A recent Avis Car Rental survey of nationwide travelers shows that 87% will most likely mix business and leisure in the same trip. That blurring of lines between leisure and corporate travel expenses could include needs such as extending a corporate rental for a weekend vacation or upgrading a vehicle for a sunnier trip in a convertible.
Now, according to Avis, the blurring of lines no longer has to be a worry for travelers.
With Split My Bill, a new payment feature within the Avis mobile app, travelers can split car rental payments between two different credit cards or forms of payment. Avis said in a news release it is the first car rental company to introduce split payment functionality to its mobile app experience.
With the feature, customers can now split their payment by total bill amount, rental days or additions such as SiriusXM Radio. Or they can charge vehicle upgrade costs to a second form of payment during their rental period.
The feature allows travelers to divide costs associated with their rental between corporate and personal credit cards, which Avis said provides more convenience on the road and when reconciling travel expenses.
Avis describes the new functionality as a seamless process that provides more control to business travelers who previously had to rely on Avis counter staff or review different receipts at the end of their trip. With Split My Bill, travelers don’t have to visit a physical service desk. As quickly as travel plans change, travelers can adjust payment forms through the mobile app or Avis.com website any time during the rental period, Avis said.
Through the Avis mobile app for devices on the iOS and Android platforms, The Split My Bill feature is available to all Avis Preferred members. Avis Preferred enrollment is free.
“With the introduction of Split My Bill, our business travelers can go beyond the corporate experience or trip to experience upgrades and additional services that travelers enjoy and want,” Avis Budget Group vice president, ancillary revenue Beth Gibson said in a news release. “We recognize that many travelers use business trips as an opportunity to explore new cities solo or meet up with family in the area and are thrilled to offer a feature that will help them make the reconciliation of travel expenses cleaner and easier. Our mobile app experience gives customers more personalization of their trip than any other brand.”