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Visa Partners With Orbitz for Business to Make Business Travel Easier for Mid-Size Customers

Visa has partnered with Orbitz for Business to launch Visa Travel Manager, an end-to-end travel and expense solution designed to make booking, reconciliation and reporting more efficient. Visa Travel Manager is a solution specifically designed for unmanaged mid-market companies to have a control and transparency into employee travel spending. The solution will be available to Visa issuers and their clients starting October 2015.

Visa Travel Manager is a combination of front end backed by Orbitz-powered booking and payment portal and back end supported by Visa IntelliLink reporting and expense management. The companies can use this integration to the best of their use. They can capture the total travel spend and have increased visibility across their organization, promote compliance, and provide data intelligence to drive cost savings.

Since the solution is easy to use it will help in saving time and resources of the employees by providing them with an easy way to book travel and submit their expense reports. Employees will be guided to use Visa’s Orbitz for Business portal to book and complete the transaction with their Visa business travel card. On one hand, the employees will be provided access to all rates published by the supplier as well as Orbitz for Business rates. On the other hand, they can use the same platform to manage and submit their expense reports.

“Visa Travel Solutions offer convenience, efficiency, transparency and insight throughout the travel lifecycle,” said David Henstock, Vice President of Global Commercial Solutions, Visa Inc in a press release.  “With Visa Travel Manager, we’re bringing together two recognized brands to offer a great customer experience, making business travel easier than ever for mid-market companies.”

“We are excited to work with Visa on this initiative,” said Charles Bacharach, Vice President of Global Sales for Orbitz for Business in the press release.  “We feel this sector of the marketplace is currently under-served and believe that Visa Travel Manager is well positioned to address the mid-size customer needs through this truly end-to-end solution set.”

About Visa:

Visa Inc.  is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. It operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 56,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. For more information, visit

About Orbitz for Business

Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of global business travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24/7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.

Priti Thakur

Priti has keen interest in digital money and fintech startups . She completed her B-School education this year and likes to write about innovation with respect to digital payments.

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