American Express Business Travel Account

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Features & Benefits

Drive Savings With Consolidated Billing

BTA saves business travellers from having to pay out-of-pocket, simplifies your company’s reimbursement processes, and helps you:

  • Gain visibility over travel spend including air, hotel, car rental and rail costs
  • Manage T&E expenses such as dining and events during business trips
  • Negotiate better travel contracts based on accurate, concise information
  • Drive efficiencies with single processing through a consolidated statement

Maximize Expense Control

Effectively monitor and manage travellers’ expenses by consolidating your travel expenditures into one account, one bill and one payment. This allows your company to:

  • Monitor and manage travellers’ expenses without issuing Cards
  • Benefit from centralized approval and payment
  • Ensure preferred supplier and travel policy compliance
  • Gain detailed transaction data for easy expense analysis and control

Convenience and Coverage for Travellers

Protect your company's business travellers with complimentary insurance and American Express Global Assist® during trips booked through BTA. Plus, there’s no card to carry or keep track of with this virtual account.

Streamline Reconciliation

BTA enables easy allocation of travel charges within your financial systems when using one or a combination of our online travel reconciliation tools:

  • Online Statements in PDF and Excel format
  • Data files designed to feed statement data directly into your financial or expense management system
  • Corporate Account Reconciliation for BTA

Simplify With Corporate Account Reconciliation for BTA

Corporate Account Reconciliation (CAR) for BTA is an online solution that streamlines the travel reconciliation process by allowing you to:

  • View and reconcile transactions on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  • Upload transactions to your company’s financial systems
  • Edit multiple transactions in a single step
  • Enhance individual BTA transactions with your organization’s human resources data
  • Allocate transactions to the appropriate cost centre through account code validation
  • Obtain clear insight through CAR reporting capabilities based on client-defined data
  • Reduce the reconciliation cycle by days or weeks
  • Reduce IT programming time and costs by configuring CAR for BTA to the requirements of your financial systems
  • Save time by not having to request and receive missing data from your travel agency

American Express
Business Travel Account
Benefit Terms

CAR for BTA: Rate of reconciliation is not guaranteed and is dependent on the travel data provided, and the extent of data issued for individual transactions processed. Level of data received by American Express for individual transactions will vary as a result of ARC/BSP processing. Business Travel Account clients may be required to enter into an agreement with their respective travel agency to permit the regular transmission of travel data to American Express for the purpose of reconciliation in CAR for BTA.