As part of the University's managed travel program, we've developed partnerships with several key providers -- airlines, airport parking companies, hotels, and rental vehicle agencies. In addition to the ongoing benefits that are part of their CU contracts, our partners periodically offer information updates and special promotions, noted below.

Southwest Airlines

New! Southwest Airlines Holiday Contest

Answer the following question for a chance to win a free roundtrip ticket on Southwest Airlines: Southwest Airlines recently announced three brand-new Colorado destinations – what are those three cities?

To enter:

  • Email your answer, using the subject line University of Colorado - Holiday Giveaway, to
  • Submit your email by December 15, 2020.
  • Submissions must come from your University of Colorado email domain.

Three (3) winners will be selected and notified by December 22, 2020.

Learn about the Southwest Promise to help keep you safe 

Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, highlights the partnership between CU and Southwest Airlines in this special video:

United Airlines

New! Limited-Time Discount on Personal Travel

  • CU employees can now book discounted personal travel – up to 10% off domestic trips, with varying discounts on international trips. United’s Break from Business offer is available now and will be active through March 2021.
  • If you’re traveling with friends and family, you can extend the same discount for the same trip to up to eight friends and family members. (This means up to nine travelers can receive the discount for the same trip, as long as the employee is also on the reservation.)
  • To access the discount, you’ll first need to be sure your MileagePlus account is added to your Concur Profile
  • Follow the instructions for how to view the discounts on the United website. Your personal trips are booked through united.comnot through Concur. 

Traveling to Shanghai? 

  • Effective July 8, 2020, United is offering limited passenger service from San Francisco to Shanghai! Outbound flights are scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays. This has been a frequent itinerary for CU travelers in the past.

Airport Parking

  • The Parking Spot Promotion: Get two free parking days when you join the Spot Club Exec program​
  • WallyPark Promotion: Save 20% on stays at DEN with promo code BOOKWALLY. Starting on or before 12/31/20

We partner with several providers of parking near the Denver International Airport

Preferred Hotel Program (Local)

CU's rates for local preferred hotels are lower than the rates typically available at these properties and may include additional values and extra amenities.

Rental Vehicle Agencies

New! We now have commercial vehicle rental contracts that include insurance!

Car rental agreements and discounts can be used by employees, students, and non-employees renting a vehicle for official university business.