The unparalleled business travel leader sets two, new world records Bellevue, Wash., Paris, France – January 20, 2015 – 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.” About Egencia Egencia makes business travel better by making it more connected and complete. Egencia puts travellers at the heart of business travel, continuously supporting them with solutions that are more engaging and effective. Driven by consumer insights and technology investments from parent company, the Expedia group, Egencia connects everything travellers need – content, technology, service and reporting – in one place. Egencia provides services in more than 64 countries. To connect with Egencia, visit www.egencia.co.uk or @Egencia_UK. © 2015 Egencia, LLC. All rights reserved. Egencia, and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Expedia group in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. CST # 2029030-50; CST # 2083922-50 Media Contacts Anne McElroy-Arnaud, Communications Manager, Egencia Europe Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: +33 (0)1 73 01 02 21 | Mobile: +33 (0)6 13 24 43 39