Egencia to Launch Full-Service Travel Offering in Australia



    
    World-class technology platform combined with localized service
strengthens
    company's global footprint

    
    SYDNEY, Australia and LOS ANGELES, July 29 /CNW/ -- Egencia, an Expedia,
Inc. company, today announced the launch of service in Australia. Companies
doing business in Australia will have access to fully localized service and
content combined with the company's industry leading suite of online booking
and travel management tools.  A strong in-country account management team will
provide dedicated client service.
    Australia is yet another step in Egencia's expanding global footprint on
top of recent launches in China, Ireland and the Netherlands.  The company's
approach to international expansion includes an emphasis on strong local
service and deep supplier relationships to support their customers in key
markets, helping them maintain a global business edge.
    "Our unwavering focus on quality means we do not enter a market unless we
can provide a level of service that is truly reflective of our commitment to
clients," says Jean-Pierre Remy, president of Egencia.  "To this aim, we look
forward to offering corporations with offices in Australia strong travel
management service that is localized to meet the unique needs of their
market."
    
    Egencia(TM) will provide Australian corporations and travellers with:
    

    
    -- Access to the company's industry leading self-booking platform
       including custom-defined destinations
    -- Dedicated local account management and customer service teams
    -- Strong business intelligence capabilities including unused ticket
       tracking and customisable Lowest Logical Fare reporting
    -- Access to Egencia's broad global supply network including localized
       hotel and air content such as major low-cost carriers
    -- User friendly policy and trip approval controls
    -- Direct access and control of their data through the company's global
       reporting functionality
    
    These offerings contain benefits for travellers, travel managers and
executives, all in one system.  The addition of an Australian point of sale
allows Egencia to more efficiently service larger companies with global travel
management needs.
    
    About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company
    
    Egencia 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 by offering the only truly integrated
corporate travel service. Egencia's industry expertise and the partnerships
the company has built help drive results that matter, delivering meaningful
advancements that have a real impact.  By combining a powerful offline and
online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering
supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform.
    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.
    
    (C) 2008 Expedia, Inc.  All rights reserved. CST# 2029030-40, 2083922-50.

    




For further information:

For further information: Jordan Rittenberry of Edelman, +1-312-240-1226,
Jordan.rittenberry@edelman.com, for Egencia, an Expedia company Web Site:
http://www.expediacorporate.com


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