Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:00

Just You h...

Spontaneous people are happier according to Snaptrip survey

Spontaneous people are happier according…

Friday, 21 October 2016 11:00

Spontaneous people are often believed to lead more exciting or glamorous lifestyles and a new study has confirmed that they are happier in all aspects of their lives.

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver tickets for half term

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver …

Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Visitors to Brighton this October half term can save up to 20% on its top three paid-for attractions with combination tickets now available for British Airways i360, SEA LIFE Brighton...

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:00

There still’s time for agents to book a Croisieurope river cruise for their customers with a free cabin upgrade on a range of river cruises throughout Europe, when booked with...

Last minute autumn breaks available at Haven

Last minute autumn breaks available at H…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:00

Agents can still give their customers a last minute family break this autumn from £99 when booking a Haven holiday between now and November 5.

Skiers urged to head east for best piste costs reveals new report

Skiers urged to head east for best piste…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:00

Cash-conscious skiers can avoid the slippery slope of higher prices for their annual downhill trip by heading to ski resorts in Eastern Europe.

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS competition

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS co…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:00

Ferry operator, DFDS, is putting out a call to professional and amateur artists to create a poster that will be used in their 150th anniversary celebrations this year.

Savings on worldwide adventures with Explore

Savings on worldwide adventures with Exp…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:00

Explore has launched a new collection of worldwide adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by November 7.

New route to Seattle makes it one to watch for 2017

New route to Seattle makes it one to wat…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12

Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel...

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with increased connections across Canada

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:04

Air Transat has expanded its programme of flights from the UK to Canada with increased capacity and connections for travel in 2017.

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplement fares

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplemen…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:02

Oceania Cruises has launched a reduced single supplement promotion for solo travellers, with guests offered single supplements fares from 25% on seven itineraries, booked before December 31.

Mall of America welcomes arrival of MythBusters

Mall of America welcomes arrival of Myth…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:00

Running throughout autumn until January 15, 2017, visitors can ignite their curiosity and discover whether they can really huff and puff to blow a house down; if running in the...

Emirates to launch new daily service to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates to launch new daily service to …

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:00

Emirates has announced that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and...

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-Roads Touring

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-R…

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:42

Small group tour specialist Back-Roads Touring has launched its summer 2017 brochure to reveal a unique line up of new itineraries in Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, France, Iberia and Russia.

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in 2017

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in …

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:16

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced five star-studded cruises for 2017 following the arrival of its new main brochure.

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:11

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.

Business travel can be very expensive. In fact, as most companies know, Travel and Expenses (T&E) are the second highest controllable expense after Salary and Benefits. It is also an area where businesses can lose significant sums of money due to weak exchange rates, confusion over expenses, misunderstandings in the expenses process, fraudulent activity and cash being lost or stolen. In order to address these issues, one solution to consider is using prepaid travel cards.

The Chip & PIN protection provided by these cards helps ensure the security of both staff and funds. In addition, budgeting becomes easier, as employee expenses are limited to the amount of funds loaded onto the card. Unlike cash, prepaid travel cards also have clear audit trails, which mean that all parties can see where, when and exactly how much is being spent. This not only helps month-end expense calculations, but also brings increased transparency throughout the spending and claims process, which in turn makes expenses fraud much less likely.

There are obvious advantages for staff as well as for the business itself. Firstly, employees do not need to worry about ending up stranded in a hotel without access to money. Prepaid travel cards are widely accepted, as they are scheme badged and can be used at places such as ATMs, point of sale (POS), restaurants, hotels and car rentals.

In addition, employees do not need to be concerned about being underpaid caused by confusion in the expenses process or being out of pocket for long periods of time whilst waiting to be reimbursed. For these reasons, prepaid cards provide employees with much greater control over their expenses.

Mobile apps can now give employees access to a full transaction history, rather than just their balance alone. This means they can manage the entire process themselves with just a few taps on their phone.

For companies that regularly (or even just occasionally) send their employees overseas to work, multi-currency prepaid cards offer even greater benefits. There is no need to deal with the hassle of exchanging money or being left with small denominations at the end of a trip: prepaid multi-currency cards store any unused funds on the card. Employees also have the option of transferring the remaining balance to another currency, on the same card, in real-time.

In addition, employers can often lose large amounts of money due to unfavourable exchange rates. Prepaid multi-currency travel cards can help reduce this risk by allowing employers to lock in a favourable exchange rate ahead of travel.

With benefits like these, employees can enjoy greater flexibility – and the company can save money by streamlining its expense management processes. Prepaid cards also help to create a more engaging experience for staff across the business – and across the globe – by giving employees the freedom, security and control that they need to reduce stress and concentrate on their day-to-day tasks.

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