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Egencia Preferred Rate programme adds airline participants and savings with American Express Global Business Travel negotiated air fares

Posted: 02 March 2022
Preferred Rate Program Doubles Airline Participants with Amex GBT

Additional negotiated rates now available in the Egencia Preferred Rate programme for customers globally

London, UK – March 2, 2022 – Egencia customers can now access special air fares negotiated with domestic and international airlines by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) through the existing Egencia Preferred Rate (EPR) programme. The programme expansion is part of an accelerated investment in Egencia and delivers Amex GBT’s unrivalled content and value to Egencia customers.

Amex GBT’s negotiated rates span more than 90 airlines, saving customers up to 25% on top air routes. The expanded EPR programme allows customers to access even more discounted fares, in addition to more competitive, differentiated content, route coverage and fully flexible terms and conditions on key airlines and routes.

“Since Amex GBT’s acquisition of Egencia closed in November last year, we have been focused on using our new ownership structure to deliver tangible, bankable value to customers,” said Mark Hollyhead, President of Egencia. “In a short space of time, we have brought even more choice to the EPR programme for more substantial saving opportunities and differentiated content.”

For organisations that have pre-existing corporate deals with airlines in place, the EPR programme helps fill in inventory and discount gaps. For customers without the volume to negotiate preferred deals, the EPR programme now lets them benefit from the unrivalled rates and fares in travel’s most valuable marketplace. No minimum-spend commitments apply, enabling customers of all sizes and segments to access savings.

From today, travellers and travel arrangers can access new discounted rates through Egencia’s existing, easy-to-use, integrated multi-channel booking experience. In addition, corporate travel managers will continue to benefit from Egencia’s risk management and reporting tools and Egencia Savings Finder for Air.

Rajiv Ahluwalia, SVP Partner Solutions & Supply Marketplace at Amex GBT, added: “Amex GBT is creating the most valuable marketplace in travel and we are excited to give Egencia customers the opportunity to be a part of it. Together we will continue to drive access to more content and additional savings for our customers, while strengthening the value of our supplier relationships.”

For more information about how Egencia delivers savings to customers, please visit “Optimise your travel spend with non-stop savings.


About Egencia

Egencia is the world’s corporate travel solution. We help businesses optimise their travel programmes for today’s fast-changing landscape – controlling risk, supporting traveller wellbeing and maximising ROI. Companies of all sizes in more than 60 countries trust Egencia to modernise their corporate travel programmes with consistent, innovative experiences and fast, expert support. We deliver simple, consumer-like business travel that users love. Connect with us on egencia.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) is the world’s leading B2B travel platform, providing software and services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings & events for companies of all sizes. We have built the most valuable marketplace in B2B travel to deliver unrivalled choice, value and experiences. With travel professionals in more than 140 countries, our customers and travellers enjoy the powerful backing of American Express Global Business Travel.

Visit amexglobalbusinesstravel.com for more information about Amex GBT, and follow @amexgbt on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

Media contacts

Annie McElroy-Arnaud | Global Communications Director, Technology | anne.mcelroy@amexgbt.com   

Fight or Flight for Egencia | egencia@fightflight.co.uk

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