Egencia President Rob Greyber to Discuss "Future of Business Travel" at Puget
Sound Business Travel Association's November 13th Meeting
SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2013
SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Puget Sound Business Travel
Association announced today that Rob Greyber, president of Egencia, the
business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), will keynote its next
meeting and discuss the "Future of Business Travel" on Wednesday, Nov. 13
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Seattle.
According to the Global Business Travel Associations' quarterly outlook
report, companies and individuals will spend more than $1 trillion on business
trips in 2013—the most ever and rising in the years ahead. As more employees
travel, navigating change throughout their trips remains constant: gate
changes, flight delays or cancellations, extended trips or shortened trips.
As mobile adoption grows around the world, corporate travelers are turning to
their smartphones and tablets to aid them. In fact, a recent Future of Travel
survey from Expedia® and Egencia® found that 18-30 year-olds are far likelier
than 46-65 year-olds to consider mobile devices to be central to their travel
"Business travelers are competitive and want quick access to information to
stay productive," said Rob Greyber, president of Egencia. "When wheels hit the
ground, they are the first to power on their phones looking to see if their
travel plans remain intact or if a change has occurred. The future of travel
requires travel management companies, like Egencia, to stay focused on
delivering sophisticated solutions, from mobile to innovative
agent-assistance, that delight discerning travelers while helping travel and
procurement professionals manage costs and keep their employees safe on the
Lisa vanOmmen, president of the Puget Sound Business Travel Association, adds
"We're honored to have Rob Greyber from Egencia speak about the future of the
global corporate travel marketplace and how to succeed in a traveler-centric
and data-driven world. Our November meeting will be one of our chapter's most
interactive discussions, and we encourage attendees to come prepared with
thought-provoking questions and big ideas."
Event registration is required. Cost is $40 for members, $50 for non-members
or $400 for a table of 10. To register, please visit:
About the PSBTA
For over 35 years, The Puget Sound Business Travel Association has been the
voice for business travel management in the Puget Sound region. The goal of
the organization is to bring together those involved in the business travel
industry by providing opportunities for education, scholarship, networking,
and philanthropy. The Puget Sound Business Travel Association is comprised of
nearly 200 members. These members are responsible for either purchasing or
selling business travel related services. For more information about the
PSBTA or to join the organization please visit www.psbta.org.
About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company
Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering
innovative corporate travel solutions and expert local service to more than
10,000 clients in more than 60 countries around the world. As part of Expedia,
Inc., the world's largest travel company, Egencia provides forward-looking
companies with the ability to drive compliance and cost savings in their
travel programs, while meeting the needs and requirements of the modern
business traveler. For more information, please visit www.egencia.com or
follow us on Twitter @Egencia.
Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Egencia, LLC. All rights
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