Orbitz For Business Clients (Sans IBM) Will Move To Egencia’s Platform

Following Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, leaders of Egencia and Orbitz for Business have been meeting for about six weeks. On Nov. 16, they informed Orbitz for Business clients they would migrate "in waves" next year to Egencia's booking systems and other technology.

This won't include IBM, which was one of the biggest Orbitz for Business clients although it used only the company's self-booking interface, not its fulfillment operation. IBM has decided it would move to Concur Travel, complementing its use of Concur's expense system.

Losing the only client for the Orbitz for Business . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.