Expedia restructures Egencia Corporate Travel Unit
Egencia, the corporate travel division of Expedia Inc., will restructure internally as it gears up to focus on its next five to 10 years of growth and disruption in the competitive field of travel management.
Egencia, the corporate travel division of Expedia Inc., will restructure internally as it gears up to focus on its next five to 10 years of growth and disruption in the competitive field of travel management, Skift has learned.
The reorganization will move away from the geographic segmentation between Egencia’s Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] divisions and divide the company into two globally aligned divisions.
Overall, the goal of the changes is to allow all departments of Egencia’s business to move as quickly as its product development teams, which are one of the most innovative groups in corporate travel.
Expedia sees itself as an acquirer in a corporate travel ecosystem rife with consolidation, as evinced by its integration of Orbitz, and a global approach to business operations makes sense in the context of future growth.
“It doesn’t change a lot for individuals on an execution basis; we wanted to line up teams on a worldwide basis,” Rob Greyber, president of Egencia, told Skift. “Our product teams have reached the point where they’re moving so quickly that we wanted to organize the business teams, when it comes to thinking about the future. Now we’ll be able to have more visibility on a global basis. Anybody can write a three-year plan, the hard part is executing it tomorrow…. I saw an opportunity for us to organize our teams around these things. Now, we’re on to the next phase of what we think companies [in corporate and business travel] are going to go through.”
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