Egencia Adds India and Australia Country Directors

    Senior Additions Show Commitment to Global Strategy

    SYDNEY, Australia and GURGAON, India, Feb. 2 /CNW/ -- Egencia, an
Expedia, Inc. company, announced today the addition of Gaurav Sundaram and Ken
Pfaffmann as dedicated country managers in India and Australia, respectively.
The new hires are indicative of Egencia's growing commitment and investment in
the APAC marketplace. As country managers, Sundaram and Pfaffmann will oversee
business operations including sales, account management and the delivery of
exceptional, localized customer service.
    Egencia(TM) offers businesses in India and Australia strong local service
and content combined with the company's industry-leading suite of online
booking and travel management tools.  This includes access to business
intelligence capabilities such as unused ticket tracking and customisable
Lowest Logical Fare reporting as well as direct control of their data through
the company's global reporting functionality.
    "We are pleased to continue our investment in the Asia-Pacific
marketplace with the additions of Gaurav Sundaram and Ken Pfaffmann. These
talented executives bring extensive experience to the Egencia team, enabling
us to grow our local business in India and Australia and to meet and exceed
our clients' expectations," said Pam Keenan Fritz, Egencia Vice President of
Asia Pacific and Global Partnerships.
    Gaurav Sundaram brings extensive expertise in corporate travel management
from previous executive positions including Chief Executive for Lionel India.
He is a proven, high-energy leader with nearly 20 years of experience and
considerable success in the travel services industry.
    "India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, providing
many opportunities to support corporate travel programs for businesses and
global companies that operate here," said Sundaram.  "Egencia will deliver
best in class service and value while fully recognizing the challenges unique
to the Indian business travel environment."
    Ken Pfaffmann is returning to Egencia where he has previously held roles
in finance and operations. He joins us again after Virgin Charter where he was
responsible for defining and executing the company's product strategy and
creating and driving the customer service function.  With more than 15 years
of experience in business planning, customer service and product management in
the travel and technology industries, Pfaffmann has a history of leading
fast-growing and innovative organizations.
    "Australia is an incredibly important market for Egencia, and I am
looking forward to working with companies here to maximize the value of their
travel programs," said Pfaffmann. "Egencia's approach is to ensure the unique
needs of each market are met, while still providing a consistent level of
service on a global scale."
    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.
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product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their
respective owners.
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