now welcomes American Express

Published: Mon Nov 22 2010, the online travel retailer, now allows American Express card members to access the cheapest rail tickets available for their business and leisure travel.

The site's new payment functionality shows's commitment to travellers, with the organisation recognising the pressure on UK travellers to keep their expenses at a minimum.

"At travellers can use their American Express card, and will not be charged a credit card fee. This means they can book their rail journey knowing they are getting the best deal - then collect loyalty points from the journey and re-use at their leisure," said Ursula Morgenstern,

"In particular, when businesses are looking to cut back on expenses, travel is one of the first to be put under the microscope. not only offers the best price on rail journeys, but offers travellers loyalty points to spend on future travel."

There are significant savings to be made by frequent corporate rail travellers using, with train routes between destinations in the UK providing vital connections for businesses - opening up growth opportunities, new markets and business partnerships. do not charge fees for paying with credit or debit card – unlike other travel companies - which is more good news for travellers who are conscious of their travel spending.

Ursula Morgenstern continued: "Rail travel offers businesses a quick, easy and comfortable way for employees to travel from point A to point B. It is an essential part of doing business. For business travellers who regularly buy cheap business tickets, there are significant savings to be made as loyalty points are collected and spent on

"We are confident that the best deals will always be found on our site. We are committed to make booking rail travel in the UK cheaper, simpler and quicker than ever before."

The site also offers the redspottedhanky price promise. If customers have bought a train ticket from, but find the same fare at a cheaper price from another website on the same day, the difference in the fares will be refunded as loyalty points. There is also no delivery fee for cheap train tickets purchased on

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider specialising in hi-tech transactional services, has radically developed its strategy to grow its revenue by venturing into the B2C arena with the launch of, the first consumer service from the IT B2B player. is an online travel retailer, providing an easy way for leisure and business travellers to compare and book cheap rail tickets online, and to save up to 80% on the cost of cheap business travel booked in advance. Most notably, offers something truly unique when buying train tickets online: it is the first ever British online retailer to offer loyalty points that can be redeemed against future train travel for any journey in Great Britain. For regular train travellers in these cash-strapped times, participation in the loyalty scheme would allow them to earn points for redemption against future rail travel and be rewarded beyond the price of a single ticket.

About American Express:
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

PR Contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
4 Triton Square
Regents Place
020 7830 4233
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