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Expedia changes corporate travel brand to Egencia

eTN  Jul 01, 2008

BELLEVUE, Washington - Expedia(R) Corporate Travel today announced that the company has updated its brand to clarify its promise to customers, business travelers, travel bookers, suppliers and partners. The company has become a strong, growing global business on a scale that warrants its own distinct brand. As part of this effort, Expedia Corporate Travel is changing its name to Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company.

The Egencia(TM) brand will serve as a platform to further define and differentiate how the company is pushing the industry forward and driving the next evolution for its customers. Whether arming travel managers with the most in-depth global reporting tools available in the marketplace or enhancing the business traveler experience through access to user-generated content, Egencia is dedicated to delivering results that matter to corporate travel clients. As the corporate travel brand within Expedia, Inc., the company is paving the way for further growth and increased global competitiveness.

"We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to our customers changing needs and deliver the services expected of a true business partner, and the Egencia brand reflects who we truly are as a company," said Jean-Pierre Remy, president of Egencia. "Having led innovation in the corporate travel industry, we see this as an opportunity to further define ourselves in the marketplace and set a foundation for further advancements in the years to come."

Egencia is also introducing new tools for business travelers, travel managers and travel bookers that truly transform the business of travel. As the fifth largest travel management company in the world, Egencia is known for taking great strides and delivering meaningful solutions that create true value for customers, suppliers and partners.

"Expedia Corporate Travel has had a huge impact on the corporate travel industry," said Dara Khosrowshahi, president and chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc. "As Egencia, the company has the platform to grow its position in the marketplace and further evolve to stay ahead of the competition. With Expedia, Inc.'s strength and support, this change elevates the company to a whole new level, a true win-win situation for Egencia, its customers and partners."

Expedia changes corporate travel brand to Egencia

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