Train, Plane & Bus
When making travel arrangements involving air travel, employees should contact Child Travel (also known as Direct Travel) to begin pricing their trip. A NYS travel card is required in order to book airfare with Child Travel. NYS does not reimburse employees for airfare purchased with personal funds. Employees can also search for cheaper air fare rates via the Internet or through other travel agencies. Please note that these costs will require up-front payment by employee with reimbursement through the expense report process or purchased with a state issued corporate travel card. Employees must provide a quote from the travel agency substantiating that the alternative fare was less than what would have been provided by the state contract travel agent(s).
The State currently has a "travel agent services" contract to provide business travel services for State employees. This contract provides the following travel agent contractor who will arrange all phases of your travel needs (air, train, hotel and car rental).
|Mode of Travel||Agent Assisted (over the phone)||Concur (web reservation)*|
* Open-ended train tickets for travel can NOT be purchased on Concur. They must be ordered over the phone and you must specify you want an OPEN ticket.
Child Travel New York Inc. (A Direct Travel Company)
d/b/a Child Travel Albany
30 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Regular Business Hours are 8am - 5pm ET
(800) 774-0655 (after hours press 1 Domestic Corporate, option 3 for International Corporate)