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."
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