By Expedia Guest Author, on July 29, 2008

Egencia to Launch Full-Service Travel Offering in Australia

World-class technology platform combined with localized service strengthens company’s global footprint

SYDNEY, Australia and LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced the launch of service in Australia. Companies doing business in Australia will have access to fully localized service and content combined with the company’s industry leading suite of online booking and travel management tools. A strong in-country account management team will provide dedicated client service.


Australia is yet another step in Egencia’s expanding global footprint on top of recent launches in China, Ireland and the Netherlands. The company’s approach to international expansion includes an emphasis on strong local service and deep supplier relationships to support their customers in key markets, helping them maintain a global business edge.


“Our unwavering focus on quality means we do not enter a market unless we can provide a level of service that is truly reflective of our commitment to clients,” says Jean-Pierre Remy, president of Egencia. “To this aim, we look forward to offering corporations with offices in Australia strong travel management service that is localized to meet the unique needs of their market.”


  Egencia™ will provide Australian corporations and travellers with:

— Access to the company’s industry leading self-booking platform
including custom-defined destinations
— Dedicated local account management and customer service teams
— Strong business intelligence capabilities including unused ticket
tracking and customisable Lowest Logical Fare reporting
— Access to Egencia’s broad global supply network including localized
hotel and air content such as major low-cost carriers
— User friendly policy and trip approval controls
— Direct access and control of their data through the company’s global
reporting functionality


These offerings contain benefits for travellers, travel managers and executives, all in one system. The addition of an Australian point of sale allows Egencia to more efficiently service larger companies with global travel management needs.


About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company


Egencia 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 by offering the only truly integrated corporate travel service. Egencia’s industry expertise and the partnerships the company has built help drive results that matter, delivering meaningful advancements that have a real impact. By combining a powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform.


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