The Travel Lodge Card is a centrally billed card account that gives you greater spend visibility and billing flexibility. You can also enjoy process savings by streamlining the reconciliation and payment of your travel expenses.
The Travel Lodge Card resides with a company’s designated Travel Management Company (TMC). Authorised employees book travel through the nominated TMC, where the Travel Lodge Card is the form of payment.
Typical spend categories include airline, car rental and accommodation.
The Travel Lodge Card consolidates and sorts multiple transactions into one comprehensive, simple and clear monthly statement. It is enriched with supplementary travel data such as invoice number, departure date and full routing, as well as client-specified data such as cost centre, employee ID and project name. (Data is subject to travel service providers’ participation)
- Your company books its travel through its designated TMC
- The TMC makes the booking and charges tickets to the Travel Lodge Card; an invoice is sent to your company’s travel administrator
- The Travel Lodge Card statement is also sent to your company’s travel administrator
- Your company pays all transactions on the consolidated statement within 25 days of the statement date
- Any refunds must be processed through your TMC
- The Travel Lodge Card offers process savings by streamlining reconciliation and payment:
- Individual invoices are consolidated into one clear and simple transaction level statement sent to your travel administrator, eliminating the use of cash and cheques
- Your employees do not need make payments out of pocket or file expense claims
- The Travel Lodge Card offers spend visibility and billing flexibility
- Supplementary data such as cost centre, project code and passenger name enables efficient cost allocation and comprehensive reporting:
- Choice of billing date, frequency of data and the option of a data feed for integration of financial data into company ERP systems
- Transaction-level information for use in supplier negotiations
- The Travel Lodge Card is simple and easy to implement:
- No need to issue card plastics
- Competitive payment terms, with complimentary travel insurance cover from Absa
- Can be used to pay for travel by non-permanent employees
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Our commercial card payment solutions are supported by various data solutions to help you manage your business data.
View, manage and administer all your corporate travel data in a centralised online reporting system. Our Travel Data Solution is a complete end-to-end travel and expense management solution.
This web-based system provides the full picture of all Corporate Card and Travel Lodge Card expenditure on one platform at any time, for your convenience, control and reconciliation purposes.
We also offer comprehensive data and reporting services including flat file development and delivery, weekly interim CSV statements, monthly PDF or CSV statements, multinational corporation (MNC) global feed as well as C-Solve integrate and C-Enterprise payment solutions.
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