Thursday, April 02, 2009

UATP cardholders add Amtrak access

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Washington, D.C.-based Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP) has added Amtrak as a corporate partner, allowing corporate card holders to make Amtrak purchases at all points of sale with their UATP cards. UATP accounts are accepted for corporate business travel by several airlines and travel agencies worldwide.

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"We have seen a shift in corporate travel to rail fromair in the last several months; having UATP accepted by Amtrak at all points of sale will allow UATP clients to seamlessly make travel plans on all one card,UATP," said Ralph Kaiser, UATP president and CEO. "This is a strategic move for UATP and we look forward to providing our client base with all the tools and options needed for their corporate travel programs."

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"Corporate travel on Amtrak has grown significantly and our clients have made it known they want the ability to pay for Amtrak purchases with their UATP cards, we had to respond," said Craig White, Amtrak senior director, Travel Industry Sales. "It is a win-win situation; the corporate client is able to use their preferred form of payment, UATP, and Amtrak is able to reduce expenses.”