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Travelbank extends expenses footprint through partnership with Upside Business Travel

The strategic partnership points to the need for an all-in-one solution in the business travel insdustry.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – TravelBank, the all-in-one expense and business travel management platform, is announcing a strategic partnership with corporate travel platform, Upside Business Travel. Upside will begin integrating TravelBank's expense product and offering access to its clients starting today. TravelBank will provide Upside clients with more visibility and control in their business spend, along with 24/7 customer support. The strategic partnership between TravelBank and Upside comes at a time when the travel industry is reeling from the impact of COVID-19. In the meantime, business travel companies have to reimagine what the future of travel looks like and that includes providing travelers with access to comprehensive solutions that address more than their travel journey. TravelBank expanded its offerings by introducing its work from home features and expense management subscription in April.

"Currently, a lot of travel companies are thinking about how they can continue to provide value to their customers, when they aren't traveling right now but also in preparation for when travel does resume," said Josh Abich, Chief Revenue Officer of TravelBank. "Our expense solution has been a key component in building our all-in-one vision to provide value beyond business
travel. We're thrilled to partner with Upside and bring our solution to more travelers and businesses across the country."

This new integration will provide Upside clients with access to TravelBank's expense management subscription, which automates expense reports, offers one-tap approvals, and provides visibility into business spend. Upside clients will continue to book travel through Upside's travel platform and upon selecting expenses they'll be prompted to enroll on TravelBank's platform. The integration will evolve over time as the expense solution continues to address the new administrative challenges involved in managing corporate spend, such as reconciling unused airline ticket balances and supporting contactless payments with virtual cards.

"While business travel slowly returns in this very uncertain time, it's crucial for companies to track and manage spend to be able to accurately forecast what travel budgets will look like later in the year," said Jason Wynn, Upside's Chief Commercial Officer. "We're excited to partner with TravelBank to bring our clients an expense solution that will power data-backed financial decision-making as they seek to manage and control their travel spend today and in the future."

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