BCD Travel named 2019 travel agency of the year by Airlines Reporting Corporation for company’s strong focus on innovation

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Oct. 15, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel was recognized by Airlines Reporting Corp. with ARC’s 2019 Travel Agency Representative of the Year award. The honor recognizes an organization or individual for excellence in leadership, innovation and industry collaboration.

BCD Travel’s strong focus on innovation was a driving factor in its selection for the honor, according to ARC Leadership. “BCD Travel has displayed a passionate commitment to advancing our industry,” said ARC’s Managing Director of Customer Success, John Pittman. “BCD has been a key partner in exploring and testing new platforms in conjunction with ARC, helping us shape the future of our data, payment and retailing solutions for all travel agencies.”

ARC President and CEO Mike Premo, and Executive Vice President and COO Lauri Reishus announced the  industry leaders honors on Oct. 3 during the ARC 2019 TravelConnect Conference in Leesburg, Va.

“At BCD Travel, we are committed to putting innovation at the heart of our vision and our clients’ programs,” said Kathy Bedell, Senior Vice President, BCD Travel. “The recognition we received from ARC at the 2019 TravelConnect Conference reaffirms our commitment to investing heavily in innovation and our people.”

The recognition by ARC adds to BCD’s other recent accolades, including being named Most Admired Travel Management Company for 2019 by The Beat, a widely-read business travel newsletter and website; being named to Forbes’ 2019 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers and America’s Top Employers for Women; The Flexjobs’ Top 100 Remote Companies; 2019 Business Travel Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility; and Ecovadis “Gold” ranking for corporate social responsibility program.

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 15,000+ dedicated team members service clients in 170+ countries as we shape a sustainable future for business travel. BCD’s leading meetings and events management and global consultancy services complete our comprehensive suite of solutions for all aspects of corporate travel. In 2023, BCD achieved US$20.3 billion in sales. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.