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The Egencia Preferred Rates Program Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Added Hotel Value as it Reaches 10,000 Enrolled Properties

October 4, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Egencia(R), the business travel company of the Expedia(R) group, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Egencia Preferred Rates (EPR), a successful program which also recently reached the 10,000 mark for participating hotel properties.

The program began in 2004 as a key part of the Egencia hotel offering ( ) which includes nearly 200,000 properties worldwide. The EPR program allows Egencia to deliver hotels from the Expedia group network in a way that is customized for business travelers through a combination of special prices and value added perks.

    “We created the Egencia Preferred Rates program because many of our customers do not have the volume they need to negotiate rates with hotels in every city they visit. In fact, approximately 75% of our client base has no access to negotiated corporate rates,” says Rob Greyber, president at Egencia. “For the last 10 years, we’ve built a solid program that gives business travelers more of what they need while maximizing savings for their companies. In addition, for those with their own preferred hotel rates in some areas, our program provides value at properties that are out of scope or in outlying geographies.”

    Participating hotels are currently located in 3,200 cities worldwide. As hoteliers continue to look for ways to capture additional business travel demand, the program is gaining momentum with new properties from both independent hotels and major chains.

    EPR properties are accessible to Egencia customers from all online, mobile and off-line booking platforms and clearly flagged, making it easier for travelers to choose the value added services or savings they require. As part of the EPR program, hotels offer loyalty points to Egencia customers as well as other business-centric amenities such as:

    — free Wi-fi,
    — free breakfast,
    — flexible cancellation terms, and
    — special discounted rates.   

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