Egencia Announces 2011 Mobile Strategy and Investment

By Egencia, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

Company Announces Upcoming Mobile Features and Functionalities and Releases Mobile Safety & Security Strategies Report

PARIS and LONDON and MUNICH and BRUSSELS, March 15, 2011 - Egencia(R), an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced the next steps of
its mobile strategy and investment for 2011 and the upcoming launch of new
mobile features and capabilities for business travellers and corporate
clients. Additionally, Egencia, in partnership with Business Travel Media
Group, today released a mobile safety and security strategies report,
uncovering best practices that organisations can leverage to protect their
travellers while on the road.

"We continue to listen and support the needs of our clients and their
travellers, working to provide the tools and technology necessary to help
them maximise time and increase efficiency," said Rob Greyber, President,
Egencia. "In today's fast-paced global marketplace, business travellers need
immediate and relevant information combined with on-the-go functionality.
Today's announcement is just one step in our ongoing investment and
innovation in the mobile space. We will also release shopping and booking
capabilities supported by strong policy management later this year."

The new mobile experience will be available via iPhone App and Mobile
Web, ensuring usability for all web enabled phones. This will happen in the
second quarter of 2011 and will include:

- Smart Itinerary: the application follows the traveller throughout the
trip, providing information that is relevant to the current stage of the
traveller's journey

- Flight schedules and online check-in

- Interactive maps for all trip segments, including specific directions
to hotels, and one-touch access to Google Maps search for local businesses

- Real-time, location relevant flight alerts (including flight delays and

- Destination alerts: updated information on security issues, weather,
and natural disasters.

- Click-to-call Egencia customer service: easy access to get a travel
agent on the phone.

- Weather forecasts relevant to the traveller's locale

- Full support for eight languages: US and UK English, French, French
Canadian, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch.

"Today, our business mobile experience has changed: it is no longer just
about checking emails, but about a greater interaction between the traveller
and their mobile device," said Christophe Pingard, Senior Vice President,
Egencia EMEA and APAC. "Having access to meaningful information and guidance
is critical. For example, our mobile destination alerts provide business
travellers with insight on security and weather issues in advance so they can
make informed decisions about their travel plans."

The company will be releasing a wide range of mobile capabilities later
this year, which will include additional shopping and booking capabilities
and additional native device support.

After integrating Traveller Tracking and Travel Alerts to its own booking
platform, Egencia still focuses on travellers' security and safety and
expands this priority to mobile strategy: Egencia, in partnership with
Business Travel Media Group, today released the mobile safety and security
strategies report to ensure travel executives and travellers maximise the use
of their mobile devices to increase their emergency preparedness.

The strategies report uncovers solutions to meet the challenge of
locating and communicating with corporate travellers while on the road.
Travel managers should provide sanctioned mobile tools in their travel
program and encourage employees to use these recommended platforms, tools and
channels. Other strategies and best practices highlighted in the report

- For international travellers, ensuring mobile devices function properly
in foreign countries

- SMS messaging options if cellular bandwidth is clogged due to an

- Travel alerts via text messaging

- Advanced mobile safety strategies for employees who travel to high-risk

Further insights into Egencia's mobile strategy announcement are
available upon request. For the full, Egencia and Business Travel Media
Group, Mobile Safety & Security Strategies Report, visit:

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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 businesses get ahead by offering the only truly
integrated corporate travel service. Egencia's industry expertise helps 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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Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks
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For more information, press only: Raphaëlle Boissicat, Egencia Corporate Communications Manager, +33-6-12-56-32-26, r.boissicat at

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