Being on official travel in an unfamiliar city is stressful enough without the added burden of trying to find a gas station when you’re already running on fumes. With location based service offerings including gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more, the inaugural GSA SmartPay Travel Card App takes the worries out of official government travel. It also stores Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (AOPC) information, making it easier than ever for travelers to report any issues that occur with their cards while on the road. The Travel Card App also contains tax exemption information, so travelers will know when their business lodging and rental car costs are exempt from state sales tax and if there any forms that must be filled out.
“The GSA SmartPay Travel Card takes some of the worry out of official government travel by letting cardholders manage their travel needs with the touch of a button,” said David Shea, director of GSA’s Center for Charge Card Management. “They’ll always have tax exemption information and travel related services at their fingertips. Most importantly, cardholders can store AOPC information in the App, so reporting a lost, stolen or non-working card can be done immediately. No more waiting to fire up the computer. GSA is pleased to offer this innovative technology to our cardholders.”
According to David Shea, Director of GSA’s Center for Charge Card Management, user feedback will be key to the further development of the Travel Card App. “We want to give cardholders as much helpful information as possible when they are in travel status. We look forward to hearing from users about what they would like to see further developed with the App.”
The GSA SmartPay Travel Card App is designed primarily for use in the United States and is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices through the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon App stores.
For more information about GSA SmartPay, visit the program’s website at: https://smartpay.gsa.gov