*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by IHG.
Business travelers and other who frequently hit the road are generally travel pros. They pack light, always carry the essentials, and can whip their jackets, belts, and shoes off before the people in front of them can even grab a bin. Traveling can sometimes be a hassle, though, and for many business travelers, the biggest headache is having to keep track of receipts and manage expenses.
Luckily, IHG’s Business Advantage program can rescue you from that travel hassle. Business Advantage is a free payment solution that enables business travelers to avoid having to use their own funds or credit cards for business expenses. If, like me, you’ve ever had to put thousands of dollars of work-related travel expenses on your credit card only to experience delays in getting reimbursed, you know what a problem this can be!
Instead, if you’re a member, you can use your IHG Business Advantage card to check-in and pay for hotel stays and receive 45 days of credit with no interest or fees. The program also offers discounted rates at more than 300 hotels across the UK, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts (which, in my opinion, are some of the most beautiful properties around the world), Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, and Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties.
Additionally, Business Advantage provides savings on meetings and conferences at participating properties and automatically enrolls members in the IHG Rewards Club and gives them Gold Elite status and all the amazing perks that comes with it, including priority check-in and reward point bonuses, which, I can tell you, add up FAST! These points can be used for free stays at IHG properties, which is awesome itself, but also for flights, gift cards to your favorite retailers (Nordstrom, anyone?), amazing products (like IPads), services (oh-my-God-so-fun BMW driving school), and travel experiences (PGA tour event here we come!).
And the Business Advantage account management program allows members to track their spending online, in one place, in real time. Best of all, there’s no minimum spending requirements, so whether you travel a little or, like me, a lot, the program can work for you.