This week’s Spotlight on Tech focuses on Egencia brand in Canada, a company that is passionate about improving and transforming business travel. Read on to learn about their globally integrated technologies, local services, and unrivaled content as they strive to make business travel easier and better.
Describe your company and primary product(s) and/or service(s).
Egencia makes every business trip count for travelers and travel managers. We simplify the process of planning, booking and managing business travel by providing the same industry-leading technology platform to customers around the world. Businesses stay one step ahead by trusting us to deliver timely, data-driven insights to help them make the right choices based on traveler preference and corporate policy. A team of dedicated travel consultants is there every step of the way, ready to assist whenever and wherever they’re needed.
How many employees currently work at your company?
We have over 3,200 employees worldwide in more than 60 locations.
Where are you located?
Egencia Canada has offices in Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto. Our Vancouver address is 1066 West Hastings St., Unit 900 Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9.
Describe the culture at your company.
Innovative, fast paced, passionate, great benefits and a lot of opportunities.
Egencians are passionate and energetic. We love the journey as much as the destination. Life at Egencia is an endless adventure, full of opportunity, new experiences and meaningful bonds and relationships. With our famous umbrella company, Expedia, we’re already known for revolutionizing travel through the power of technology.
What does your leadership team (and company as a whole) do to support/grow that culture?
Our leadership team fully supports company culture by driving innovation through the empowerment of the teams they manage. Egencia as a company and the Expedia Group brand overall really strives to put our customers first by employing hard working, creative, and professional people!
When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?
Employees brag about the following:
- Working at a company that is at the forefront of Technology and Travel
- The quality of our relationships with our clients
- Employee incentives for Health & Wellness, equality in the workplace, local philanthropy efforts & travel
Describe your most recent achievement/milestone as a company.
Egencia surpassed one million cumulative app downloads as of the end of 2017, with downloads during the year increasing 65% over 2016. Travelers are increasingly using the app during their trips; in-trip views grew 29% year-over year in 2017.
Are you hiring?
Yes, we are always hiring! Seeking the best of the best as we continue to strive for visionary thinkers, smart workers and people who want to create amazing experiences for our customers. Interested? Come join us!
Who is the ideal employee for your company?
Ideal Employee: Someone who is passionate about travel and technology. Hard worker who can think critically and outside of the box. A person who can adapt to change quickly as well as bring something meaningful and innovative to the table.
What is the company goal for the upcoming year?
Innovation –We are challenging the status quo of business travel management to find new ways to improve our customers’ experience, online and offline. We continue to focus on providing global consistency on our platform and using tech to scale our local customer experience.
#1Egencia –As we grow and evolve, we want to make sure Egencia is the best place to work in our industry.
Tell us an interesting fact about your company.
Interesting Fact: In 2015, our North American Sales and Account Management teams broke a Guinness World record for building the longest chain of paper airplanes in Whistler, BC (1,582 planes in total). Our European counterparts also broke a record in the same year for forming the largest Human image of an airplane. Both records still stand today!