Egencia continues global growth momentum with six new service sites
LONDON, July 17, 2014
-- New online services in Czech Republic and Egencia Global Alliance partners
across Middle East North Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific bring
consumer-inspired solutions to 64 countries
LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, the business travel company of
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), today announced that following the launch of new
online services in the Czech Republic and five new Egencia Global Alliance
(EGA) partners added over the last six months, a total of 64 countries are now
served by the company. The company's expansion responds to customer demand for
services in new global markets.
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"Egencia has grown and grown consistently over the past several years,
outpacing our major competitors and showing double–digit, top-line growth
every year," says Rob Greyber, president of Egencia. "Geographically, we're
expanding right along with our customers as they reach into emerging markets.
No matter where they book their travel, travellers get the same expert Egencia
customer service, and our clients can count on consistent travel management
programmes and consolidated reporting across all regions."
Customer service with local insights and integrated technology On June 30th,
2014, Egencia launched its online services, www.egencia.cz , in the Czech
Republic . The new online services reinforce the partnership between Egencia
and Czech EGA partner, Business Travel Unlimited, allowing the offline
services they provide to be integrated into the Egencia online booking system.
Customers in the region can now access the Egencia online booking tool locally
and continue to turn to Business Travel Unlimited for travel consultant
Middle East North Africa Three out of the five new EGA partnerships are
located in the Middle East North Africa region:
*Dubai , a major business and transportation hub for the Middle East, made
the United Arab Emirates one of the first countries covered by the EGA
program when it started in 2009. Egencia has signed a new EGA partnership
in the market with Al Tayer Travel, a privately held Dubai-based company
operating in 12 countries throughout the Middle East.
*In response to increasing customer demand, Egencia now covers Egypt
through a partnership with Travco Group International , a Giza-based full
service travel agency with 30 independent companies.
*In Algeria, EGA partner OK Voyage is one of the top five travel companies
in the market and serves Egencia customers from its headquarters in
Latin America In January 2014 Egencia added Uruguay to its roster of countries
served in Latin America. New EGA partner Montevido-based Viajes y Turismo
(VYT) is a leading travel agency with over 32 years of experience in the
corporate travel industry.
Asia Pacific The latest addition to the EGA network in the Asia Pacific region
is Orbit Corporate Travel in New Zealand . Orbit Corporate Travel has over 25
years of experience in the corporate travel industry and is part of the House
of Travel Group, the largest travel brand in New Zealand.
For an interactive map with all of the Egencia locations worldwide, go to
Egencia will be highlighting its momentum in travel management solutions at
the GBTA convention in Los Angeles from July 24-30. Visit booth #2625 to find
out more and see our latest technology innovations.
About Egencia Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company
delivering innovative business travel technology and expert local service to
more than 10,000 clients in 64 countries around the world. As part of Expedia,
Inc., one of the world's largest travel companies, 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 traveller. For more information please visit us at
www.egencia.co.uk or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia_UK .
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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
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Contact: Anne McElroy-Arnaud| PR Manager, Egencia Europe, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: +33 (0)1 73 01 02 21 | Mobile: +33 (0)6
13 24 43 39, or Emma-Jane Edwards | Fleishman-Hillard UK, Email:
EmmaJane.Edwards@fleishmaneurope.com, Office: +44 (0)207 395 7034
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