Egencia to expand into seven new countries

Expedia’s business travel arm Egencia is expanding into seven countries with new corporate travel management services.

New countries served by the company and its global online booking technology include Turkey, and those served with partners within the Egencia Global Alliance (EGA) including the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama. This brings the total number of countries served to 62.

Egencia claims to be the first travel management company to offer integrated online and agent-assisted corporate travel management in Turkey.

Its online booking tool was launched this quarter and will serve all Egencia customers operating in Turkey as the phased introduction continues.

EMEA senior vice president Christophe Peymirat said: “Part of our strategy for providing our customers with global technology and local service is worldwide expansion into strategic new markets.

“This is why we are happy to announce the launch of our online services in Turkey and our recent EGA partnerships in the Baltics and Latin America.”

Egencia has partnered with the Baltic Travel Group, a travel and destination management services company in the Baltic region.

The global alliance now serves 15 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa including: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, UAE, and Ukraine.

Three new alliance partners in Latin America include Gestur in the Dominican Republic, Amate Travel in El Salvador and Novaterra in Panama. The alliance covers 13 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

Ten countries are covered in the Asia Pacific region including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.

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