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BCD Travel car rental survey reveals 81% of travelers don’t rent electric cars due to poor logistics, range and availability
BCD Travel recently surveyed more than 900 business travelers in North America and Europe who rented a car at least once last year. The survey looked at traveler behavior and satisfaction as well as trends in car rental for business travel. According to the survey, most business travelers rent a car to visit their company’s office, meet with clients or provide onsite service.
BCD Travel China partners with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Colorful Earth to drive sustainable transformation in business travel
To support companies in their quest for sustainable business travel, BCD Travel China, GSTC and Colorful Earth have entered a partnership for 2024. In a collaborative effort, the partners are set to unveil the "Sustainable Business Travel Strategy Guide" along with a suite of training programs targeted at corporate clients, their travel managers and sustainability professionals.
For the seventh consecutive year and eleventh time total, BCD Travel was recognized as the Most Admired Travel Management Company (TMC) by the BTN Group. The announcement was made at the 16th annual The Beat Live on Dec. 5 in New York City. The Beat, a widely read business travel newsletter and website published by the BTN Group, asks readers each year to name their most admired technology company, travel management company, airline, payment company, lodging brand and car rental brand.
Spain's leading travel group Ávoris Corporación Empresarial and BCD Travel have expanded their strategic partnership to Portugal. Travel agency Barceló Viagens, part of the Ávoris group, is one of Portugal’s leading travel companies. As BCD’s exclusive official representative in Portugal and member of its Global Network, they will now operate as BCD Travel Portugal.
Leading travel management company BCD Travel published the fourth edition of its quarterly Travel Market Report. The Q4 report, dedicated to presenting an outlook for 2024, provides travel managers and buyers with insights on economic prospects, key risks, projected prices for air, hotel and car rental, sustainable travel trends, and more.
BCD Travel, a leading global travel management company, has announced a leadership change in its Japan operations. Jonathan Kao, the current Managing Director for Greater China, will assume an expanded role as the Managing Director for North Asia, effective January 1, 2024. In this capacity, Jonathan will oversee BCD Travel's operations in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.
For the fourth consecutive year, BCD Travel has received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. With this Platinum rating, the travel management company (TMC) maintains its position in the top 1% of the 100,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis. As part of the assessment, BCD has been rated as ‘Advanced’ in EcoVadis’ Carbon Action Module. The module is a comprehensive carbon management solution integrated with EcoVadis ratings to engage suppliers and drive decarbonization across the supply chain.
BCD surveys reveal travel buyer priorities and traveler behaviors toward environmental sustainability in business travel
BCD Travel recently surveyed more than 100 travel buyers and almost 1,800 business travelers to gauge the importance of environmental sustainability in business travel. While 82% of companies have sustainability goals in place, only 45% have targets for sustainable business travel. Furthermore, only 20% of business travelers are aware of their company’s sustainable travel goals.
BCD Travel was recently named in FlexJobs’ Top 100 Hybrid Companies to Watch in 2023 for its hybrid workplace offering. The company also won a Silver in the 2023 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards for its world-class intranet. Both recognitions demonstrate how BCD’s flexible, digital working environment empowers employees to connect and work efficiently around the world.
Scott Graf, Global President of BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), will retire from the role after 26 years with the organization. Bruce Morgan, BCD M&E’s former Chief Operating Officer, has been named Global President.