Egencia launches Connect Community to support travel managers

Posted: 08 September 2020
Enhanced Connect community

Egencia supports travel managers across the globe with enhanced Egencia Connect Community and new Corporate Travel Management training

  • Newly enhanced Egencia Connect Community provides invaluable support to travel managers giving them access to programme guidance, peer-to-peer networking, topical discussions along with expert knowledge and global travel alerts
  • Expedia Group Academy now includes Corporate Travel Management training to help the travel manager community develop the business and leadership skills needed to thrive in the volatile environment organisations face today.

Seattle, Wash., Sep. 8 2020 – Today, Egencia®, business travel management from Expedia Group™, launches an advanced Egencia Connect Community and is enhancing the Expedia Group Academy with a Corporate Travel Management training available to travel managers worldwide. Through knowledge sharing, best practices resources and education programmes, Egencia is helping equip travel managers to lead their organisation through the significant shifts in business travel due to COVID-19.

Travel Managers increasingly play a critical role in shaping the approach and culture of their corporate travel programmes. More than ever, they need support from trusted partners who can bring the very latest information, knowledge and thinking to help inform a number of critical short and longer-term decisions.

“2020 has fundamentally changed the travel manager’s role and scope. While cost and the traveller experience are still essential to corporate travel programmes, business travel is now a more far reaching challenge with new expectations that push the travel manager to prepare, plan, coordinate and constantly monitor progress. I think it’s fair to say travel management has been elevated to a level of strategic importance for most companies” said Mark Hollyhead, Chief Operating Officer & SVP of Customer Success, Egencia. “Partnering with the travel manager community and paving the way through this uncertain time is paramount. With the Connect Community and Corporate Travel Management training as key steps, Egencia is committed to helping travel managers meet the challenges ahead.”

Egencia Connect Community

The Egencia Connect Community has been helping travel managers collaborate with one another, share best practices, and provide feedback on Egencia innovations since 2017. With the new advanced community, Egencia customers can now ask questions to Egencia directly, query the Egencia knowledge base, engage in topical discussions and join product pilot programmes. Guest travel managers are also welcome to engage in learning topics and will soon be able to access peer-to-peer networking and global travel alerts.

Corporate travel management training

The new Corporate Travel Management training included in the Expedia Group Academy focuses on sharing the deep travel expertise across Egencia and Expedia Group with the entire global travel manager community. The business courses share the fundamentals of business travel, from creating a travel programme strategy to maximising travel budget, while the leadership course shares practical knowledge on how to manage business travel while COVID-19 is still present. Collectively this training will help travel managers meet the heightened challenges they face today and allow them to guide their organisation back to business travel and overall business growth.

The Egencia Connect Community is available in English with dedicated discussion groups in both French and German. The Corporate Travel Management training is available from today.

About Egencia

Egencia is the world’s corporate travel solution. We help businesses optimise their travel programmes for today’s fast-changing landscape – controlling risk, supporting traveller wellbeing and maximising ROI. Companies of all sizes in more than 60 countries trust Egencia to modernise their corporate travel programmes with consistent, innovative experiences and fast, expert support. We bring the power of Expedia Group to deliver simple, consumer-like business travel that users love. Connect with us on egencia.com and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Media contacts
Siarah Khan | Senior Global Comms Manager | sikhan@egencia.com

Jamie Barrett | Global Senior Comms Manager | wbarrett@expediagroup.com

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