AZBTA and Egencia Partner with Clean the World

                AZBTA and Egencia Partner with Clean the World

Business travel community in Greater Phoenix area joins together in early
February to collect toiletries and prepare hygiene kits for those in need

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Jan. 28, 2014

PHOENIX, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Arizona Business Travel Association
(AZBTA) and Egencia®, the business travel brand of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
EXPE), today announced their respective organizations have partnered with the
non-profit Clean the World to collect toiletries and build hygiene kits for
those in need in the Greater Phoenix area the first week in February.


Every day Clean the World collects and recycles soap and shampoo products
discarded by the hospitality industry. Through the distribution of these and
other donated hygiene products to impoverished people, the organization helps
prevent hygiene-related illnesses and related deaths.

From Monday, Feb. 3 through Wednesday, Feb. 5, AZBTA, Egencia and the Pointe
Hilton Squaw Peak Resort will be collecting soaps, shampoos, conditioners,
lotions and other toiletries for Clean the World to distribute.

"Giving back to the communities we serve is at the core of our values," says
Mark Hollyhead, Egencia's senior vice president of the Americas. "We're
delighted the AZBTA and businesses in Phoenix share this value and are
partnering with us to support an important cause and deserving organization,
Clean the World."

Additionally on Monday, Feb. 3 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. approximately 150 employees
from Egencia along with members from the AZBTA will build toiletry kits at the
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort which coincides with Egencia's annual sales
meeting taking place in Phoenix. Within the United States Clean the World has
distributed more than 200,000 ONE Project hygiene kits, like the ones the
AZBTA and Egencia are building.

Parley Stock, president of the AZBTA, adds, "Our organization and travel
industry members have a keen interest in helping those in our local community.
We applaud travel management companies like Egencia for allocating time for
their employees to engage in social responsibility while on business in

To lend support to Clean the World, please visit


TheArizona Business Travel Association(AZBTA) is the official affiliate of
the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) that is dedicated to promoting a
successful business travel community in Arizona. We are committed to
broadening the knowledge of travel management professionals through providing
programs to educate and motivate. Monthly meetings feature prominent industry
leaders speaking on business travel-related topics, plus an opportunity for
members to share ideas and get to know their peers. Each event provides
members with an avenue for personal growth and professional development to
help create successful, efficient travel programs. To learn more, please visit

About Clean the World

Clean the World Foundation, Inc. was founded in February 2009 by two
individuals, Shawn Seipler and Paul Till. Clean the World is a Florida
not-for-profit corporation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.Since
its inception, Clean the World has been steadily increasing its services and
operations to accommodate rapidly expanding community needs, awareness and
donations, and has accepted in-kind donations of more than $2,000,000. In the
process, Clean the World has put over 15.5 million soap bars and 325,000
pounds of bottled amenities back into human use, simultaneously eliminating
more than 1900 tons of waste.For more information, please visit

About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. brand

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 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. © 2014 Egencia, LLC. All rights
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