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

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.

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