AMEX Business Travel Boosts Security Features

17th Aug 2005

American Express Business Travel has announced enhancements to two of its marquee traveler security and benefit programs: the company’s TrackPoint global security solution and its acclaimed Preferred Extras Hotel Program.  Effective immediately, TrackPoint will be made available to the company’s U.S.-based clients.  Furthermore, the Preferred Extras’ special savings rates and amenity offers, first introduced in 2004, will now apply to nearly 10,000 hotel properties located in 3,400 cities and 140 countries worldwide.  Preferred Extras is currently available globally.

“American Express is committed to helping business travel program managers gain greater control over and savings from their employees’ travel itineraries,” said Andy McGraw, senior vice president and general manager, American Express Business Travel.  “With TrackPoint and Preferred Extras, American Express Business Travel continues to ensure that its clients not only receive the most rigorous traveler security solutions but also the best negotiated travel deals.”
By helping companies to quickly identify and locate their travelers in the event of an emergency and by delivering additional corporate savings, these two solutions also align with travel manager efforts to motivate and improve compliance with established travel policies and designated travel plans.

“American Express understands how critical it is to command broad adherence to a company’s travel policy and we are constantly working with client to help them develop the most enticing and effective programs available to drive greater compliance,” added McGraw.  “TrackPoint and Preferred Extras, specifically, provide business travelers every reason they’d need to book within corporate policy: be located more quickly should the unexpected calamity strike; receive value-added hotel perks; shave T&E line-item costs.”



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