Benefits of the Travel and Hospitality (T&H) Card for Those Returning to Travel
The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has meant a return to travel for many Iowa State employees, and a return of employee travel expenses.
Use of the Travel and Hospitality (T&H) Card for travel expenses:
- Reduces the need to use personal funds. T&H Card transactions are paid by the university, eliminating the need for the traveler to wait for reimbursement.
- Allows exemption from sales taxes, where applicable.
- Protects against fraudulent charges, as the university is not liable for unauthorized card activity.
- Provides automatic travel accident insurance, collision damage waiver and emergency travel services through card provider U.S. Bank.
The T&H Card also replaces the Study Abroad Event Card program, with study abroad usage of T&H Cards authorized through college international programs offices. Hospitality expenses, such as hotel rooms and meals for guests of the university, may also be made using the T&H Card.
Additional information about the T&H card program can be found in the Travel and Hospitality Card Program Guide. A step-by-step walkthrough of the application process is available at Workday: Card Applications in Workday.
If you have questions about what you can charge to the T&H Card, the P-Card or T&H Card: Which should I use? webpage is a great place to start.
Nearly 2400 employees have received T&H Cards since the program’s introduction in 2019. While the pandemic significantly impacted travel expenses, T&H cardholders had made nearly 4500 transactions totaling over $900,000 by February 2020.