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 August 02, 2011
Egencia Launches New iPhone Application In India

 Egencia, the corporate travel arm of Expedia Inc., has launched new mobile features and capabilities for business travelers. This release of Egencia Mobile for the iPhone is equipped with new innovative user friendly features, including: Smart Itinerary, Flight and Destination Alerts, Flight Schedules, Online Check-in and Click-to-call. With this globally consistent product available for free download to Egencia customer's in India, from the Apple App store, Egencia continues to emphasize traveler care, travel technology and worldwide service.

"With the number of mobile phones users in Asia to reach 3 billion, and over 5 million new subscribers a month in India for smart-phones, we understand the needs of the business traveler have evolved. The release of Egencia Mobile for the iPhone will deliver global best in class experience and technology solutions to Egencia clients in India. This will soon be extended to all other smart phone platforms like Android, Blackberry & others" said Gaurav Sundaram, Country Director Egencia India.

Egencia Mobile App Features

This new iPhone App further demonstrates Egencia's continued focus on technology & seamless user experience for our mobile users. This app is designed specifically for business travelers, catering to their needs by conveniently providing pertinent travel information and alerts quickly and easily.

Smart Itinerary

Based on the traveler's itinerary information, the app knows what point the traveler is at during their journey and presents relevant information to the traveler. Flight information will be displayed to the traveler on their way to the airport, and hotel information as soon as they land -- providing the right information at the right time.

Flight and Destination Alerts

This unique feature ensures that the traveler is instantly aware of time sensitive issues and helps companies respond to social responsibility requirements.

- Flight alerts inform travelers about flight delays and cancellations that may affect their trip.
- Destination alerts: cover natural disasters, security issues, weather, etc.
- Alerts are prominently displayed throughout the App so the traveler can easily and quickly view and access their alerts.

Additional Features and Functionalities

- Online Check-in is available today for all major airlines - making check-in one-click away.
- Flight Schedules: with this new iPhone app, identifying flight options has never been easier. If the traveler misses their flight, they will be able to quickly determine if and when a next flight is available.
- Click-to-call Egencia customer service: the "Contact" tab enables the traveler to call or email in-country customer service with one touch.

Egencia Mobile is currently available in the following countries: US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia, and India. Languages supported include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Canadian French, and Dutch.

Thanks to Egencia's proprietary technology, all travellers can experience the same benefits and functionality regardless of location.

The App, built for Egencia clients, is downloadable for free at Apple App Store.

Additional updates and future releases are coming soon to Egencia Mobile, including a new release for users of BlackBerry, Android, and other smart-phones.