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Egencia helps frontline healthcare workers access discounted hotel rooms

Expedia Group’s business travel arm has announced a new program to assist global healthcare providers with securing hotels for employees who are safely distancing from family or travelling to coronavirus-impacted areas.

Egencia’s new ‘Helping Healthcare’ program offers healthcare and other service providers three months of free travel management services, including waived transaction and onboarding fees, access to special healthcare hotel rates with an average saving of up to 30 per cent per night, and 24-hour customer service in over 30 languages.

The program is available to healthcare providers in over 25 countries, with support from thousands of hotels.

Healthcare providers are able to access Egencia’s travel management services after a 45-minute onboarding phone call.

Healthcare workers can start to find and book hotels close to their place of work either online or via the Egencia mobile app, with the option to expense or cover the cost themselves.

Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia Business Services, said: “We are deeply grateful to healthcare professionals all over the world who are working to keep our communities safe.

“Healthcare providers need their staff to be able to easily find affordable rooms near their workplace, and at Egencia we’ve purpose-built a program to do just that.

“It’s fantastic to see so many hotel partners unite to support healthcare professionals all over the world through this and other programs designed with health and safety as touchstones.

“With our hotel partners, Expedia Group is proud to play a role in helping healthcare professionals.”


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