AMERICAN bosses sending staff to China no longer have to shop around to buy tickets and arrange accommodation. American Express (AmEx) has a one-stop travel shop which organises trips for foreign companies. However, card holders also could benefit from other travel-and business-related services AmEx has in China, according to Jia Li-jun, vice-president of American Express International. With more United States firms moving into China, having offices in 70 locations in the country was a major advantage for foreigners, Mr Jia said. 'AmEx invented the traveller's cheque and ours are now sold through branches of all local Chinese banks,' he said. 'We offer a same-day service for people who lose cheques in China, which makes a big difference for travellers who cannot speak the language. 'It's very easy and those who have lost their cards just have to go to one of our offices, or the Bank of China, and fill out a form.' An advantage for AmEx card holders in China was the bank's large network of offices and the bank had adapted its services within different China markets, he said. Since 1981, the company had built an office in Beijing, opened offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou last year and was setting up in Xiamen this year. Restrictions on foreign banks operating in renminbi had not affected AmEx's services to its clients, Mr Jia said. 'Many US businessmen will be pleased to know we have our own automatic teller machines (ATM) in the three main business markets - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 'It is the only ATM machine network in China where card holders have 24-hour access to cash in US dollars and local currency.'