Phew! Q1 was a busy few months at Egencia. From tools to help you hit your sustainability goals, to features that’ll help you save both time and money, there was a wide range of updates and releases to make booking corporate travel a breeze.
Check out what’s new below and make sure to watch our Q1 2022 product enhancements video.
Enhancing the traveller experience
New rail alternatives to air travel
Sustainability has been high on our priority list for a while now. Hitting your green goals has never been more important. That’s why we’ve added more train routes as alternatives to air. Enabling you to make greener decisions for 23 popular travel routes across Europe.
Easily re-book what you love
Have you been to a hotel you loved and want to return? Enjoyed a flight and want to repeat that experience? No problem! To accommodate an efficient return to travel, you can now effortlessly access past hotel and flight reservations. And because it’s been a while, you can do this from up to three years ago!
Find the hotel you need—really quickly!
The filtering capabilities have been updated to allow you to find exactly what you need without having to scroll, explore and filter manually for hours. In addition to this, it allows you to save on those fiddly, out-of-pocket expenses you have to claim back. For example, want to grab dinner at the hotel, rather than walking to find a restaurant to then pay for it yourself? No worries! Simply select ‘dinner included’ on the filter and we’ll present you with a list of hotels that include a meal.
Further savings and flexibility across more airlines, cabins and locations
Egencia’s enhanced Preferred Rate programme provides customers with more choice and savings across airlines, cabins and locations. What’s more, you get greater flexibility for fares and refund policies. And now that we have the powerful backing of American Express Global Business Travel, you have access to unrivalled content and savings potential with over 90 airlines in the programme.
Enhancing the travel manager experience
And that’s not it—there’s also a lot to be excited about if you’re a travel manager too! Check out the new features below!
Automate and streamline your travel programme with new APIs
Nobody enjoys spending countless hours doing manual data entry and reconciliation. That’s why Egencia’s new suite of APIs gives you the power to build robust integrations that help your business automate, connect and simplify travel, while managing expense. Providing seamless integration and data pull with our ecosystem of APIs and building bespoke reports and dashboards.
Want to make quick decisions but feel overwhelmed by too much data? With Egencia analytics studio, you can quickly compare key travel data between two countries with the side-by-side travel summary dashboard. Compare key metrics like spend, policy compliance, transaction count, average price and Co₂ emissions—and view it all quickly with convenient filter options, streamlining your workflow.
Help offset your carbon footprint faster
So, you want to hit your sustainability goals but aren’t sure how your travel is impacting your flight emissions in real time? You can calculate all of this using our carbon offset calculator. Choose a fixed price per CO₂ ton to offset your flight emissions, so that at checkout, the offset cost is automatically added to the total price of the flight. This not only speeds up the offsetting process, but the compensated amount will also go towards your chosen environmental project!
Save time and effort with machine learning-driven approval
Egencia’s approval recommendation tool benchmarks against similar companies in terms of industry, size of the company, the number of travellers, country and projected travel spend to help you determine and optimise the right approval process for your company. Accept and apply the recommendation in one click.
So far, 2022 has brought an exciting few months at Egencia, and we can’t wait to share what’s in store over the next few months! So, watch this space.