– The unparalleled business travel leader sets two, new world records
BELLEVUE, Wash. and PARIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), celebrated 2014 records by setting two, new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-titles in January 2015. To promote a company culture steeped in innovation and fun, Egencia executives urged employees to set sights higher for the year ahead while commending their teams’ milestones achieved in 2014.
At events in Europe and North America, the company highlighted 2014 successes including:
- Breaking the US$5 billion gross booking* mark;
- More than doubling technology development capabilities;
- Hitting near 90% online adoption rates of its proprietary online travel platform;
- Deploying a more connected travel experience through the expansion of Egencia® TripNavigator; and
- Growing its global presence to more than 60 countries – a six-fold increase since 2010.
In the spirit of continuing the momentum, Egencia employees gathered and set two new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-titles during January. In Europe, they formed a human image of an airplane with 294 participants – the largest ever recorded; while the North American and APAC teams built the world’s longest chain of paper airplanes comprised of 1,582 handmade planes.
Commenting on the records, Egencia President, Rob Greyber remarked, "Our successes in 2014 are a true testament to our global teams. Whether they are working together to set new world records or provide a superior experience to our travelers, Egencia success starts with our people. I appreciate all of their efforts during 2014 and challenge them to take us higher in the year ahead. With these new records, we’re off to a great start."
Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering innovative business travel technology and expert local service to more than 10,000 clients in 64 countries around the world. As part of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), one of the world’s largest travel companies, Egencia provides forward-looking companies with the ability to drive compliance and cost savings in their travel programs, while meeting the needs and requirements of the modern business traveler. For more information please visit us at www.egencia.com or connect with us on Twitter @Egencia.
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*Based on trailing twelve months gross bookings through September 30, 2014.