Egencia Presents its Integrated Technology and Services Vision at GBTA

 Egencia Presents its Integrated Technology and Services Vision at GBTA  BELLEVUE, Wash., July 22, 2014 /CNW/ -- Egencia®, the business travel company  of Expedia, Inc., plans to unveil new perspectives on future travelers, and  the travel management programs that support them, during three sessions at the  GBTA Convention on July 28(th).  "At Egencia we have always believed that the future of business travel meant  providing companies and travelers with responsive technology tightly connected  to the very best in off-line service," says Mark Hollyhead, senior vice  president for Egencia, the Americas. "For over 10 years we've been committed  to this goal and have continued our investment in global, modern,  consumer-inspired solutions for companies of all sizes. We're excited to be  showcasing our very latest product and service innovations at this year's GBTA  convention, including a first look at our latest mobile developments."  Egencia's GBTA sessions will focus on fundamental evolutions within the  business travel industry, and how they can create opportunities for both  travelers and their companies.  Relevant Solutions for Digitally-connected Travelers  Mark Hollyhead will  moderate the session, "Rise of the Silent Traveler" which explores how  independent, digital travelers have changed the way they expect to interact  with travel consultants. The panel is an extension of the recent Skift  analysis on how travel companies are responding to this trend. In the  analysis, Egencia research demonstrates that over 76% of travelers agree or  strongly agree that interacting in person is important during hotel check-in.  In an apparent contradiction, 59% would choose the self-service check-in  option to save time. This shows how contextually designed digital travel  services can attract travelers while providing cost-savings for companies.        --  Attend the session: 7/28 at 9 am in Academy Hall Room 511ABC     --  Participants: Mark Hollyhead, Egencia; Rafat Ali, Skift         Magazine; Sarah Moon, Randstad; LaRai Wichelmann, Intellectual         Ventures  Corporate Savings Through Savvy Travel Management  Chris Vukelich, Egencia  vice-president, supplier relations for the Americas will participate in a  debate on "New Opportunities for Savings - Where's a Mature Travel Management  Program to Go?" He will explore how companies can use data and mobile booking  tools to optimize travel policies according to their very specific definition  of value. He will use examples of how Egencia designs tools that travel  managers can use to maximize savings.     --  Attend the session: 7/28 at 9 am, Academy Hall Room 515B     --  Participants: Chris Vukelich, Egencia; Stephen Mitleider,         Wolters Kluwer; Rock Blanco, Cornerstone Information Systems  Full-service Partnerships with Technology Integrated into Service  To present  the Egencia view on "The Role of TMCs in the Evolution of Travel Management,"  Kjarsten Philipsen, senior director, sales and account management for Egencia  North America, will show how proactive TMCs can become true extensions of a  company's travel management program and lead it to smarter savings and more  productive travel.     --  Attend the session: 7/28 at 10:30 am, Academy Hall Room 515A     --  Participants: Kjarsten Philipsen, Egencia; Chris Nicholas,         Travel Management Advisors; Sam Keene, Covington Travel; David         Holyoke, Travel Leaders; Patricia Stout, The Alamo Travel Group  Egencia will be showcasing its new offerings at the GBTA convention in Los  Angeles from July 24-30. Visit booth #2625 to find out more and see the latest  Egencia innovations.  In keeping with the convention theme, "Business in Motion," and the dynamic  spirit of Egencia, the TMC invites press, customers, prospects and partners to  celebrate "Art in Motion" on the rooftop at The Standard hotel on July 29, 7 -  11 pm.  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. (NASDAQ: EXPE), 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 or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.  © 2014 Egencia, LLC.  All rights reserved.  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.  CST # 2029030-50; CST # 2083922-50.  Logo -    SOURCE  Egencia  Anne McElroy-Arnaud| PR Manager, Office: +33 (0)1 73 01 02 21, Mobile: +33  (0)6 13 24 43 39,  CO: Expedia, Inc. ST: Washington NI: CPR ELE LEI SHOW  
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