What If You Want to Use Your American Express Card for Bookings and Want to Enjoy Reward Points?by Andrea Tsakanikas President
One of the nagging worries that companies have when faced with the decision of hiring an external travel manager like CrewFacilities.com is the fear that those companies will no longer be able to use their American Express card for all their bookings. You may also be concerned that you will no longer be able to enjoy the reward points offered by the different brand hotels that your employees stay at when they travel.
CrewFacilities.com is aware that different companies have unique needs in terms of payment methods. The team therefore ensures that those interests are met when it starts managing the travel needs of client companies. CrewFacilities asks you to provide your American Express Corporate card so that it is kept on file.
However, unlike what was happening previously, that American Express Corporate card will not be charged for hotel incidental holds. Instead, you will receive a detailed itemized statement from CrewFacilities outlining all the charges that you are expected to meet when your team travels. The card will then be charged for those employee-related expenses which are authorized in your employee travel policy.
Enjoying the rewards points offered by preferred service providers also gets easier when you hire CrewFacilities to oversee employee travel. The CrewFacilities travel management program allows clients to avail the account information of all rewards programs that they participate in. CrewFacilities then continues to collect those reward points each time your team is booked into a participating hotel. The task of tracking and claiming the reward points therefore shifts from you to CrewFacilities.
As you can see, hiring a travel manager doesn’t mean that you have to give up on the systems and benefits that you have enjoyed in the past. In fact, bringing the travel manager on board makes it easier for you to enjoy those benefits and many others that relate to having a seasoned professional overseeing employee travel. Address any other concerns you may have to the travel manager and they will be addressed before you put pen to paper.
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