Egencia business travellers now have the option of booking flights and extra baggage simultaneously with Amadeus Web Services. As of March 1, travel management company Egencia has been offering merchandising content to its clients on more than 10 airlines.
Last year, travel agencies and airlines embraced merchandising in a big way with nearly 100 per cent growth in the sale of airline ancillary services.
"Seats and bags are just the beginning," says Pedro Espin, associate director for merchandising and personalisation at Amadeus. "New ways to book a flight, including rich content, are just around the corner."
"At Egencia, we work hard at putting everything business travellers need in one place to help make their experience better. Letting travellers and our travel agents book extra baggage along with the rest of the trip does just that. This is good for our travellers, it's good for our agents, and it's good for our airline partners," says Igor Marchal, director of supply development at Egencia.
Egencia is a leading corporate travel company that provides content, technology, service and reporting to business travellers and their companies in 65 countries worldwide.