Travel booking platform BenefitBooking.ro has been launched being the only one that accepts payments with all holiday vouchers for all the 13,500 listed accommodation units. With BenefitBooking.ro, through its own travel agency, tourists can now buy holidays in Romania even at hotels and guesthouses that otherwise do not accept payment with holiday vouchers directly at the reception.
Digital platform BenefitBooking.ro can be accessed by all holiday vouchers’ beneficiaries from all issuers in Romania. Edenred Vacanță card users can pay with their holiday cards for reservations in the new platform, still having other options offered by Edenred Romania.
In a difficult time for travel industry and when the entire hospitality industry is struggling to find resources to mitigate the losses caused by the blockage in recent months, BenefitBooking.com comes to the aid of all users of holiday vouchers, offering first platform integrated with Booking.com, at which payments can be made directly with holiday cards, regardless of whether the hotel or the booked guesthouse accepts them or not directly at the reception.
The beneficiaries of holiday cards pay with them directly in the platform for reserved holidays, and BenefitBooking.ro, through its own travel agency, pays, further, to the hotel units, thus generating additional income for them.
Tourists who buy holidays through BenefitBooking.ro have access to over 13,500 accommodation units in Romania listed on the world's largest online booking platform, Booking.com.
Deductible benefits, exempt from taxes and fees
Holiday vouchers are deductible benefits and exempt from employer taxes and fees, up to 6 gross minimum basic salaries per employee and can be granted by companies that made a profit or income in the previous financial year. Regarding the public servants paid from public funds, they receive annual holiday vouchers in the amount of 1,450 lei for each employee.
Starting with March 30, 2020, as a preventive measure in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday vouchers can be issued exclusively on electronic support (card), according to OUG No. 35/2020.
BenefitBooking.ro is the newest product launched by the flexible benefits platform BenefitOnline, being an independent product. In order to access the travel booking platform, users do not necessarily need to receive flexible benefits through BenefitOnline.