BELLEVUE, Wash. – (December 9, 2009) – Egencia™, an Expedia, Inc. company, today launched the Egencia Global Alliance to expand its network of strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) and provide further global support to clients around the world. With points of sale in 15 countries, Egencia will now also provide services in Argentina, Hungary, Russia, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Uruguay. This announcement is the next step in a global expansion strategy with a focus on delivering first-class corporate travel services to major International markets.
“The Egencia Global Alliance is a testament to our global growth strategy and commitment to our customers,” said Rob Greyber, President of Egencia. “In the global economy, corporate travelers must be increasingly nimble and able to conduct business anywhere. Our Global Alliance positions Egencia to deliver on those needs and support our clients with global and local market expertise.”
With travel management services that extend worldwide, Egencia provides regionally-based expert travel consultants and comprehensive access to the best available travel inventory. The company combines experienced local partners with Egencia’s signature global offering. As part of the Global Alliance, local TMC partners also have the opportunity to serve Egencia’s growing network of global clients and extend their reach.
Egencia’s unique, global consolidated reporting offering already allows travel managers to create and run customized travel reports that aggregate travel data across countries and subsidiaries. With additional data gathered from Global Alliance partners, Egencia will provide deeper insight and cost control opportunities through a combination of powerful online reporting services and regular business reviews.
“Egencia’s global reporting platform and services help corporations consolidate travel data from all points of sale, providing powerful insight for program and policy optimization,” said Greyber.
Understanding the importance of providing the right resources to travel managers, Egencia is committed to providing 24/7 travel services to corporate travelers around the world. Through global management services supported by industry-leading technology, Egencia operates dedicated points of sale throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
Egencia has established partnerships with ATH in Russia, Ibusz in Hungary, Action Travel in Argentina and servicing Uruguay, Accent Travel in Romania, Orient Travel in United Arab Emirates, Global Travel Pte in Singapore, Lotus Tours in Hong Kong and Lion Travel in Taiwan.
About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company
Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world´s largest travel marketplace, Egencia helps business get ahead with a complete corporate travel offering supported by best-in-class online and offline service, and global market expertise. With real-time availability of data and customizable reports that are integrated globally, Egencia is committed to helping increase efficiencies and savings by giving its customers more insight and control over their travel program. Company URL: www.egencia.com
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