Expedia-owned travel management company Egencia has revamped its mobile applications and site to let clients book hotels reservations from their handsets.
According to Egencia, consumers can now book rooms at more than 150,000 hotels. The Egencia app is available for free download on both Android and iPhone devices, and the mobile site is accessible at https://mobile.egencia.com.
“A hefty percentage of travelers today conduct travel changes on their mobile phone,” said Marci Troutman, CEO of SiteMinis, Atlanta.
“With a sign-in to a travel agent, quick call links, easy trip change forms, or quick purchase options for a car service, suggested hotel for unplanned extended trips, and much more – there is a real need for travel agencies and brands in this vertical to have a mobile presence,” she said.
“If a travel agency is not yet mobile then it is highly suggested that they step it up and become so soon, before their competition, who most likely is already, takes all of their business.”
Ms. Troutman is not affiliated with Egencia. She commented based on her expertise on the subject. Egencia did not respond to press inquiries. Read more…