Egencia, the business travel management arm of Expedia Group, has unveiled Corporate Travel Management training programmes within its Expedia Group Academy, as well as an enhanced Egencia Connect Community.
The Corporate Travel Management training at Expedia Group Academy aims to help the travel manager community develop the business and leadership skills needed to thrive in the volatile environment organisations face today.
The business courses share the fundamentals of business travel, from creating a travel programme strategy to maximising travel budget, while the leadership course shares practical knowledge on how to manage business travel while Covid-19 is still present.
Meanwhile, the enhanced Egencia Connect Community provides support to travel managers giving them access to programme guidance, peer-to-peer networking, topical discussions along with expert knowledge and global travel alerts. The Egencia Connect Community is available in English with dedicated discussion groups in both French and German.
The community has been around since 2017, but with the new advanced community, Egencia customers can now ask questions to Egencia directly, query the Egencia knowledge base, engage in topical discussions and join product pilot programmes. Guest travel managers are also welcome to engage in learning topics and will soon be able to access peer-to-peer networking and global travel alerts.
Mark Hollyhead, chief operating officer and senior vice president of customer Success, Egencia, said in a statement: â€ś2020 has fundamentally changed the travel managerâ€™s role and scope. While cost and the traveller experience are still essential to corporate travel programmes, business travel is now a more far-reaching challenge with new expectations that push the travel manager to prepare, plan, coordinate and constantly monitor progress.
â€śPartnering with the travel manager community and paving the way through this uncertain time is paramount.â€ť