PTO Exchange Expands Ways Employees Can Use Paid Leave for Travel

PTO Exchange, the leading benefits platform that allows employees to self-direct the value of their unused paid time off (PTO) for other needs and causes, announced that it has expanded its discounted travel options for customers and their employees. PTO Exchange will now offer a broader set of benefits via its travel partners through its PTO Travel option.

PTO Exchange is the first flexible benefits platform to offer the ability to convert unused vacation days to help employees pay for a trip. With its travel partners, PTO Exchange adds value to an existing benefit by offering a convenient way for employees to convert their unused vacation into discounted (15 percent or more) hotel rooms, airfare and car rentals, from dozens of travel brands in the US and beyond.

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“We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of PTO Travel,” said Rob Schwend, VP of Product at PTO Exchange. “Now employees can garner even more value from their existing leave benefit. This is another reason why our platform is the leader in the category – we are offering something unique in the marketplace.”


Employers offer PTO Exchange to their employees to give them more options for realizing the value of their unused vacation days, based on their own needs and priorities. To book vacation rewards, employees:

  • Login through a Single Sign On (SSO) on their HR portal or directly via
  • Review their Dashboard showing the number of PTO hours accrued in total, the number of PTO hours that are available to exchange, and the value of the PTO available to exchange.
  • Select the “Travel” button to be redirected to travel page
  • Select the “Book Travel” button to be redirected to our partner travel portal
  • Select among discounted hotels, rental cars or flights
  • Purchase selected travel using a personal credit card
  • The Travel Portal updates PTO Exchange with itinerary and purchase details
  • Employees then choose the number of PTO hours to exchange to pay for the travel purchase
  • PTO balances are automatically adjusted

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