BCD Travel expands on ‘anywhere’ hotel booking with addition of air to their TripSource® traveler experience platform
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Aug. 2, 2018 – Global travel management company BCD Travel is expanding ‘anywhere’ booking capabilities in their TripSource trip management platform. The big leap forward in booking choice results from BCD Travel’s strategic focus on—and significant investment in—improved depth and breadth of content for travelers and cost savings for their companies.
The new expanded booking capability, TripSourceGo, provides a simple and convenient platform for business travelers to shop for and directly book hotel and air content through TripSource. The platform provides convenient access from any connected device whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, computer or voice-enabled digital assistant. Especially useful for customers with simple program needs, TripSourceGo will first add air booking to existing hotel booking capabilities in the coming months. Ground, rail and car booking will follow.
“Business travelers, like everyone else, are looking for ways to simplify their tasks. The easier a platform is to use, the more likely people are to use it,” says Yannis Karmis, Senior Vice President of Product Planning and Development. “We want to make it as easy and pleasant to book the company’s preferred air and hotel content as it is to buy a mobile charger on Amazon Prime.”
TripSourceGo expands upon the hugely successful hotel capabilities BCD introduced to TripSource two years ago. A commitment to ongoing improvement and multiple iterations based on user feedback helped BCD exceed the high expectations of travelers, travel managers and travel agents alike. Now, with the hotel shopping and booking capabilities available to clients globally, with local and regional support in 29 countries, BCD has a clear map for success in adding air, ground, car and rail content, Karmis said.
As part of their larger planning and booking strategy, BCD is also enabling third-party online booking tool access through their TripSource platform. Travelers can access their company preferred OBTs directly while managing their entire trip using the TripSource app or website.
TripSourceGo is first being introduced to clients in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, with additional markets to follow.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies travel smart and achieve more. We drive program adoption, cost savings and talent retention through digital experiences that simplify business travel. Our 13,000 dedicated team members service clients in 170+ countries as we shape a sustainable future for business travel. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.