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Egencia, Expedia's business travel unit, has been steadily improving its competitive position in the corporate travel ecosystem, and it's looking to buy its way to greater scale in the future.

Skift executive editor Dennis Schaal reported from last week's Expedia Partner Conference in Las Vegas with an update from the Egencia brass on their growth plans.

The focus is on increasing transaction volume after moving away from a geographically segmented corporate structure last year. They're willing to be buyers in the market, as well, just not for technology.

The time seems ripe for further acquisitions by Egencia; now that the integration of Orbitz for Business has concluded, it's time to focus on other potential deals. It'll be interesting to see if the hangover from integrating Orbitz pushes Expedia Inc. away from large acquisitions going forward, though.
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Skift Business Travel Editor Andrew Sheivachman [] curates the Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report. Skift emails the newsletter every Thursday.
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