Posted June 1, 2017

Egencia Rethinks Agent Hiring And Training To Cultivate 'Tech-Savvy Millennials'

Knowing well that the next generation of travel agents won't look like the current one, Expedia-owned travel management company Egencia has adopted a program to attract and train a younger demographic of frontline counselors. Read More »
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Posted February 10, 2017

Egencia Looks To Double Sales In Four Years, Bulk Up Sales Force

Last year, Egencia's gross bookings rose 17 percent from 2015 to reach $6.4 billion, and Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday the company's corporate travel arm aims "to double over the next four years." Read More »
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Posted October 27, 2016
Dara Khosrowshahi

INTERVIEW: Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

In a keynote address on innovation at The Beat Live last week, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discussed how the pace of innovation is accelerating, how experimentation and collaboration nurture innovation and how "perfect is the enemy of innovation." Along with that, he shared a philosophy on the virtue of making "small bets" in various areas versus making "big bets" in one or two. Following his address, Khosrowshahi took the stage to field questions on innovation, the corporate travel market and Expedia's bets—big and small—in travel. Read More »
Posted July 19, 2016

Egencia Will Finish Orbitz For Business Cutovers This Month

Denver – Egencia will sunset Orbitz for Business and complete client migrations this month, following Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide last year, Egencia Americas senior vice president Mark Hollyhead said in an interview this week at the Global Business Travel Association convention here. Read More »
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Posted June 2, 2016

Hold The Phone: TMCs Delve Into Text And Chat

It used to be that if business travelers wanted to reach a travel agent, their only option was a phone call. Now, corporate travel agencies of all sizes are supporting multiple modes of communications, including chat and SMS texting, to help travelers plan, book and manage trips. Read More »
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Posted April 29, 2016

Orbitz For Business Boosts Egencia In First Quarter

Egencia's first-quarter gross bookings rose 21 percent year over year to $1.66 billion, parent company Expedia reported Thursday, an increase due in large part to the inclusion of Orbitz for Business results in Egencia's financial statements. Expedia acquired Orbitz Worldwide last year. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2016

TMC Mobile Apps Hook Up With Uber

Major travel management companies Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Expedia's Egencia have incorporated Uber ride requests into their respective mobile apps. Read More »
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Posted November 20, 2015

Egencia-Orbitz For Business Integration Underway

During a company earnings call late last month, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the bulk of the work integrating its recent Orbitz acquisition would occur "over the next nine months," but some business lines, including Orbitz for Business, would be "pushing out to a year or more." Read More »
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Posted March 13, 2015
Mark Hollyhead

INTERVIEW: Egencia Sr. VP Mark Hollyhead

Egencia senior vice president of the Americas Mark Hollyhead this week discussed Egencia's approach to acquisitions, technology and other topics with The Beat's Jay Boehmer. Read More »
Posted February 19, 2015

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