Airbnb Banned for Official State Business Travel

Published: January 22nd, 2019

Category: Memos

Michael V. McKee, Vice President and CFO

On January 15, 2019, Florida’s Governor issued in the following letter: to discontinue reimbursement to employees and contractors on official state business for Airbnb services. As a result, UF is making the following changesto its current directives and procedures.

Effective with the date of this administrative memo, Airbnb services should no longer be used by anyone on official University of Floridatravel. Reimbursements will be allowed for travel that contains Airbnb services where the travel began prior to the date of this memo. This requirement is applicable to Pcard purchases as well. Please cancel all official university business travel reservations that utilize Airbnb services and make other arrangements. Further, please review all current contracts between vendors and UF to determine which contracts allow for reimbursement of expense and, where allowed by the terms of the contract, immediately notify those contractors of this change in policy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Travel Officeat 352-392-1241.

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