Gurgaon, Sept.24 (ANI): The Indian arm of Egencia, the world's fifth largest travel management company, Egencia India, has been awarded the "The Best Travel Solution Provider" for " Excellence in Outsourced Travel Services" at the third Annual and 21st CRE and GFM Summit 2010 that was held earlier this month.
This award has been instituted by Facility Managers Worldwide this year and was presented at their annual convention this year.Egencia India is the first awardee in this category.he other awardees this year , in other segments included
1. Cognizant Technologies - Best Practices in Facility management
2. Quatrro - Six Sigma applications in Managing Logistics
3. GE Research India - Sustainable Practices in Facility Management FM Worldwide is a business networking platform for global facility managers, and represents professionals involved in the strategic and operational management of facilities for both public and private sector organizations throughout India and Overseas, as well as those professionals who support the industry through the provision of products and services.
Egencia recently announced in its 2011 Corporate Travel Forecast and Annual Hotel Negotiability Index (HNI) forecast that India's commercial capital Mumbai and the Australian city of Melbourne, offered the greatest potential for savings on corporate air travel and hotel bookings in 2011.
It also predicted that average ticket prices (ATPs) for top corporate travel destinations would also be slightly up in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
It suggested that in 2011, corporations would face a more challenging hotel negotiating environment in 2011.
It described both Melbourne and Mumbai as ideal travel destinations due to excess supply, while the other cities provide a challenge for rate negotiations.
Overall, average daily rates for corporate travellers are expected to be slightly up across key cities. With very little new supply coming into the market in the short term, there is improved occupancy in most top business markets resulting in upward pricing pressure.
The advisory shows that business travellers should book three to four weeks (21-30 days) in advance to realize maximum savings. (ANI)