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INTERVIEW: Expedia Inc. CEO 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.

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."

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."

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.

Egencia Booking Volume Up, 'Corporate Transactions Look Good'

Egencia's gross booking volume increased 13 percent to $1.4 billion for the three months ending Dec. 31, parent company Expedia reported Wednesday. Those quarterly results now include Orbitz for Business, which operates alongside Egencia following the acquisition of Orbitz, which closed in September.

Featured Speakers Confirmed, Registration Opens For The Beat Live

Now is your chance to secure a spot at The Beat Live when it storms through the Windy City in October. Register here for the early-bird rate to join us at this must-attend event for travel management executives, corporate travel technologists and other top industry thinkers.

Don't Forget To Register For The Beat Live

Don't forget to register for The Beat Live, Oct. 18 to 20 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Don't Forget To Submit Your Keynote Pitch To Speak At The Beat Live

The deadline to submit keynote pitches to address industry heavy hitters attending The Beat Live is fast approaching.

Speak At The Beat Live 2016

In keeping with tradition, The Beat Live this year will feature a keynote speaker chosen by readers. Want to be the one? Now is your chance to pitch what you would tell the crowd of industry players in attendance.

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.