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
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
-- 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
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 -
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 www.egencia.com or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.
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