Expedia’s business travel brand, Egencia, has entered an agreement to include the Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s properties in the Egencia Preferred Rate programme.
The partnership – which will see more than 500 properties added to the Egencia network – was announced at the Global Business Travel Convention (GBTA) convention in Los Angeles. Hotels in the preferred rate programme offer special rates to Egencia travellers.
Chris Vukelich, Egencia vice-president supplier relations for the Americas, said: “Hyatt represents a valuable addition to our EPR programme.
“The Hyatt portfolio of brands and locations are an ideal fit for the contemporary Egencia business traveller seeking modern convenience and value, and we look forward to working with them to offer innovative promotions that will help our clients travel better.”
Greg Cross, senior vice president for revenue management at Hyatt, said: “We are pleased to work with a rapidly growing global Travel Management Company like Egencia.
“Business travellers are important to us and by working with Egencia we can cater to the needs of those travellers while also satisfying their companies’ business objectives with great value.
“This is an excellent opportunity for us to position ourselves as the preferred hotel for business travellers.”
The rollout of individual Hyatt properties into the programme is likely to begin in early August.