BCD Travel to partner with videoconferencing leader Whygo
Global agreement paves way to integrate videoconferencing option into travel booking processes
ATLANTA, July 8, 2010 – BCD Travel, the third-largest corporate travel management company worldwide, today announced it has signed an agreement with Whygo, a leading provider of booking services for public videoconferencing facilities around the world.
Under the agreement, BCD Travel will offer clients the ability to book videoconferences at one of some 2,500 videoconferencing rooms and 40 telepresence facilities around the world. BCD Travel has already begun offering videoconference booking through an online travel booking tool in the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg). The company is exploring deployment of the service in other markets and through other travel booking channels.
“BCD Travel embraces the importance of offering travel alternatives that help companies contain costs and meet corporate social responsibility imperatives,” said Glenn Wastyn, BCD Travel’s commercial director for Belgium and Luxemburg. “In addition to supporting CSR goals and the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, videoconferencing can help companies grow their business. By offering VC services at the point of sale, BCD Travel acts as a one-stop-shop for our clients’ face-to-face and virtual meetings.”
BCD Travel selected Whygo because of its proven customer service and broad inventory of publicly available videoconference facilities, as well as its ability to integrate and manage BCD Travel and customer-negotiated conferencing inventory.
Whygo Videoconferencing specializes in scheduling public video conferencing facilities around the world. Whygo created the first, and still market-leading, global online booking system for public video conferencing facilities with over 2,500 locations online today and many of which offer live real-time availability and instantconfirmations. The company has operations in Sydney, London & Dallas that seamlessly work together to offer a 24-hour service to global customers, agents and room suppliers. Learn more at: www.whygo.eu and www.whygo.us.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with a global client retention rate of 98%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.