Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Flying Business Class

Q: I like to fly business class when I travel internationally. Can I be reimbursed for the cost of my business class airline ticket when traveling on an activity for which I will request Branded reimbursement?

A: When requesting reimbursement for travel to an international trade show or approved trade mission, travelers must fly on a U.S. carrier leaving from the states and returning to the states. Travelers will be reimbursed up to 50% of the cost of a full fare coach/economy class ticket. Therefore, business or first class travelers must submit a quotation of the coach/economy class fare. The quote must be obtained around the same date the business or first class ticket was purchased. The quote cannot be submitted after the trip takes place.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Is an Unlisted Activity Reimbursable?

Q: I don't see my promotional activity on the list of eligible expenses at www.susta.org/services/map.html. Are these the only types of expenses that can be reimbursed?

A: The list of eligible expenses on SUSTA's website includes some of the promotional activities reimbursable under MAP Branded; however, there are others. If you are uncertain whether an activity is eligible, contact the Branded Department to determine whether you can receive reimbursement for a specific activity.

2009 Branded Application Opens August 1

The MAP Branded application for the 2009 program year (January 1-December 31) will become available starting August 1, 2008. Visit www.susta.org/services/map_application.html for more information about eligibility and application materials. Check back soon for more news about applying for international marketing funds for next year!

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