Preferred Travel Providers

Ohio University has selected ALTOUR as the University’s preferred full-service travel partner as part of a competitively bid Inter-University Council agreement. ALTOUR has extensive experience in higher education, positive references, and in addition to handling domestic and international travel arrangements provides other value added services like: group travel, charter arrangements, convention and conference service, visa and passport assistance and enhanced phone support and emergency travel services outside of normal business hours. As of May 1, 2014, University employees should book their travel through Concur, or through an ALTOUR agent. ALTOUR services are available to Ohio University employees 24/7/365.

Ohio University Charter Bus Service
The University has recently completed a Request For Proposal for a preferred set of charter bus service providers. OHIO will maintain master agreements and required insurance documentation with these suppliers in order to streamline your charter bus needs.

Ohio University Motor Pool
OHIO Transportation Services offers a wide range of vehicles in their fleet to meet your every transportation need. If you would like further information on the Motor Pool services, or would like to meet their friendly, professional staff, call 740-593-1611 or stop by the office at 100 Factory Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.

theParkingSpot Airport Parking (Port Columbus International Airport)
theParkingSpot offers parking services to Ohio University employee’s for near airport parking with 32 locations, including discounts at the Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania. Ohio University employees must show their Employee Identification Card at time of payment (which occurs on site) to receive the discount.

Effective January 1, 2016, The Parking Spot will be implementing a 25-cent price increase to the self-parking retail rates in Columbus, Ohio. The rate for valet parking will not change.

The Parking Spot


Ohio University Discounted Daily Rates*

Retail Rate



$4.88 (25% off)



Valet parking

$7.46 (25% off)



  • Please note rates do not include a 10% airport use recovery fee.

Emerald Club Membership
In order to receive the additional benefits associated with the National rental car contract, we encourage you to first enroll in the Emerald Club. To take a virtual tour of the Emerald Club Experience which includes counter by pass, choose your own vehicle, and drop and go service.

Enterprise and National Rent-A-Car
In partnership with the Inter-University Council of Ohio, Ohio University’s contract offers both business and personal travelers with deep discounted pricing. Passenger vehicles rented under this agreement for Ohio University business purposes also receive additional insurance as part of the Enterprise and National offering. Both Enterprise and National may also be used to book vehicles for personal use at the same discounted pricing structure; however, the additional insurance for business travel is not included. Please use the above link to book your vehicle rentals to ensure that the OHIO discount rates apply.