American Express

The Business Travel Account
with Virtual Payments

Introducing Virtual Accounts for the Reality of Travel.

How do you keep control of travel spending as corporate travel continues to change?

With constant change in the corporate travel industry, and the evolving needs of business travelers, containing and managing travel spending is difficult. The Business Travel Account with Virtual Payments offers a solution - allowing you to centralize more types of spending for more types of business travelers.

More options, more control. A quick look at how it works.


Book Travel as Usual for Air and Rail:

Use a Virtual Account Number (VAN) that sits with your Travel Management Company (TMC) to pay for air and rail.


Now you can also pay for Hotel and Low-Cost Carrier Airlines:

Use a Dynamic VAN including start and end-dates for each transaction for hotel and low-cost air carrier reservations.


Centralized Bill:

Get one monthly statement for all Business Travel Account transactions, so you can track and conveniently pay for air, rail, hotel and low-cost-carriers.


EReconcile Transactions:

Use this single statement, data from client-defined fields for each transaction as well as improved data files and reconciliation tools to quickly allocate charges.

In the end, you capture more of your spending in a centralized account, so you have the ability to control more of your travel expenses.


*Currently, to use BTA with Virtual Payments for hotel and low cost carrier airline bookings, a third party service provider, with whom your TMC has a separate agreement, is required to automate the distribution of virtual account numbers. American Express has chosen to work with Conferma, an unaffiliated third party, to provide virtual account number services in connection with BTA with Virtual Payments

Features & Benefits

Centralize more spending into a single account

Set parameters around time, cost, and suppliers for employee travel to help control costs and reduce non-compliant spend.

Simplify reconciliation

Consolidate booking and reconciliation into a single platform with one monthly payment. 

Improve the traveler experience

Get up to 55 cash flow days1 by centralising all travel bookings into one payment to American Express.

Travel With More Confidence

Earn accelerated On Business Points on your British Airways flights with the British Airways American Express Business Travel Account.

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