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Sodexo launches Turist Pass

Sodexo, one of the top players in the domestic voucher industry, launches Turist Pass, an employee benefit that can be used for purchasing touristic packages from a large dedicated network of hotels, guest houses and travel agencies from Romania, a press release informs.

The amount of money deposited on the Turist Pass card is valid for a year and the employer can deposit money several times. This benefit can be offered both to employees working in the private system, which can receive up to RON 11,400 yearly and to those working in public institutions. The public institution can offer holidays vouchers to the employees between July 1st 2017 and Nov 30th 2018. The latter can be rewarded with up to RON 1,450 every year for holiday.

”The holiday card Tourist Pass stimulates the consumption of local tourism and the users are going to discover dream destinations from Romania. (…) In 2017, holiday vouchers have been among the most used extra-salary benefits and they have been offered especially by those working in the goods distribution industry, energy, transportation, FMGC and auto fields”, Sven Marinus, CEO Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services Romania, stated.

The contactless holiday card is issued under the MasterCard International license and it benefits from the CIP and PIN technology. The holiday vouchers are issued both on digital and paper format and they can be used in parallel for purchasing accommodation services, meals, leisure activities and treatment from the largest dedicated network of hotels, guest houses and travel agencies.

The list of available destinations can be easily identified by using the Card Sodexo Romania mobile app, the same app already used by the meal card consumers. Turist Pass can be used in Sodexo’s partner locations, which have a POS terminal and are authorized by the Ministry of Tourism.

„The Romanian vouchers industry has come a long way in terms of diversifying the services and digitalizing the system and the employees, especially those from the new generation are appreciating this trend. Offering a salary package which includes diverse extra-salary benefits increases the chances of reaching recruitment and brand employer goals. A company which contributes to creating a balance between the personal and professional life of employees, by offering a benefit which is supporting financially the holidays, increases the chances of employing the best candidates on the market and of motivating those who are already part of the company”, Marinus added.

The logistical effort of personally distributing the vouchers is eliminated and they are 100 percent deductible. They are highly appreciated, especially in the phase of planning the holidays, thanks to the special deals and to the generous list of potential destinations.  Unlike in the case of offering the same net amount of money, the company saves 37 percent of the budget allocated to the employee.


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