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Can I plan a team event with Brex travel?

Group travel lets admins plan travel for groups of employees and see costs incurred against a budget as bookings are made. Event organizers can take the actions detailed below.

Note: If your team doesn't have access to Brex travel, admins can go to Settings > Plans & Product access > Schedule a call in their dashboard to learn more.

Create a group travel event

Step 1: From your Brex dashboard, go to the Travel tab.

Step 2: Click Create event.

Step 3: Enter your event name, destination, start date, end dates, and a link to the agenda. After filling out this information click Create event.

Create a guest list

Step 1: After you’ve created your group travel event, click Build guest list under manage attendees. You’ll have several options:

  • Add manually: Search the names of attendees and click Add to guest list. This is better suited for smaller events.

  • Add via CSV: Upload a CSV of names and email addresses and click Add to guest list.

Step 2: After creating a guest list, the names of the guest list will populate on the bottom of the screen with a status of Not invited.

Invite your guests

Step 1: From your created guest list, click Manage attendees > Send invites.

Step 2: Guests will be asked the following:

  • To confirm their attendance

  • Whether or not they need to book travel or accommodation

  • For any dietary or accessibility requirements

Step 3: When invites are sent, the guests’ Attendance status under attendee list will switch from Not invited to Awaiting response.

Note: Guests cannot book travel without a budget. You can set this up later and everyone in your guest list will be notified.

Set up a budget

Step 1: Under Manage budget, click Set up a budget. You’ll have two options to attach your budget:

Step 2a: Request a budget by filling in the budget purpose, entering the budget limit to request, choosing the budget owner(s), and clicking Add budget to event.

Step 2b: Use an existing budget by choosing the budget you want to use and clicking Add budget to event.

Send event reminders

There are two options to send reminders to guests who have neither responded to the invitation nor have fully completed their bookings.

Option 1: Send a manual reminder by going to Manage guests > Send reminders > Send reminder (under Manual reminders).

Option 2: Set up an automatic reminder by going to Manage guests > Send reminders. Under Automatic reminders, toggle the button on.

Accept an invitation

When an employee is invited to a group event, they’ll receive both an email and a push notification via their mobile device that allows them to RSVP. The mobile notification can be found under Inbox at the bottom of their Brex app.

Step 1: Click Confirm attendance.

Step 2: Choose from the following:

  • I’m attending and I need to book.

  • I’m attending but do not need to book.

  • I cannot attend this event.

Step 3: Depending on the option selected above, confirm whether you need to book a flight, hotel, or rental car.

Step 4: Input any dietary restrictions and accessibility requirements. You can make modifications to these elections at any time.

Once you confirm the type of bookings you need, the trip that you were invited to will show up in the Trips tab. To get started booking your trip that you were invited to, click Book trip.

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