Expedia Corporate Travel changes name to Egencia

30th Jun 2008

Expedia Corporate Travel is changing its name to Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company.
“We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to our customers changing needs and deliver the services expected of a true business partner, and the Egencia brand reflects who we truly are as a company,” said Jean-Pierre Remy, president of Egencia. “Having led innovation in the corporate travel industry, we see this as an opportunity to further define ourselves in the marketplace and set a foundation for further advancements in the years to come.”

Egencia is also introducing new tools for business travellers, travel managers and travel bookers that truly transform the business of travel:

Online rail bookings - Egencia is further extending its online train capabilities to include Germany. The service is already available in France, the UK and Belgium. Customers will now have the ability to book tickets online for national and international rail services available on the Deutsche Bahn network. All fares will be available online. This service removes the need for customers to stop at the station to purchase tickets, transforming the travel booking experience.

Airline information services - In collaboration with airlines, Egencia will offer enhanced access to additional information such as cabin or on-board services. This service will further guide travel bookers, helping them make the most appropriate flight selection.

Easy-to-use tools - Egencia has designed a series of easy-to-use tools for both travel bookers and travellers. On the one hand, new traveller profile search functions have been introduced to make research easier for travel bookers. On the other hand, on-the-go travellers will have the option of checking-in online rather than at the airport desk. Additionally, customers will also receive automatic alerts if subscription or ID cards are about to expire.




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