Expedia Corporate Travel, the fifth largest full-service travel management company, announced the 75 by 75 Guarantee, a unique program that guarantees new customers will achieve 75 percent online adoption within 75 days of implementing the online booking tool or Expedia Corporate Travel will provide a full refund on all online and agent-assisted transaction fees.

Expedia Corporate Travel's booking and travel management tool seamlessly integrates both the on- and offline experience to provide customers with comprehensive travel solutions. Expedia Corporate Travel's online capabilities allow customers to leverage the benefits of offline support to fully manage and control all of their travel transactions. The intuitive technology recalls travelers' personal preferences while its exclusive search technology returns more tailored travel options with unique combinations of carriers and flights that only Expedia Corporate Travel can provide.

Additionally, Expedia Corporate Travel's global reporting capabilities provide travel managers with insight into the booking and travel habits of their travelers. Through the use of Expedia Corporate Travel's reporting, travel managers can identify gaps in compliance and work to adjust their online program to meet the needs of travelers, ultimately driving further online adoption and savings.

"From personalized travel searches to more detailed results, Expedia Corporate Travel's user-friendly online tool has made booking travel quick and simple for our travelers," said Deborah Ellis of Akamai. "With Expedia Corporate Travel's fully integrated on- and offline support, Akamai's online adoption is now at an all-time high. This has helped us save money, increase productivity and run a more efficient travel program."

PhoCusWright* predicts travel agency online gross bookings will represent nearly 36 percent of all managed travel gross bookings and account for virtually the same proportion of spend as offline agency channels by 2008. This underscores the ongoing effort of businesses to leverage technology that provides greater efficiencies and cost-savings for their travel programs.

"We are so confident in our customers' ability to achieve high levels of online adoption with our tool that we back it with a guarantee," said Jean- Pierre Remy, president of Expedia Corporate Travel. "On average our North American customers have online adoption rates in excess of 85 percent, far greater than the market average of 40 percent. These adoption rates further confirm our commitment to helping our customers sustain efficient and cost- effective travel programs."