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Welcome to University of Maryland Travel Management Program by Travel-On. The employees of Travel-On are ready to assist you in all areas of travel. This site is updated regularly. Suggestions and feedback as to the type of information you would like access to via this site are welcome. Direct travel-related questions and comments to email@example.com.
Phone: (301) 403-4278 or (800) 333-2115
Fax: (240) 387-4301
Toll Free: (877) 894-4301
Hours: 8:30am-6:00pm (M-F)
Phone: (240) 387-4033 or (877) 657-4772
Fax: (240) 387-4301 or (877) 894-4301
Meetings, Events and Group Travel
Phone: (240) 387-4687
Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm (M-F)
After Hours Emergency Service
Toll Free: 1-877-858-3254
Code: 16XL (UMD)
Car Rental Corporate Program
The University of Maryland has corporate programs with Avis, Budget, and Enterprise car rental companies. See program details
Amtrak Discount Program
The University of Maryland offers a discount program with Amtrak that provides university rates for Acela Express business class and metroliner coach travel between designated travel segments. See program details.
The official and personal travel needs of the University faculty, staff and students are handled by Travel-On’s University Travel Service Team.
Dave Cahan – VP, Business Development, and University Program Manager – A 30+-year industry veteran, Dave began his career with entry-level positions in the family-run travel management company, Cahan Travel. After nineteen years at the helm, he merged Cahan Travel with Travel-On in April 2007. While Dave’s experience transcends all aspects of the agency business, including operations, HR, and technology, much of his focus is now on sales and service. He has served as the University of Maryland’s Program Manager since October 2010. Dave has a BS in Biology from George Mason University and is an officer serving in the Virginia State Guard.
Toribia Rojas – University Team Supervisor – Toribia has worked in the travel industry since 1988, as both a corporate and leisure agent. She joined the Travel-On family in 1992 as an onsite agent at George Washington University before switching to the University of Maryland in 1994. Over the years, as Toribia has risen from agent to team supervisor, she has handled all aspects of UM’s student and official travel including individual, study groups, meetings, and sports teams. Today, she enjoys strong relationships with many of the key university personnel.
Bronwyn Zurla – University Desk Agent – After attending travel school in 1975 Bronwyn began her career as an intern at a small, local travel agency. After several breaks to try other things, she settled permanently into the travel field in 1992. Joining Travel-On in 2002, Bronwyn first worked on the International Desk before joining the University Desk in 2003. Building on her time and experience supporting the University with other agencies, Bronwyn has been an integral part of your travel program for 21 years, building strong relationships with the various people, departments, and campuses in the University of Maryland system.
Nancy Owens – University Desk Agent/Athletic Team Specialist – First attracted to the industry by a love of traveling, Nancy attended travel school and began her carrier in 1985. After 15 years with two large travel management companies Nancy joined Travel-On in 2000 working on both a corporate team and the University Desk. Over time, she became our Athletic Team Specialist and today devotes close to 100% of her time to support University of Maryland Athletics. Known for being quick and efficient on the job, Nancy has worked hard to develop close working relationships with the various personnel in the UM Athletics community and with the vendors the support team travel.
Jennie Hendrickson – International Desk Supervisor – Jennie began her career in leisure travel in 1988 before moving to international travel the following year and specializing in international faring. Following a steady rise to branch manager and training at Lufthansa’s industry-renowned International Rate Desk, Jennie joined the Travel-On family in 1996 as the International Supervisor. Today she oversees a team of six international specialists averaging more than 16 years experience. Jennie’s team receives high marks not only from clients, but also from within Travel-On where other teams frequently depend on her help. In 2011, Jennie’s team booked approximately $42M in international tickets, with 75% executed under government travel regulations and 65% of the travel to developing nations.
Claudia Blaha – International Specialist – Curiosity first drew Claudia to the travel industry in 1970. From a beginning as an agent-trainee with AAA, she progressed through various agency positions in Nebraska and Australia before coming to Travel-On in 2001. Today, Claudia is an integral part of our International Desk, with a specialty in international group travel. Her flair for languages and determined manner have served her and our clients well when faced with overseas emergencies. In addition to serving the international needs of a variety of corporate, government, association, and educational institution clients, Claudia has worked with the University of Maryland, particularly University of Maryland at Baltimore, since 2001.
Jamie Witt – International Specialist – An aspiring accountant, Jamie’s first foray into travel was in the bookkeeping department of a tour company in Ohio. Finding herself drawn to the travel side of the business she taught herself the Sabre computer reservation system. Her career as an agent led her to the D.C. area where she served clients such as Pfizer, University of Toledo, Bowling Green State, Sylvan Learning Centers, Manugistics, and General Mills. In 2004 Jamie joined Travel-On as an international specialist and has supported the University of Maryland ever since. Known for her compassion and “stick-to-it-iveness”, Jamie once managed to talk an airline into providing a free ticket for a student who was robbed overseas, raised $500 to wire to her, and had her met at the airport with a dozen fresh-baked cookies.
Steve Connor – International Specialist – Steve began his career as an agent in the family-owned Connor Travel in downtown Baltimore in the late 1970s. After a career with several agencies that included an emphasis on incentive travel, as well as corporate positions supporting JHPIEGO, State of Maryland, McCormick, and Shell, Steve joined the International Desk at Travel-On in 2010. In total, Steve has worked with the University of Maryland for about 6 years. A quick response time and the ability to get a visa on a Sunday are among Steve’s claims to fame.
Carina Griisser – International Specialist – Introduced to the travel industry by a friend, Carina began her career in 1996 as an agent with Carlson Wagonlit Travel working with MCI. In 2012 Carina celebrated her 10th anniversary with Travel-On where she is an international specialist renowned for her attention to detail and much appreciated by clients from the University of Maryland, Orbital Sciences, USEA, and NARUC. An outside-the-box thinker, Carina uses creative routings to assist stranded travelers and regularly receives accolades for her efforts.
Nanie Camara – International Specialist – Drawn to travel by a love of people and cultures, Nanie began her travel career in Guinea in 1992 working for both a travel agency and an airline. In 1999 she continued her career in the United States. Over the years Nanie has had experience not only with travel planning, but also with contract negotiation and the accounting side of the business. Since joining the Travel-On team in 2006 Nanie has worked closely with the University of Maryland, particularly the College Park, Baltimore, and Baltimore County campuses, as a well-respected international expert. Fluent in several languages, Nanie is known for her upbeat attitude and her warmth and empathy for her clients. Her clients have included several other universities and educational institutions, as well as corporate, NGO, association, and student travel.
Vacation Club Program for UM Faculty, Staff, Family and Friends
Register for the UM Vacation Club to receive vacation, cruise, golf newsletters, special discount programs for UM Faculty, Staff, Family and Friends with special pricing on select tours and cruises.
Call one of our offices to find out more about UM Vacation Club.