Egencia Leads the Future of Business Travel as it Celebrates 10 years in the
Corporate travel arm of Expedia powers a travel technology revolution to
deliver superior growth and prepares for the next decade of leadership
BELLEVUE, Wash., PARIS, LONDON and MUNICH, Nov. 7, 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash., PARIS, LONDON andMUNICH, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Egencia®, the corporate travel division of the Expedia, Inc. group(NASDAQ:
EXPE), today kicked-off a company-wide celebration marking its 10^th year as
one of the world's leading travel management companies while reconfirming the
company's vision for the business travel marketplace in the next 10 years and
"November 2012 marks our first decade as a company,and what a decade it's
been," said Rob Greyber, President, Egencia. "We are privileged to help
millions of business travelers, to serve thousands of companies in countries
around the world, and to partner with leading suppliers of air, hotel, car,
and rail services. Along the way, we've built a dynamic organization that's
changed how corporate travel is viewed and managed in every conceivable way.
Today marks a major milestone, and it also presents an opportunity to look to
the future to define our role in leading the transformation of our industry."
The rapid emergence of Egencia into the marketplace long dominated by
traditional travel management companies fundamentally shifted how companies
viewed their corporate travel programs. Prior to Egencia, business travel was
largely booked by calling an agent on the phone and using paper tickets.
Egencia redefined that model by combining innovative technology with local
travel agent support. This allowed companies and travelers alike to rethink
how they approach their travel program and turn it into an asset within their
"We give our customers solutions that travelers want to use," said Greyber.
"Clients look at what's possible in consumer travel and ask "why not here?"
That's unique—combining the best elements of the Expedia® family of leisure
brands with a decade of understanding the complexity of corporate travel—it
makes us exceptionally positioned to lead and deliver value for our customers
Egencia's employees will mark the 10 year anniversary with office celebrations
in all corners of the world, including special recognition of its
longest-serving employees and earliest customers of the company;
community-building and philanthropic activities; and the launch of a thought
leadership series on the "Future of Business Travel" that will engage with
industry experts, suppliers, employees, and customers, on the coming
opportunities and challenges in the next decade of business travel.
About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company
Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering
innovative business travel technology and expert local service to over 10,000
clients in more than 50 countries around the world. As part of Expedia, Inc.,
(NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, we provide
forward-looking solutions that allow our customers to drive compliance and
cost savings in their travel programmes, while meeting the needs and
requirements of the modern business traveler. For more information please
visit us at www.egencia.com or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.
Expedia, Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or
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