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Egencia Leads the Future of Business Travel as it Celebrates 10 years in the Marketplace

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Egencia Leads the Future of Business Travel as it Celebrates 10 years in the Marketplace09:00 EST Wednesday, November 07, 2012Corporate travel arm of Expedia powers a travel technology revolution to deliver superior growth and prepares for the next decade of leadershipBELLEVUE, Wash., PARIS, LONDON and MUNICH, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, the corporate travel division of the Expedia, Inc. group (NASDAQ: EXPE), today kicked-off a company-wide celebration marking its 10th year as one of the world's leading travel management companies while reconfirming the company's vision for the business travel marketplace in the next 10 years and beyond. "November 2012 marks our first decade as a company, and what a decade it's been," said Rob Greyber, President, Egencia. "We are privileged to help millions of business travelers, to serve thousands of companies in countries around the world, and to partner with leading suppliers of air, hotel, car, and rail services.  Along the way, we've built a dynamic organization that's changed how corporate travel is viewed and managed in every conceivable way. Today marks a major milestone, and it also presents an opportunity to look to the future to define our role in leading the transformation of our industry."The rapid emergence of Egencia into the marketplace long dominated by traditional travel management companies fundamentally shifted how companies viewed their corporate travel programs.  Prior to Egencia, business travel was largely booked by calling an agent on the phone and using paper tickets.  Egencia redefined that model by combining innovative technology with local travel agent support.  This allowed companies and travelers alike to rethink how they approach their travel program and turn it into an asset within their organization."We give our customers solutions that travelers want to use," said Greyber.  "Clients look at what's possible in consumer travel and ask "why not here?"  That's unique?combining the best elements of the Expedia® family of leisure brands with a decade of understanding the complexity of corporate travel?it makes us exceptionally positioned to lead and deliver value for our customers everywhere."Egencia's employees will mark the 10 year anniversary with office celebrations in all corners of the world, including special recognition of its longest-serving employees and earliest customers of the company; community-building and philanthropic activities; and the launch of a thought leadership series on the "Future of Business Travel" that will engage with industry experts, suppliers, employees, and customers, on the coming opportunities and challenges in the next decade of business travel.About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. CompanyEgencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering innovative business travel technology and expert local service to over 10,000 clients in more than 50 countries around the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, we provide forward-looking solutions that allow our customers to drive compliance and cost savings in their travel programmes, while meeting the needs and requirements of the modern business traveler.  For more information please visit us at www.egencia.com or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.Expedia, 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. © 2012 Egencia, LLC.  All rights reserved. CST # 2083922-50SOURCE EgenciaFor further information: Guy Weismantel, North America, +1-425-679-8875, gweismantel@egencia.com;Raphaelle Boissicat, EMEA, +33 1 73 01 01 47, r.boissicat@egencia.com; Sian Summers, APAC,+62 2 8235 5562, sisummers@egencia.com