I’m passionate about adventure travel, naturally seeking out exotic and otherworldly destinations, and New Zealand has been near the top of my personal list for ages. When the time came to embark on my adventure, I chose our American Express preferred partner, Swain Destinations, as they are known for offering incredible vacation experiences with a special emphasis in the South Pacific as the founder, Ian Swain, is Australian. My personal adventure was incredibly educational. I learned first-hand all of the amazing itinerary options available to craft for any of my clients, from adventure-seeker to luxury cosmopolitan tourist. Read on to follow my winding journey through one of the most amazing countries in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand.Read More
Ride-Hailing Bumps Meals as Most-Expensed 2019 Spending Category, Says Certify
Ride-hailing services were the most-expensed business spending category in 2019, according to a new Certify report, the first time since 2015 that meals didn't top the list.
Uber ranked as the overall most-expensed vendor, according to Certify's SpendSmart Year in Review Report, which was based on more than 50 million expense transactions totaling more than $5.1 billion in spending submitted by employees of Certify's client corporations during 2019.Read More
No matter what cruise line you research, you're bound to encounter Onboard Credit or Shipboard Credit offers. These can range from as little as $25 to upwards of $1,000 depending on the cruise line, itinerary, length of travel, or amount of guests in your party all factor in. It's no secret that travel agencies have a leg up when it comes to onboard credit amounts. Read on to see how you can make the most of your bonus!Read More
Starting in October of this year, all Americans flying domestically throughout the United States will be required to present a Real ID to pass through airport security and board a flight. Going to the DMV most likely falls at the bottom of your To-Do list, but you do not want to be denied entry by airport security and unable to board your flight when October rolls around. The notice has been going out for years that this was on the way and we expect the TSA will not be lenient for those who have ignored the news. The most lengthy part of the process is likely the usual wait at your DMV, but here are a list of steps you can take to make sure you are Real ID Ready:Read More
IRS Lowers 2020 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service for 2020 has lowered the rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. The standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be 57.5 cents per mile driven, half a cent lower than in 2019.