Collegiate Travel Planners (CTP) is the #1 higher education travel service provider in the United States. We provide end-to-end travel management services to 130+ universities and colleges nationwide.
We provide a unique blend of customer service, innovative technology, and tailored program development which drives exceptional value at every step of your journey through greater savings, improved efficiencies, and maximum safety.
Collegiate Travel Planners (CTP) is part of the CTM Group of global travel businesses. When you work with us, you’ll receive the high-touch service you’d expect from our university-focused service team, backed by the resources and scale of CTM Group, a global travel leader.Find out more
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Higher education specialists
We know that a higher education travel program doesn’t work like a typical corporate program – it is vastly different in structure, culture, and values. Our CTP team are higher education travel experts – we specialize in understanding the unique needs and diverse culture of universities and use that deep knowledge to create a travel program that fits your institution’s requirements.
The difference between your experience with a corporate travel agency and a higher education specialist agency like us? We’ve laid it out for you.See the difference
Service that fits your needs (never outsourced)
There is no “one-size-fits-all” in travel services, and definitely not in higher education travel. Our flexible and customized approach to travel management brings the very highest level of service to each of our collegiate clients in a way that drives both efficiencies and best practices. You’re never a number to us.
And we know that you might need us at any time, and you want someone who knows your university and your program – that’s why we never outsource our after-hours support teams. We’re available 24/7 and you can trust our team to be there when it matters.Find out more
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Universities trust us with their travel
Collegiate Travel Planners counts over 130 universities and institutions among our clients, from state schools and private universities to hospital science centers and liberal arts colleges.
Every day, we help thousands of university travelers, staff, students, and athletes get to where they need to go.
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E&I contracted supplier
In 2019, Collegiate Travel Planners was named an E&I Cooperative Services contracted supplier. E&I Cooperative Services is the only sourcing cooperative exclusively focused on serving the education community, with over 5,500 member institutions.
The benefit? Our agreement with E&I means our higher education clients who are E&I members can bypass the entire federally required contracting process – including research, RFP development, and contract management.
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) has validated the E&I RFP process, so we’ve got your compliance requirements covered. By eliminating the time spent on these labor-intensive tasks, your staff resources can be reallocated to focus on more strategic projects that help advance your institution’s mission – including things like process improvement, supply chain optimization, etc.
Plus, E&I membership and contracting has its rewards! Many E&I members receive patronage rewards from E&I Cooperative Services based on contract usage. This means E&I contracts can actually help you generate revenue on campus.
CTP was honored with the “Best in Member Responsiveness” award from E&I in 2023.
I had five students this past Wednesday that needed to compete in DC on Thursday afternoon, and they were scheduled to fly out on Wednesday morning. All flights east were canceled that morning, and I immediately picked up the phone and called CTP. I had four students in Chicago and one in Indianapolis, but CTP worked on it and walked me through it, and got all my students on flights the next morning so they could get to DC in time to make it to the hotel to change, make the networking luncheon, and compete. I've even had one of those teams already advance to the Sweet Sixteen round of the competition – and that would not have been possible without CTP!
- University Client -
I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience I had recently with a CTP travel agent. The agent's level of professionalism and compassion are top-notch. I recently called the travel line for the first time, and she made me feel like I was an old friend. She offered me alternatives and found something that fit my schedule immediately. She was very kind and compassionate in her delivery and made the whole experience easy and stress-free. This has been my best travel experience EVER - in over 30 years of traveling. The agent went out of her way to accommodate my travel needs.
- Health Science Center Client -
I'd like to personally thank Patrick, Jeff, and all the dedicated CTP agents and staff who brought our study abroad students home, even when CTP didn't make their original travel plans. Once we've returned to our offices, I'll be inviting the CTP team back to campus to review the exceptional customer service CTP provided during this pandemic.
- Travel Manager, University Client -
Your agents were amazingly helpful, gave me great options, and got me ticketed right away!
- Study Abroad Student -
Take your first step toward better travel – right for you, right for your university’s travelers.
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