Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Save Millions on Official Travel

We need to stop contracting with GOVTrip. I know that the vast majority of civil servants are honest, hard-working Americans who love their country. Trust us to make good decisions on travel, and audit us to make sure that we are not doing anything innappropriate. When I compare flights using GOVtrip the prices are literally 5-10 times market price for the same exact seat, on the same exact plane. I have been told that this is because we buy fully refundable tickets. I must tell you that it would save the government, and thereby the American people millions of dollars a year to just purchase regular tickets. Especially if I can buy 5 tickets and just never get on the plane for cheaper than one refundable ticket that we actually get on the plane for.

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