American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is extending its partnership with Lyft for five years, continuing to GBT clients a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated ridesharing program.

The partnership, which began in April 2018, fully integrates Lyft’s ridesharing platform, data and insights into more than 100 client travel programs. Clients are able to use Lyft for ground transportation within a traveler-friendly booking experience, and readily capture spend, making program and savings optimization easier for travel managers. To celebrate the partnership extension, Lyft is providing GBT clients with a promotional rebate on their rideshare spend.

Through the program, business travelers have complete access to Lyft for ground transportation, while travel managers can drive cost savings and policy optimization with visibility into spend and data, and flexibility to control program guidelines.  

“Lyft provides value for GBT clients by offering their business travelers a travel policy compliant option for ground transportation that provides an experience that is familiar to them in their everyday lives,” said John Bukowski, Vice President of Global Supplier Relations for American Express Global Business Travel. “As a way of celebrating the extension, we are offering clients that participate in the Lyft Business program a way to not only optimize their ground program, but to monetize it as well through the promotional rebate.”

The partnership fully integrates Lyft’s rideshare platform, data and insights into more than 100 client travel programs as part of GBT’s comprehensive ground transportation platform and has made it easier for GBT business travelers to use Lyft for ground transportation.  Clients may capture rideshare spend, optimize savings in their ground travel programs, and mitigate risk through an integration with Expert Care™, GBT’s travel disruption and risk management platform.