To the Road Warriors Go the Spoils: Expedia Introduces Small Business Rewards Program
In Partnership with Ink from Chase Small Business Credit Card Portfolio, Expedia Creates Online Travel Business Rewards Program
BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com®, the world's leading online travel site, today introduced a milestone in travel for small business: a comprehensive program that rewards small-business travelers. Expedia® Business Rewards is a unique program exclusively for Ink from Chase small business credit card customers that provides travel management tools and rewards. Membership is free and registration is simple.
Details can be found at www.expedia.com/ExpediaBusinessRewards/CompanyChaseProgram and Ink cardholders can access the program at www.inkfromchase.com/inkinsider.
"Keeping small businesses traveling is critical to the vitality of U.S. economy. Face-to-face meetings can mean the difference between closing a deal and keeping people employed," said Dara Khosrowshahi, President/CEO, Expedia, Inc., referring to the Oxford Economics' Return on Investment of U.S. Business Travel study for every dollar invested in business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental revenue and $3.80 in new profits. "We recognize that small businesses employ more than 50% of U.S. workers, our goal is to help them travel as efficiently as possible. Partnering with Ink from Chase to launch Expedia Business Rewards is all about giving small businesses the tools they need to grow their businesses and control their costs."
With Expedia Business Rewards, Ink from Chase cardholders earn rewards that they can apply to future company travel, specifically $100 for every ten hotel nights for Ink for Chase customers. In addition, employees can still participate in Expedia® Rewards, Expedia's market-leading consumer rewards program. Expedia Business Rewards works seamlessly with existing Expedia accounts, providing the best of Expedia's global travel options with no limitations or restrictions.
In addition to travel discounts and unique benefits, Expedia Business Rewards enables small businesses to monitor travel featuring tools that give businesses deeper insight into their company's travel patterns. Small business owners get a dashboard view of all travel plans and associated expenses.
"We are continually looking to bring tangible benefits and valuable cost saving programs to our Ink from Chase cardholders," said Beverly Kennedy, general manager, Ink from Chase. "For small business owners, coordinating travel for employees can take up a major amount of time—time that could be better spent managing business operations. With Expedia Business Rewards, Ink from Chase cardholders can not only manage travel efficiently, but earn rewards in the process."
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, resorts, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.
Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. © 2012 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50
About Ink from Chase
The Ink from Chase portfolio offers robust, flexible payment solutions and resources that meet the unique needs of small business owners. Solutions and resources allow for the creation of customizable reports and the ability to receive itemized monthly statements and quarterly management reports, as well as free access to Jot SM. Jot is a free mobile application and online solution which saves small business owners time by enabling them to easily track, categorize and organize business expenses in real-time from their iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices or online. Ink customers can download Jot for iPhone at http://www.apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone/ and for Android at https://market.android.com/. Ink also offers ZipSM, an online invoicing and cash management solution powered by PaySimple and designed for small businesses owners who want to simplify their invoicing and accelerate their receivables. To learn more and apply for the card, visit the Ink from Chase Web site.
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