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Growing your SME or start-up business is never easy. You need to scale up your business quickly with high flexibility through cost control and payments. Hence, American Express is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power your business with the same level of global IT infrastructure as the giant enterprises so that you stay ahead of your competition.

Welcome Offer

Enjoy a welcome bonus of 300,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend HK$60,000 in the first 3 months.
Spend HK$ 60,000 in your first 3 months*
Earn up to 450,000 Membership Rewards Points
US$ 350 Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Promotional Credit

Enhanced rewards points you can get

Welcome bonus300,000points

Local spend Rewards150,000points

Total Membership Rewards450,000points

* To be calculated in local currency.

Welcome offer Terms and Conditions apply.

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Growing your SME or start-up business is never easy. You need to scale up your business quickly with high flexibility through cost control and payments. Hence, American Express is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power your business with the same level of global IT infrastructure as the giant enterprises so that you stay ahead of your competition.

Welcome offer

American Express®
Cathay Pacific Elite Corporate Card

Up to 65,000
Asia Miles

  • Earn 5,000 miles for every HK$25,000 spend in the first 3 full months after enrollment (up to 45,000 miles). Receive a one-off 15,000 bonus miles when you enroll 3 or more Cards. Receive a one-off 5,000 miles by signing up online.

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US$350
AWS Promotional Credit

  • Receive a US$ 50 AWS Promotional Credit when you sign up a new AWS Account.
  • Receive a US$ 300 AWS Promotional Credit after you spend US$100 or above on your new Card consecutively in your first 3 months for AWS services.
  • Register now to obtain AWS Promotional Credit for your AWS services purchase.

Terms and Conditions apply. The promotion is valid from now until December 31, 2020.

Earn miles in a smart way

HK$ 7 :1

on eligible business expenses

HK$ 10 :1

exter miles earned when you purchase travel tickets from Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air

Membership Rewards Program

Earn more rewards with everyday business spend

Local Spend

HK$ 1 : 2.5 Points

Foreign Currency Spend

HK$ 1 : 3 Points

Apply now to get your first
year annual fee waived.

Terms and Conditions apply

Enjoy Premium Business Travel Arrangement

Plan your effortless and worry-free trip with
the powerful backing of American Express

  • Worldwide Customer Care™ Services

    Support sight-seeing arrangements, hotel and car rental reservations and flight rescheduling services

  • Complimentary Travel Insurance

    Charge your travel tickets to your Card to get the inconvenience insurance** coverage

  • Corporate Express Cash

    access cash for travel emergencies and incidentals

  • 24/7 Online Account Access

    Manage your account with American Express Mobile app or Mobile web anytime, anywhere

Rewards
Earn Asia Miles with your every day business spend
Improve Cash Flow
Pay suppliers through American Express and get up to 51 credit-free days*.
Visibility & Control
Simplify control and compliance with a centralized online report system.
Enhance Savings
Enjoy a range of exclusive offers and complimentary travel insurance**.
  1. Terms and Conditions apply.
  2. The promotion is valid from now until Dec 31, 2019.
  3. *Actual credit-free period will vary based on the date of charge and the billing cycle cut-off date.
  4. **Business Travel Insurance: The plan is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Hong Kong Limited, American Express International, Inc. does not act as an agent or fiduciary for you, and American Express International, Inc. may act on behalf of the insurance provider, as permitted by law. Exclusions and limitations apply. Please refer to your Travel Protector plan for details.

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American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Card program not only makes the lives of our traveling employees easier, but also gives us the visibility that we require from an internal control perspective.

Mr. Peter Schulz.
Regional Finance Director of
Shure Asia Limited

Key Benefits

Backing you with financial power, protection and management

No pre-set
spending limit1

Up to 51 credit
free days2

Business travel
insurance3

Supplementary Cards
for your staff

Quarterly
management report

24/7 Online
account access

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  1. No pre-set spending limit does not mean unlimited spending. Your purchase are approved based on a variety of factors, including current spending patterns, your payment history, credit records and financial resources known to us.
  2. Actual credit-free period will vary based on the date of charges and the billing cycle cut-off date.
  3. Business Travel Insurance: The plan is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Hong Kong Limited, American Express International, Inc. does not act as an agent or fiduciary for you, and American Express International, Inc. may act on behalf of the insurance provider, as permitted by law. Exclusions and limitations apply. Please visit https://business.americanexpress.com/hk/gold-business-card for more information.

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    • ARTICLE

      How to Keep Your Business
      Travellers Compliant

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      GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report - At A Glance In Partnership With American Express

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      Enhanced Asia Miles for You and Your Business

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      Starting August 1, 2016, American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Cards will bring you greater value with an improved Asia Miles™ earn rate.

      Elite Corporate Card Members will now earn miles faster with a new HK$7 to 1 Asia Mile earn rate on eligible business spending, while Classic Corporate Card Members will earn at an improved rate of HK$10 to 1 Asia Mile on eligible business spending. Your Company will also enjoy an enhanced rate of HK$10 to 1 Asia Mile for all Cathay Pacific and Dragonair transactions. With more Asia Miles, you can redeem more rewards for business travel and an array of lifestyle benefits.

      In addition to the enhanced rewards, a refreshed marketing campaign has been launched with a new tagline “Made for Business, Made for You” to showcase the American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Cards Programme as Hong Kong’s only rewards programme that benefits both your business and employees.

      The Co-brand Corporate Card programme is made to drive unique savings, control and cash flow—delivering significant returns to a company’s bottom line. This smart expense management solution consolidates business spending on the Card, which lets you enjoy increased visibility on all transactions and better control over your Company’s expenses. In addition, it manages your Company’s risk and minimises financial exposure with combined liability.

      Click here to learn more about the American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Card Programme or how you can earn a Welcome offer up to 45,000 miles for your Company.

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    • ARTICLE

      How to Keep Your Business Travellers Compliant

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      Corporate travel is becoming increasingly important in the global business world. With more organisations now looking to maximise opportunities across borders, it’s only natural that a rise in travel will occur.

      The mean average for employees aged between 18 - 65 is 3.6 business trips per year, according to Expedia Future of Travel October 2013.

      However, with employees out of the office on a regular basis it can become a challenge for firms to ensure they are compliant with travel and entertainment policies.

      With the internet now giving employees the option to control and create their own business travel experience, organisations have to ensure that staff stay within their travel rules. Of course, there are plenty of ways businesses can tackle this particular challenge and make sure that their staff are keeping compliant when on the road.

      Gamification

      Will Tate, senior vice president of travel management consultancy Management Alternatives, said: "Younger travelers are so incredibly comfortable with the concept of gaming. That you now have a large traveling portion of the workforce that fully understands the concept of rewards and badges."

      Gamification is the idea of rewarding employees for their compliance. If the staff do adhere to the policy properly, firms can actually collect their travel spending and save in the long run.

      The thinking behind gamification, according to the Dynamics University, is that it appeals to human qualities such as the desire to compete, achieve and attain status. By turning something like travel compliance into a game, it encourages people to comply.

      Indeed, this is beneficial for firms in a number of ways as businesses with improved corporate travel compliance can reduce travel costs by up to 20 per cent per staff member per individual trip, according to Forbes.

      While gamification is a popular way to enforce compliance, it may not work with everyone. Millennials who have been raised on video games are likely to take to this idea much quicker than generation who do not feel a nostalgic connection to this type of culture.

      Educate the workforce

      Of course there are others ways businesses can encourage travellers to stay compliant. Training courses regarding your Company’s specific policies can help employees understand what is required of them.

      Clear communication is often the best way to educate staff about your policies. Training sessions are a good way to go about this as it allows businesses to reach multiple members of the workforce at one time.

      Spreading the message of travel compliance doesn’t have to be limited to training courses; newsletters, publications and the company intranet can all be used to help keep employees in accordance with your policy.

      Get an online booking app

      By making use of an online travel booking technology platform you can ensure that business travelers can make changes to their travel arrangements through a process that complies with your travel model.

      The tool looks out for your policy interests while also cutting costs through reduced transaction fees or visual guilt (the concept that a booker will choose the lowest fare when the option is there in front of them).

      Such a process also gives your employees more flexibility when booking, something that is increasingly important to the modern business traveller.

      This type of solution is best suited to a simple travel policy. For more complex travel needs, such as multiple journey trips, an offline system may be preferable. Regarding compliance, TRX’s white paper said: “In addition to the cost savings garnered through the efficiencies, negotiated rates, and lowered transaction costs that come with their use, the tools themselves can embed policy in multiple ways to grow compliance.

      "In fact, for mature programmes with well-established policies and preferred partner agreements, increasing compliance is one of the few opportunities left to drive savings throughout the programme."

      Use big data

      According to Travelport.com’s Travel Trends, effective big data solutions can be used to grow "compliance based on real-time insight into your travelers’ bookings".

      Using this method, firms can look at whether travellers have exceeded set financial limits for a certain product or if they are breaking policy requirements relating to first-class travel.

      What’s more, any bookings or actions that break your travel policy can be flagged up immediately, allowing you to take the required action as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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    • ARTICLE

      GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report - At A Glance In Partnership With American Express

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      Originally posted: July 16, 2015

      From Wi-Fi to mobile apps, technloogy is changing how business travellers worldwide get work done, get around and stay productive when they’re on the road, according to the first-ever GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report in partnership with American Express.

      Global business travellers have grown to rely on Wi-Fi and expect it wherever they go, including hotels and airplanes, according to the Index, which measures global business travellers’ attitudes and forecasts business travel trends.

      Worldwide, more business travellers are beginning to use mobile devices, social media, cashless wallets, and sharing economy apps, such as on-demand ride services, while they’re on the road to stay productive, get around, research travel vendors and meet up with business colleagues.

      Millennials are some of the most eager adopters of technology for business travel. According to the Index, 69% of global business travellers aged 18 to 34 “agree” or “strongly agree” that it’s important to be able to access their itinerary or expenses on a mobile app. About half (53%) agree that when they travel for work, social media and internal company networks improved their ability to find reviews of travel suppliers. In the next 12 months, 39% of Millennial-age global business travellers expect to use an on-demand car service such as Uber, compared with 24% of global business travellers overall.

      Business travellers remain concerned about the health of the global economy, but are more optimistic about the health of their own companies and industries. Overall, 55% of global business travellers had neutral feelings about the world economy, compared with 34% who “agreed” or “strongly agreed” the economy is excellent and 11% who “disagreed” or “strongly disagreed” with the statement.

      However, economic concerns don’t appear to be cutting into business travellers’ time on the road. Over the next three months, 70% plan to take about the same number of domestic trips and 67% plan to take about the same number of international trips. Overall, 71% of global business travellers said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their overall business travel in the past three months, according to the Index.

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