For 2017, the corporate travel distributor is working to “dramatically improve” its expense management tools, said Expedia chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi on a Thursday call with investment analysts. Khosrowshahi added, “We don’t see anyone else who is really a scale technology player in corporate travel.” Egencia believes that its technology investment will enable it to deliver digital services that appeal to corporate travelers, whose expectations are rapidly evolving. It believes it can out-innovate in a cost-effective way its arch-rivals Carlson Wagonlit Travel and American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). To achieve its ambition, Egencia plans to hire more salespeople in the markets it serves in 2017. But logic dictates that an acquisition or two may be needed in the next few years, too. Get the full story at Skift