American Express To Launch Online Community

American Express Business Travel announced the fall 2008 launch of a business-to-business online community for the corporate travel industry. will bring together a consortium of industry decision makers, suppliers, and experts in the industry’s most extensive online community platform, the company said. Executive Travel magazine intends to provide content to the site and the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) said it will become the online community’s first industry content partner.

AMEX said that, as a first step toward a truly collaborative community, American Express Business Travel is accepting suggestions for content and features at Individuals may register to offer thoughts and receive updates on the site’s progress until its launch in the fall. will encourage users to participate in online discussion boards, editorial reviews, hot topic polls, product development councils and provide feedback on what they want to hear about from the industry. Features will include a resource center with white papers, surveys and other research, RSS feeds, blogs and benchmarking ability. American Express operates one of the world's largest travel agency networks with $26.4 billion in global travel sales in 2007.