The U.S. Bank Visa is accepted by over 15 million merchants in 220 countries, a far greater coverage than Diners Club or American Express. Many fast-food restaurants and taxi services now accept Visa, as well.
Additionally, the Travel and Entertainment (T & E) Card offers the following benefits to University travelers:
- Worldwide acceptance.
- Online account access.
- Cash advances from over 300,000 ATMs worldwide.
- Travel accident and lost luggage insurance.
- Interface with the UCLA Express reimbursement system.
T & E Card charges submitted through Express are paid directly to U.S. Bank, eliminating out-of-pocket expenses for the traveler. Certain travel-related expenses such as hotel deposits and conference registrations can even be reimbursed in advance of the trip if purchased with the T & E Card and processed through Express.
UCLA receives a summary of all business travel and entertainment related charges made on UCLA T & E Cards. This information can assist travelers in realizing additional cost savings by allowing UCLA to negotiate more favorable rates with hotels and other travel suppliers used by those on business travel for UCLA. UCLA's significant purchasing power offers great cost savings opportunities that accrue directly to the traveler's fund source.
Obtaining the Travel and Entertainment Card
If you incur travel or entertainment expenses during the conduct of your business, you are eligible to obtain a T & E Card. Just click on the T & E Card application form under Related Information, print, complete the application and obtain the signature of your organization administrator. Submit the approved application to the UCLA Travel Center 10920 Wilshire Center, Suite 130, Mail Code 143348 or fax to (310) 794-3509.