Business Travel Account

Manage travelers’ air, rail, hotel and car rental expenses with a centralized billing account

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Simplify T&E Payments with one centrally billed account

The Business Travel Account (BTA) is a plastic-less central billing account designed to be used as a payment vehicle for air and rail charges. The BTA can also be used for hotel and car rental bookings‡ and can be particularly useful for large groups, infrequent employee travelers, and non-employee travelers, such as consultants and job applicants.

How It Works

  1. Book Travel as Usual

    Simply use the BTA as your method of payment for the travelers you choose.

  2. Get a Centralized Bill

    Since it is a single, centralized account, your company will see all transactions in one monthly statement and can conveniently pay and monitor air, rail, hotel and car rental charges.

  3. Reconcile Transactions

    Your company can integrate American Express’ Corporate Account Reconciliation‡ tool into your existing systems to meet your company’s reconciliation needs.

Features & Benefits

Improve Efficiency and Visibility

Improve Efficiency and Visibility

When your company uses the BTA, your employees’ air, rail, hotel and car rental expenses are consolidated into a centralized account with additional data, which can help improve oversight of company travel expenses.

Streamline Reconciliation

Streamline Reconciliation

Corporate Account Reconciliation (CAR) for the BTA is an online solution that can help your company improve the reconciliation process.

Save Time with Online Management Tools

Save Time with Online Management Tools

You can access your online billing statement and electronic billing support file, which includes additional statement transaction details, via American Express @Work® Reporting.

Enrollment is required for access to @ Work and the online billing statement option.

Benefits for Travelers

Travel With More Confidence

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance Read More
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    Business Travel Accident Insurance (“BTAI”) provides accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage when you charge your scheduled flight, cruise, train, or bus ticket to your Corporate Card.

    Eligible Card Members receive up to $350,000 24-hour, door-to-door coverage for business trips for up to 30 days and up to $100,000 coverage for personal trips while boarding, traveling on and exiting a scheduled flight, cruise, train, or bus. This coverage is provided at no additional fee.

  • Baggage Insurance Plan Read More
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    Baggage Insurance Plan♦ coverage can be in effect for Eligible Persons for eligible lost, damaged, or stolen baggage during their travel on a Common Carrier (e.g. plane, train, ship, or bus) when the entire fare for a ticket for the trip (one-way or round-trip) is charged to an eligible Account. Coverage can be provided for up to $1,250 for carry-on baggage and up to $500 for checked baggage, in excess of coverage provided by the Common Carrier (e.g. plane, train, ship, or bus). For New York State residents, there is a $10,000 aggregate maximum limit for all Covered Persons per Covered Trip. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.

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    Answers and advice when traveling
    Lose your wallet? Need a referral for a doctor? Global Assist Hotline is there to help with coordination and assistance services when you are traveling 100 or more miles from home. We can also help you with visa and customs information, destination guides, and more. Card Members are responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers.

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