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General Services Administration

Eliminate Mandatory Use of Government Rates When Traveling

Traveling on the government's dime should not cost more than it does to make travel arrangements on your own. There are instances where the government rate at a hotel is more than a rate offered through other discount programs (like AAA or frequent user programs). There are also instances where booking travel through an airline directly is less expensive than using a contract carrier. Government employees (both Congressional members and Executive employees) have the fiscal responsibility to save a much money on travel as possible and book through the least expensive method available. This would save the government quite a bit of money and would also improve the public image of federal workers.



Idea No. 6648