[UNYCC] Tailored Travel Excellence for Higher Education – Collegiate Travel Planners (CTP)

Ever wondered how you could bring employees, study-abroad, and sports team travel together to save money and time? 

Interested in having an on-call emergency after-hours phone service for travelers?   

Want to maximize your institution’s loyalty rewards programs?   

Join with regional UNYCC colleagues to learn about Collegiate Travel Planners (“CTP”),  a global travel management company, specializing in higher education travel.  Their unique blend of customer service, innovative technology, and tailored program development drives exceptional return on investment at every step of your journey through greater savings, improved efficiencies, and maximum safety.


December 5, 2023

1:00-2:00 pm


*This event will be recorded, but only available to registrants.

Collegiate Travel Planners counts over 150 universities and institutions among their clients, from state schools and private universities to hospital science centers and liberal arts colleges. Every day, they help thousands of university travelers, staff, students, and athletes get to where they need to go.  CTP is the #1 higher education travel service provider in the United States with 30+ years’ experience as a one-stop-shop travel management company offering online booking tool fulfillment and travel agent support for faculty/staff, athletics, recruitment, alumni, student travel, study abroad, and meetings/events.

CTP has a thorough knowledge of the unique needs/wants and diverse cultures of universities, and tailors each program with the following (but not limited to):

  • Designated travel agent support – faculty/staff travel and group travel
  • Customized online booking tools
  • 24/7 in-house, emergency after-hours phone service
  • Account management
  • Proprietary upfront discounts on air, car, and hotel suppliers
  • Policy compliance & approval processes
  • Unused ticket management
  • Institution loyalty rewards programs
  • Mobile applications
  • Traveler tracking map
  • Risk alerts
  • Customized reporting & dashboards

Our Presenters:

Melissa Guenther is the Vice President of Sales – Higher Education and has been with CTP for 25 years. Over her career, Melissa has served in a variety of roles; everything from front-line agent to account management. Regardless of her position, her drive for customer success and satisfaction are always front and center. Melissa takes pride in her enthusiasm, excitement and above all passion for ensuring CTP customers are provided exceptional service.

Outside of the office, Melissa is a proud mama to two beautiful kids. She likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors playing golf and enjoying her friends and family.


Morgan Hoyt is the Vice President of Business Development at Collegiate Travel Planners, a business unit of CTM specializing within the Higher Education travel management industry. Morgan’s main role within CTP is a “professional listener” – working with both new prospects and existing clients to understand their current travel environment; mine for areas of improvement opportunity; and consult on best practices, tactical enhancements, and strategic initiatives. Her main objective is to seek first to understand, then to respond. Morgan’s tenure at CTP spans over a decade and joined the CTP family post-graduation from Regent University summa cum laude