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AMERICAN EXPRESS GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL OPENS NEW PROPRIETARY OFFICE IN COLOMBIA

--Expanded presence in Latin America will enable greater service and access for customers across the region--

New York, NY, September 7, 2016 – American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today announced that it plans to open a new proprietary office in Bogota, Colombia, expanding its ability to serve companies of all sizes and their travelers across Latin America. With more than 1,000 GBT customers throughout the region, the new location will focus on customer services, extending GBT’s ability to provide companies with travel management services, solutions and localized expertise.

Latin America has been a key region for GBT and its customers for more than 50 years. With additional offices located in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, the office marks the first proprietary office on the ground in Colombia. The new office reaffirms GBT’s commitment to providing its customers across the region with high quality service, technology and travel management expertise.

“With its strong economy and new growth opportunities emerging, Colombia has been a country to watch and a top focus among our multi-national and regional customers in Latin America,” said Gerardo Tejado, GBT’s vice president and general manager for Latin America. “We are committed to improving our customers’ travel experiences and extend their global footprints through partnerships and business expansions. This new office will strengthen our position in Latin America and enable our customers to benefit from GBT’s local expertise and global reach through on-the-ground support, access to travel management services and solutions that drive their programs forward.”

GBT will continue to work and strengthen its long-term relationship with its current travel partner Expreso Viajes in Colombia to service GBT’s customers within the region. Jorge Garcia Rojas, sales manager, American Express Global Business Travel, will oversee the new office location, which is expected to open in Q4 2016.

About American Express Global Business Travel 

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) equips companies of all sizes with the insights, tools, services and expertise they need to keep their travelers safe, focused and productive while on the road. With approximately 12,000 employees and operations in nearly 120 countries worldwide, GBT empowers customers to take control of their travel programs, optimizing the return on their travel and meetings investments, while, more importantly, providing extraordinary traveler care.

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American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (“American Express”). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.

Media Contact:

Megan Kat
American Express Global Business Travel
623-516-6196
megan.kat@aexp.com

Jessica Nelson
Kwittken
646-747-7141
jnelson@kwittken.com