Egencia Adds Seven Countries to Global Business Travel Alliance
By James Shillinglaw
July 12, 2012 10:55 PM
Egencia, Expedia’s business travel unit, is expanding its Egencia Global Alliance to include strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) in Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka. The Egencia Global Alliance (EGA) is comprised of Egencia partners in 34 countries, bringing the company's presence to 54 countries worldwide.
All EGA partners are aligned with Egencia's customer centric values and are carefully chosen based on their ability to provide a broad selection of travel products, high quality localized services and support for travelers.
The following partners join the Egencia family, as part of the global alliance: In Russia, Zelenski Corporate Travel Solutions, established in 1997, is the only Russian travel management company offering its own online booking system. Zelenski serves over 500 corporate clients from its offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Ukraine, Travel Centre TRIME was founded in 2006 and is based in Kyiv. A fast growing company with an experienced leadership team, it is one of the top five corporate travel agencies in Ukraine.
In Costa Rica, VEMSA is the biggest agency in Costa Rica. Seventy-five percent of their business is corporate travel and the agency is recognized for its excellence in customer service. In Ecuador, Megatours is based in Guayaquil and has a highly experienced account management and customer service team with a solid history of serving global clients. In Peru, Nuevo Mundo is the largest travel agency in Peru, offering a wide range of services to corporate customers including a high level of personalized service. In Venezuela, Uniglobe offers assistance to corporate travelers at six airports in Venezuela. It is the second largest agency in the country and has a wide range of technology solutions to serve clients.
In Sri Lanka, Classic Travel is the leading TMC in Sri Lanka with over 800 corporate clients and has won several top awards for service excellence. Egencia customers have access to a 24 hour travel desk, located in Colombo.