American Express Business Travel today unveiled virtual meetings eXpert, a unique telepresence solution that will act as a central hub and aggregator of both public telepresence facilities and the private network a company may already have in place. The combination of public-private access offers a company access to a broader pool of virtual meeting options. Virtual meetings eXpert will help clients achieve their individual travel goals and savings through a flexible platform available both online and offline.

The Company also announced it has filed for patent protection of the solution, encompassing the design for aggregating the content as well as methodology and process which will help guide travelers in making informed decisions when weighing the choice to travel versus using telepresence services or virtual meetings technology. This service will be integrated at the point-of-sale with both travel counselor assisted reservations or online booking channels, including the Company