SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expensify, the world’s most popular expense management platform, today announced Concierge Travel, the first-of-its-kind virtual travel assistant. Concierge Travel puts safety first in a global environment brimming with COVID-19 concerns. Expensify cardholders can book flights, hotels, and rental cars for free simply by having a chat with Concierge on Expensify’s platform. All bookings include complimentary safety alerts and travel risk services from Global Rescue, as well as safety kits to keep travelers healthy during their journeys.
“While most of us are avoiding travel right now, there are still essential workers whose trips can't be cancelled or postponed. We want to help them travel in the safest possible way,” says David Barrett, founder and CEO of Expensify. “With Concierge Travel, your free Global Rescue membership provides world-class safety and medical services. On top of that, Concierge lets you know about any COVID-related travel restrictions in advance, including specific stay-at-home orders in place, social distancing measures, and other info on the city you’re visiting.”
Those who book with Concierge Travel unlock a full suite of Global Rescue services – such as field rescue, emergency transportation to your hospital of choice, and medical and security advisory – worldwide, around the clock, available by phone or email. International travelers also receive a destination report containing health and security assessments, destination details, and entry and exit requirements for their country of travel. Admins can look up travel summary reports in Expensify so they always know where and when employees are traveling.
“Planning for unexpected situations, especially during business trips, didn’t used to be a priority for many travelers,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue. “Concierge Travel by Expensify gives peace of mind to business travelers and their families with a Global Rescue membership built in – helping companies to meet their duty of care obligations to keep employees safe.”
As for the end-to-end travel booking experience in Expensify, Barrett adds, “Concierge Travel just needs to know when and where you’re going, and it takes care of everything else. It learns what airline you like, which seat you prefer, and even automatically re-books canceled or missed flights. Travel managers worried about compliance and cost can also specify fare classes for flights, star ratings for hotels, and other preferences, then Concierge will book according to company policy.”
Concierge Travel users also earn Karma Points on every booking, wherein Expensify donates to a relevant Expensify.org cause every time someone uses their Expensify Card. Currently, Expensify.org is concentrating all of its charitable funds to match SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family during the COVID-19 crisis.
To gain access to Concierge Travel, join thousands of companies that have signed up for the Expensify Card.
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About Global Rescue
Global Rescue, founded in 2004, is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.