The business travel arm of Expedia has launched Egencia Advantage, a new global programme of services it says is designed to support business travellers throughout their journey.
Egencia says the new programme covers everything from airport lounge access to traveller risk management, travel visa services and more. It claims the service offers extra perks to improve traveller satisfaction and help them stay productive on the road.
At launch, Egenica Advantage includes:
- Loungebuddy, a global aggregator of airport lounge information for business travellers
- Visa services through a global network of partners, including CIBT visas, to help travellers with applications, renewals and replacements
- Airhelp, a passenger rights company that can help business travellers apply for compensation from airlines following disruption
- Traveller risk management – Egencia connects travellers with recommended providers for duty of care needs.
Egencia says more services will be added to the programme as it forms new partnerships.
Mark Hollyhead, COO of Egencia, said the programme aims to help business travellers after booking to make corporate travel “as efficient and enjoyable as possible”. He commented: “There are so many touchpoints throughout the trip where we can help – from airport check-in to lounge access.”