AirPlus International Inc. has announced it has partnered with Pana to improve the travel process for non-employee travel for businesses, the company said.
The combined effort provides companies a simplified way to offer travel for their recruits, contractors and any other guests who are not direct employees. According to internal research completed by Pana, one in five business trips involve a non-employee traveler.
Pana provides an easy-to-use booking tool and chat platform that allows non-employee travelers to book their flights, hotel and rental car from an app. With each booking made, an AirPlus single-use virtual card is created and submitted to the travel supplier for payment. Non-employees no longer have to pay for travel out of pocket or request reimbursement, as all pre-trip expenses are centrally billed by AirPlus to the company. During the trip, Pana´s concierge offers suggested services like dining and flight updates, as well as provides a mobile receipt upload for meal expenses.
AirPlus International Inc. is an international provider of payment solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel. More than 51,000 corporate clients count on AirPlus for the payment and analysis of their business trip costs.
Pana is the first corporate travel platform exclusively for world-class guest trips, including on-site interviews, customer visits, internships and more.