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Welcome to Blue Ribbon Business Travel International. We are here to assist you with any of your business travel needs.


Contact Blue Ribbon Travel

Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm CT

Phone: 800-626-5309 / 952-835-2724

Fax: 952-835-9821

Email: [email protected]

After-Hours/Emergency Service Phone: 800-206-1485 (evenings/weekends/holidays)

Kristin Kelly, Kari Mangan and Katie Trauger are your assigned corporate and online support agents. However, our corporate agent team is cross-trained on Oppidan policies and can assist.


Agent-Assisted Services

When traveling internationally, on a complex domestic trip, or at last minute with expensive airfare, it is recommended to contact the agent team to make your reservations. Blue Ribbon’s agent team utilizes resources that are not published or available through online booking systems that often equate to significant dollar savings.



As you book travel via Deem, your search results are guided by Oppidan designated policies and your trip selections will sync to Blue Ribbon’s reservation system.   IMPORTANT:  If you experience troubles finding options or notice pricing discrepancies, please contact Blue Ribbon at the time of discovery.  Blue Ribbon’s online support team will troubleshoot and ultimately secure the lowest available price on your behalf.



Oppidan employees can book air travel, reserve rental cars and make hotel and rail reservations – all from your desktop browser or smartphone.  Deem integrates with Blue Ribbon Travel’s reservation and profile system creating a seamless business travel booking platform.


How do I access Deem?

All Oppidan travelers will be pre-registered for Deem. Once your user account has been created, you will receive a system generated activation email with a one-time link to set your password.

  1. When you receive your email from Deem, simply click the link to access the activation page.
  2. During activation, you will be prompted to create your own unique password for future site visits, accept privacy policies, and review/add basic travel preferences.
  3. Once activation is complete, Deem is now ready to serve! You can immediately start booking travel or take a moment to review and complete your travel profile.

Deem Tips and Tricks Guide

Deem Quick Start Guide

Deem User Guide


For future visits to Deem (after the initial account activation process):

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to  oppidan-brt.deem.com
  2. Your Username is your business email address (as identified in your travel profile)
  3. Your Password is the password you assigned for yourself during registration (Click the Forgot Password link if needed)
  4. Click “Sign In”


If you are a new traveler or Travel Coordinator who needs to build a new user account for an employee who does not have a profile with Blue Ribbon Travel, you will need to submit an account activation request:

  1. Send an email with the employee’s full name, phone number, and corporate email address to [email protected].
  2. Blue Ribbon Travel will pre-register the deem@work account (processed only during business hours).
  3. We will send a reply to your email to advise when the account has been created.
  4. The traveler will receive an activation email.  Refer to “How Do I Access Deem” (section above) for steps.



Car Membership

Hertz Enrollment

National Enrollment



Your Vacation Specialists

Lisa Harter and Denise Olzenak are the Vacation Specialists who can help with any of your personal travel needs.

[email protected]


About Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon Business Travel’s goal is to help you and Oppidan reduce the cost and stress of travel.

Services we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Integration with Deem online travel system
  • Dedicated agent team, for online travel support or agent assistance
  • 24/7 contact in case of travel emergency or change of plans during trip
  • Travel discounts and programs
    • Upfront and behind the scenes contracts negotiated for Oppidan and employees
    • Ongoing hotel discount negotiations based on location frequency
  • Unused airline ticket credit management
  • Business travel policy management
  • Travel risk and security management


Reservations need to be booked through Blue Ribbon, either through the Deem system, or directly through an agent so Oppidan can take full advantage of the business programs in place with various airlines, hotels and car rental companies as well as receive proper credit and maintain accurate reporting for contract negotiations.

We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship.