-Card may also be used to pay for hotel stays for guests of the University.

Please Note:  This website does not list government lodging rates. University of Illinois employees traveling on behalf of the system must follow system policy regarding reimbursable lodging allowances. Before making a reservation, check the list of Lodging Rate Maximums to be sure the cost meets these requirements.

For questions or additional information regarding the Collegiate Reservation Program, contact the UPAY Travel Management Office at 888-872-9953 or 217-333-6583 or email:

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

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