Egencia Meetings & Incentives Introduces First Single-Source Meetings Management Solution



    Reward Worldwide to become part of Egencia Meetings & Incentives; new
solution consolidates meetings and incentives spend and drives cost savings

    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia(TM) Meetings &
Incentives, the meetings and incentives management division of Egencia, today
introduced the first fully-integrated global solution for meetings policy and
reporting. The solution combines online registration, attendee management,
travel booking and reporting with Egencia's experienced team of meetings
professionals, making it the first single-source meetings solution in the
industry. With Egencia, companies also benefit from end-to-end meetings
management, including expertise in procurement services and event planning
(design, production and logistics) to program optimization and analysis.

    "Meetings consolidation is an important strategy in managing overall
travel spend," said Pam Keenan Fritz, Senior Vice President, Egencia North
America. "Companies are looking for additional insight and control while
maintaining a premium attendee experience. Egencia Meetings & Incentives
brings together our highly-experienced meeting managers with market-leading
technology in a single solution, helping our clients to spend smarter and
deliver maximum business results."

    Reward Worldwide, the leading meetings and incentives agency, will be
rebranded as Egencia Meetings & Incentives. Utilizing Reward Worldwide's
expertise in premier incentive programs, Egencia is now able to deliver
customized, creative meetings management that also improves and rewards
performance. Reward Worldwide was acquired by Egencia in June 2008 in
conjunction with the company's acquisition of Synergi Global Travel
Management, a leading Canadian corporate travel management company.
    

    Benefits of Single-Source Meetings Management
    
    Egencia Meetings & Incentives combines professional full-service
expertise and market-leading technology, giving companies complete oversight
and control over planning and spend. Specific benefits include:
    

    --  Expert Support:  Clients benefit from expert support for all their
        meeting needs, whether for small meetings, large and complex corporate
        events or creative incentive trips. Egencia's in-house negotiation
team
        is also available to drive flexible and cost-effective contracts.
    --  Spend Consolidation: Consolidate program management for meetings and
        corporate travel into a single tool, helping identify savings
        opportunities. Clients can leverage Egencia preferred supplier
        relationships to attain deeper savings and bypass fees they may
        otherwise incur using an outside agency for a reservation.
    --  Visibility & Reporting: Egencia offers a consolidated reporting
        platform with insight into online and offline bookings and real-time
        visibility into meetings and corporate spend. Clients of Egencia's
        travel management offering benefit from quarterly reviews that combine
        corporate travel and meetings spend.
    --  Simplicity: Many businesses today coordinate between a meetings and
        incentives firm, registration tool and self-booking platform for each
        meeting, leading to additional complexity and errors in the meetings
        management process. Egencia provides full accountability for all
        aspects from a single source and contact.

    --  Cost Savings:  By eliminating the need for travelers to book via two
        separate platforms - one for regular business trips and one for
        meetings - companies drive online adoption and subsequent savings in
        transactions, yet also have access to Egencia's experienced team for
        offline needs. Travelers no longer need to re-enter their preferences
        twice and can easily view all upcoming travel with one source.


    
    "Currently, travelers typically book meeting travel and regular business
trips through two different providers, which means travelers are
inconvenienced, and companies lack the visibility to make calculated business
decisions," said Debbie Grossi, Director of Egencia Meetings & Incentives
North America. "Our single-source solution combined with the Egencia's
full-service meetings management team helps companies more easily identify
savings opportunities and make policy adjustments."
    

    For more information, go to www.egenciameetings.com

    About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company
    
    Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, 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 with a complete
corporate travel offering supported by best-in-class online and offline
service, and global market expertise. With real-time availability of data and
customizable reports that are integrated globally, Egencia is committed to
helping increase efficiencies and savings by giving its customers more insight
and control over their travel program.
    

    Company URL: www.egencia.com

    
    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.
    

    (C) 2009 Egencia, LLC.  All rights reserved.  CST #: 2083922-50



    




For further information:

For further information: U.S. Inquiries, Lauren Berg, +1-312-233-1390,
lauren.berg@edelman.com, or Canada Inquiries, Noor Marzook, +1-416-979-1120,
ext. 239, noor.marzook@edelman.com, both of Edelman, for Egencia Web Site:
http://www.egencia.com


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