Egencia Releases 2013 Global Corporate Travel Forecast

            Egencia Releases 2013 Global Corporate Travel Forecast

Corporate travel arm of Expedia says airfare ticket prices will rise about
four percent next year; less so for hotel stays

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., PARIS, LONDON, and MUNICH, Oct. 4, 2012

BELLEVUE, Wash., PARIS, LONDON, and MUNICH, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, today unveiled its 2013 Global Corporate
Travel Forecast for air fares and hotel rates. Egencia found, based on
improving from 2012, albeit still sluggish market conditions going into 2013,
Average Ticket Prices (ATPs) and hotel Average Daily Rates (ADRs) for top
corporate travel destinations will be slightly up overall in North America,
Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Average Ticket Prices for airlines are expected to be slightly up (5%) in
North America, slightly up (3%) in Europe, and slightly up (5%) in
Asia-Pacific in 2013.

Average Daily Rates for hotels are expected to be slightly up (3%) in North
America, slightly up (2%) in Europe, and slightly up or flat (1%) in
Asia-Pacific.

"The global economy is volatile, and we've seen some deterioration in CEO
sentiment in recent months. But suppliers have carefully managed capacity
this year so we expect, even with moderating demand, some slight pricing
increases in most regions,"said Rob Greyber, President, Egencia. "Even with
the potential for higher costs, we believe there are a number of opportunities
to save and we are working closely with clients to ensure they achieve their
goals."

For full findings and analysis you can download the report here.

Methodology
Egencia examined the supply environment at a market-level for over 50
destinations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Data and insight for this report were based on the statistical analysis of
past and present industry trends, macroeconomic factors, market research and
vendors' capacity forecasts for 2013. Smith Travel Research (STR) and OAG
filings were leveraged for a market-level analysis of Lodging and Air
capacity, respectively. ARC, STR and Egencia Internal Data were used for
market-level analysis of pricing.

About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company

Egencia is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part
of Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, Egencia helps
businesses get ahead by offering the only truly integrated corporate travel
service. Egencia's industry expertise helps drive results that matter,
delivering meaningful advancements that have a real impact. By combining a
powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate
travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class
technology platform.

For more information, go to www.egencia.com.

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trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or
product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their
respective owners. © 2012 Egencia, LLC. All rights reserved. CST # 2083922-50

SOURCE Egencia

Website: http://www.expediacorporate.com
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Contact: Guy Weismantel, North America, +1-425-679-8875,
gweismantel@egencia.com; Raphaelle Boissicat, EMEA, +33 1 73 01 01 47,
r.boissicat@egencia.com; Sian Summers, APAC, +62 2 8235 5562,
sisummers@egencia.com