The travel industry has been put on hold for the last two years due to the pandemic, but now we’re seeing an upswing in bookings and the number of travellers resuming their business trips.
Slowly but surely, in-person meetings and events are happening with appropriate travel policies and safety measures in place. The feedback from travellers is overwhelmingly positive—although virtual connections matter, there’s nothing like brainstorming and solving a problem, or reconnecting with colleagues you’ve missed. Going forward, face-to-face interactions will be more intentional and will happen more frequently as business travel becomes routine again and we return to near pre-pandemic levels of domestic and international travel.
There have been many changes and adjustments in the last two years, but we’re ready for corporate business travel to ramp up again. Egencia, too, is emerging better than ever. Our acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel was made official in November 2021, and we’ve been powering ahead ever since.
Emerging as part of the most valuable B2B travel marketplace
We’re entering a new era for Egencia with the backing of Amex GBT as part of the most valuable travel marketplace in the world. As the only proven travel tech platform, we bring the best content, leading global customer satisfaction and unmatched data driven innovation to the table.
Paul Abbott, GBT’s CEO, said: ‘Bringing GBT and Egencia together will create a winning formula that will define the future of travel. We will provide unrivalled value, choice and experiences to customers. Unrivalled value because, together, we’ll have the best content and deliver the best savings. Unrivalled choice because no one comes close to the breadth and depth of solutions we will offer. And unrivalled experiences because we have the best people and technology in the industry’.
The powerful backing of Amex GBT means we’re now part of the largest B2B travel company in the world.
So, what can our customers expect?
Greater value, new and enhanced services, better security standards and real, impactful corporate responsibility on issues like sustainability. We know that each of these matter to our customers, and we’re excited to bolster our offerings in these areas.
And we still stand in a league of our own. We have the best technology, best content and best service. We’re unmatched in the industry when it comes to travel tech. Our customers enjoy access to a single, highly configurable platform that can be optimised for all users—and we’re unrivalled in the industry when it comes to AI-driven user experiences and programme insights.
We were already in a league of our own, but now we’re on another level thanks to the powerful backing of Amex GBT.
Meet us at GBTA in San Diego
Business travel is back, and we’re ready to meet you in person once again! The Global Business Travel Association convention is a great way to meet up with colleagues, take care of business and meet with Egencia representatives, as well as exploring the great city of San Diego and everything it has to offer. Corporate travel managers will find value in attending the show and hearing from a variety of speakers on topics related to partnering with a travel management company, how best to support travellers, managing travel expense and cost savings, balancing travel budgets and more. You can also get the inside scoop on our latest announcement: the integration of Slack with Egencia Chat.
Curious to learn more? We’ll be at GBTA in San Diego from Sunday, 14 August to Wednesday, 17 August. Stop by our booth to learn about our offerings or meet with a representative to discuss how you can upgrade your travel programme.
Secure your spot to attend the show by registering with GBTA here, and contact your Egencia rep directly to schedule a meeting at the show. See you there!