'Travel Ease' Makes Business Travel Easy

Minneapolis, MN | September 28, 2009

Carlson Marketing announces a better way to handle incidental expenses for businesses sponsoring group travel events. Travel Ease is a prepaid card that allows travelers to conveniently take care of minor expenses at several points along the travel experience, such as transportation to and from the airport, luggage charges, in-flight services, miscellaneous meals and other incidental out-of-pocket expenses.

Travel Ease has great benefits for the issuing company.

  • It ensures that incidental expenses are assigned to the program budget; minor costs can go astray in many companies' accounting systems.

  • A card branded with the company's logo reminds the traveler that they're not having to dip into their own pocket for the expense. It keeps personal money separate from corporate monies.

  • It's more secure than handing out cash to employees and guests on an incentive trip. The card can be personalized with the traveler's name and can be replaced of lost or stolen.

"We see the card as a great solution for companies that need to dispense cash for employee travelers," said Patty Saari, vice president, Client Services, Engagement & Events, Carlson Marketing. "It simplifies so many things and practically eliminates the risk in lost, stolen or fraudulent disbursement of cash."

"I particularly like the concept as a convenience for the traveler, but more so for the ease and efficiency on the accounting side for companies," said Fay Beauchine, president, Engagement & Events, Carlson Marketing. "Several of our clients have used it and have reported back to us how much they like it. It's a great addition to our product offerings for meetings, incentives and events."

In addition, the card balance can be accessed 24 hours a day by phone or online. This card is Visa branded which means it is welcome at millions of locations worldwide where Visa debit cards are accepted. This prepaid Visa Card is issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and is subject to all these terms and conditions. Use of the card indicates acceptance on your part of all specified terms and conditions.

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Travel Ease is a service mark of Carlson Marketing.

About Carlson Marketing Worldwide

Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. As the largest independent agency in the U.S. and the 13th largest marketing company in the world, Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty and engagement programs for some of the world's best known brands. Carlson Marketing's two global service offerings - Engagement & Events and Brand Loyalty - are supported by six core capabilities: Strategy & Brand Planning; Creative and Communications; Decision Sciences; Award Services; Technology Services and Customer Service. Carlson Marketing employs 2,500 marketing professionals in 45 cities across 16 countries.

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