We were delighted to recently unveil a multi-channel ground transportation platform, giving you and your travelers expanded flexibility, choice and control.

The platform offers access to more than 750 ground operators in more than 2,000 cities in 18 countries, with integrated options including black cars, taxis, limos, airport express trains and shuttles, plus ridesharing via a recently announced partnership with Lyft – being the first integration of its kind between a ridesharing company and a travel management company.

Traditionally, ground spend has been difficult for travel managers to pinpoint, with clients seeing 95%+ leakage through out-of-policy booking channels for ground bookings in 2017, resulting in lost opportunities to negotiate on that spend and ensure traveler compliance. This new ground transportation platform is the first solution of its kind for booking via a seamless user experience that meets both the content and choice expectations of travelers and the core needs of travel managers.

This platform equips you with a GDS-agnostic solution that seamlessly captures and manages ground bookings in one place, regardless of where and how your bookings are made. Customizable at both company and traveler level, the platform can evolve as your corporate travel policy requirements and individual preferences change.

Travel managers will now have access to all company bookings in a single location, giving your company comprehensive visibility into your ground program. It underpins American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) booking channels including Amex GBT Mobile, and connects to Global Trip Record™ (GTR) – our single source of accurate, reliable real-time and historic trip data.

To see further details of how your company can benefit from this new platform, please click here and contact your Client Manager to discuss.