Egencia Continues Global Growth Momentum with Six New Service Sites
BELLEVUE, Wash., July 17, 2014 /CNW/ -- Egencia®, the business travel company
of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), today announced that following the launch of
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.
"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, travelers get the same expert Egencia
customer service, and our clients can count on consistent travel management
programs 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 that region can now access the Egencia online booking tool
locally and continue to turn to Business Travel Unlimited for travel
Middle East North Africa Three out of the five new EGA partnerships are
located in the strategic 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 there 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
-- 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 Algiers.
Latin America In January 2014, Egencia added Uruguay to its 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
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 traveler. For more information please visit us at
www.egencia.com or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.
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