By Expedia Guest Author, on November 13, 2008

Egencia To Launch Full-Service Travel Offering in India

Best-In-Class Technology Platform and Fully-Localized Service Strengthen Company’s Global Footprint

GURGAON, India and BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced the launch of its service in India. Companies doing business in India now have access to fully localized service and content combined with Egencia’s innovative suite of online booking and travel management tools. A strong in-country account management team provides dedicated client service 24/7.


Based in Gurgaon, Egencia offers local businesses in India online access to an extensive range of reports, allowing travel managers to analyze business travel information on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Egencia India will help Indian businesses and companies with local facilities get ahead by offering a truly integrated corporate travel service supported by in-market managers with global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform.


“India is an important international business center with a strong economy, which makes it an ideal market for Egencia’s superior corporate travel management services,” said Pam Keenan Fritz, vice president of Asia-Pacific for Egencia. “This expansion adds another important piece to Egencia’s global presence, further demonstrating our ability to help companies around the world control costs without sacrificing service to their business travelers.”


  Egencia will provide Indian corporations and travelers 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


India is yet another step in Egencia’s expanding global footprint on top of recent launches in Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia. Companies choose Egencia for products and services that bring together local market expertise with integrated worldwide data, reporting and analytics to deliver one powerful global travel partnership.


In addition, Egencia continues its global expansion in Switzerland. Fully-localized services will ensure that Egencia services each new market’s unique needs whilst ensuring that customers have the same consistent corporate travel management experience around the world. Secondly, the new offering will enhance the customer experience by providing technology, information and reporting tools that are accessible, easy to use and which maximize value.


As the fifth largest travel management company in the world, Egencia serves a wide range of today’s most successful corporations and brands, and books well in excess of $1 billion in travel every year.


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 partnerships help drive results that matter and bring 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.


Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.


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