Central Travel Accounts

The Central Travel Account (CTA) allows departments to charge airline, rail/bus tickets and specified lodging as outlined below to a centrally billed "cardless" account. This is NOT individual liability requiring reimbursement, budgets are charged directly.

Note: Personal travel can never be allowed on CTA.

As a state agency, the University of Washington was required to use state contracts for travel expenses such as airfare and travel agencies. Effective June 7, 2012, the use of state contracts or UW travel accounts are no longer required but are available for use. The new policy allows higher education to book travel arrangements using the “most” economical means possible. 

Use of a department's Central Travel Account (CTA) account is preferred when booking airfare for efficiency and easy reconciliation. 

 

 

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