Why you should expect more at GBTA 2019

Expect more at GBTA 2019

We know that everyone makes promises, which is great, but can they deliver on them? That’s an entirely different story.

We’re pretty sure you’re going to hear a lot of travel management companies (TMCs) making a lot of promises at this year’s Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) convention and about how they can make business travel better for you.

With up to 8,000 buyers and suppliers descending on Chicago August 3-7, attendees will hear TMCs talk about everything from procurement to advances in mobile app business travel booking and how data is becoming a driver to understand your travel program and help you save time and money.

No matter what you hear, there’s only one ultimate goal — better business travel. So while you’re at GBTA, hopping from panel to panel, snagging some swag, or popping in to hear speakers like Andy Cohen, Ashley Judd and Bob Costa, we’d like to remind you that you should expect more. Expect more from your TMC. Expect more when it comes to realizing savings. Expect more when it comes to delivering a great user experience for your travel arrangers and travelers.

Why should you expect more? Because you deserve it. Your business deserves it. Here are some things to consider when working with a TMC to get what you need.

Meet 1:1 with a TMC who knows what you need

We’re here for you. We know there’s nothing better than face-to-face time. Book in advance or come to booth 521 Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6 from 2:30-6 p.m., or between 9-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7. If you can’t book in advance, don’t let that deter you — feel free to walk up and we’ll carve out some time to meet with you.

Empower travelers with mobile technology

Mobile is the name of the game these days. Find out why you should expect more from a TMC that offers a user-friendly experience when it comes to booking business travel.

Our senior product marketing manager Amir Sadeghi will walk you through how mobile technology empowers travelers to help you create a better business travel program.

It’s no secret that every business traveler has their mobile device in hand wherever they go. Business travelers need to stay connected and have solutions that are easy to use and navigate. Find out how mobile can make or break travel programs, how advancements in 5G will impact business travel, and how you can successfully integrate a mobile strategy to empower your travelers. Learn how building an app that helps everyone involved in your travel program — bookers, arrangers, travel managers — can increase usage and deliver a better overall experience. Register now.

Money matters — how you can find savings for your travel program

Find out how our single digital platform can meet your specific business needs when it comes to travel spend, expenses, and compliance.

From our extensive supply of exclusive, preferred hotel air, car and rail rates — available to any of our customers across the globe — the Egencia Smart Mix technology surfaces the most relevant content so that you and your travelers can save time. And the Egencia Savings Finder for air gives you access to a dedicated team that monitors flight costs to help you save money.

Read more about how our platform offers up-to-date reports, helps you streamline expense processing, and lets you and your travelers easily book business travel from any device to help you save time and money. 

A leader in corporate travel technology

The Egencia data science team is working with artificial intelligence (AI) teams across Expedia Group to build AI into our platform. We’re doing this to create a travel experience that’s more personalized and predictive of your travelers’ needs and preferences.

We developed a single digital travel technology platform and we own all the technology across the entire business travel experience. This ensures proper data capture, a key step to help us deliver preferred travel options for mobile and web users. And we know what we’re doing is working because we’ve seen a rise in bookings from the top travel options we deliver to travelers and travel arrangers. That’s the power of data science — AI and machine learning — we can give you what you want as your first choice.

We also update our business travel platform more than 150 times every month. We’ve updated our app at least 24 times in the last year. We’re constantly working with our customers to develop technology solutions for their business travel needs.

Our customers drive our innovation, which is why we’ve created features like the Egencia Analytics Studio, a data visualization tool created specifically for business travel, an upgraded app that manages all travel functions, an industry first, and an online air exchange that simplifies flight rebooking.

These are just a few reasons why you should expect more from your TMC. Register now for a 1:1 consultation, stop by booth 521 at GBTA, or request a demo.