BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Southwest Airlines that will provide Egencia corporate clients with improved access to the carrier's content and functionality. This new agreement will allow Egencia clients that have corporate agreements with Southwest to have direct access to Southwest Airlines fares and schedules via Egencia's industry leading booking technology as well as through Egencia customer service agents. Additionally these clients will be able to fully integrate Southwest bookings into their Egencia reporting. Under this agreement, Egencia clients will benefit from:
Direct access to Southwest fares and last seat inventory
Booking and ticketing that supports the Rapid Rewards member number
A wide range of functionality including cancel and exchange of reservations
"Egencia is committed to providing our clients with the content and services they need to most effectively conduct their business," said Chris Vukelich, Vice President, Supplier Relations, Egencia. "Our clients rely on us in this capacity as a full service travel management company, and this agreement with Southwest will allow us to better deliver increased convenience, selection and control to our customers. In short, we always aim to deliver what our customers need, and this agreement does just that." "We are pleased at the opportunity to expand our distribution relationship with Egencia, enabling us to meet the content and ticketing needs of our mutual corporate customers. This agreement will allow Egencia clients to have their Southwest bookings fully integrated into their booking tools and reporting provided by Egencia," said Rob Brown, Director of Sales & Distribution Marketing for Southwest Airlines. About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company Egencia is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, Egencia helps businesses get ahead by offering the only truly integrated corporate travel service. Egencia's industry expertise helps drive results that matter, delivering meaningful advancements that have a real impact. By combining a powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform.