Travel Services unveils Travel onLion, new online booking program

May 12, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Starting June 1, Penn State employees will be able to organize their trips with an enhanced online booking tool available through Penn State Travel Services.

Travel onLion will replace TravelPort, the present booking agent, and offer customers new features that will improve ease of booking, create new options for travelers and make organizing trips easier than ever.

"It has the look and feel like Orbitz and other sites people are used to," Marguerite Gustkey, Travel Services manager, said. "It's different from what we have now and is so much more savvy."

Demonstration training sessions will be available for Penn State offices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 19 in the Kern Graduate Building. Employees can reserve a spot in one of the two sessions at

A contest drawing featuring prizes, including a grand prize of two international tickets on United Airlines, and other incentives will be featured for first-time users during the program's preliminary release.

The new tool uses modern search capabilities to deliver a broad selection of travel at the lowest cost. Customers will be able to choose from a huge inventory of travel sources, including airlines, hotels, rental cars and rail. Improved browser compatibilities and multi-passenger booking are some of the new features that will be available through Travel onLion.

New features include:
-    Faster booking with fewer screens
-    Comprehensive hotel searching capabilities
-    Organizing trips for more than one passenger
-    Wide selection of air, hotel, rental car and rail inventory
-    Saving frequently traveled trips
-    New browser compatibilities
-    Trip planning resources like maps and driving directions

To learn more about Travel onLion, visit the Travel Services Web site at

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Last Updated May 14, 2009