Expedia Inc’s travel management company, Egencia, has expanded its global footprint with partnerships in seven new territories, including Brazil.
Egencia, the fifth largest travel management company in the world, launched the Egencia Global Alliance (EGA) at the back-end of last year with partners in nine countries, including Russia.
EGA partners service existing Egencia global clients in their own country but will not go out and source new business for Egencia.
Brazil is the largest market covered in the latest announcement. Its partner in the country will be Tour House, a Sao Paulo based TMC set up in 1990.
Other countries now part of EGA are Mexico, Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Malaysia. EGA now has partners in 16 countries.
Egencia has its own point of sale in 15 countries, including its key markets of the US, Canada, France, Germany and the UK.