BCD Travel takes full ownership of Ticket Biz to further strengthen Nordic presence

BCD Travel takes full ownership of Ticket Biz to further strengthen Nordic presence

Utrecht/Copenhagen, October 31, 2016 – BCD Travel announced today that they have taken full ownership of the Nordic travel management company Ticket Biz, following BCD’s acquisition of a majority stake in November 2015.

The full acquisition of Ticket Biz strengthens BCD’s Nordic presence as part of their ongoing growth strategy.

“We’re always prioritizing our investments–whether it’s technology, infrastructure, products and services, or our global footprint. In certain markets, ownership is more critical than others. We completed this investment to ensure that future development will be in line with the evolving needs of our customers, both multinational and those based in the Nordic countries,” said Stewart Harvey, President EMEA at BCD Travel.

Ticket Biz is a strong regional player in the Nordic markets, with approximately 150 employees managing corporate travel and meetings & events, a diverse portfolio of clients and annual sales of just under €180 million. Since March this year Thomas Ådén, former Ticket Biz CEO, is heading the team in his role as Vice President Nordics. He reports to Heinz Jennewein, Senior Vice President with BCD Travel and member of the European board. Ticket Biz is expected to be fully rebranded to BCD Travel by the end of 2017.

”The decision by BCD to acquire the remaining 25% of Ticket Biz is the natural step to further integrate Ticket Biz into the growing BCD family”, says Per G. Braathen, owner of Braganza.

The Ticket Biz purchase is the latest in a series of investments BCD Travel has made in recent years to grow business, extend its global network and help businesses leverage the latest innovations for their travel programs. Just last month the company announced that it had signed an agreement to take a majority ownership in its China and Hong Kong joint venture.

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.