Spain’s leading travel group Ávoris and BCD Travel have strengthened their partnership agreement. As the exclusive official representative of BCD in Spain and a member of BCD’s Global Network, Ávoris manages and provides travel services for global and local BCD clients in Spain. Part of the prestigious Barceló Group, Ávoris achieved Spain’s no. 1 travel and tourism ranking after merging with Globalia’s outbound travel and tourism division this year.
Leading travel management company BCD Travel announced the appointment of Wes Bergstrom to the role of Senior Vice President, Supplier Relations, Americas and Global Hotel, effective October 1.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the transformation of travel and expense (T&E) spend management, BCD Travel today announced BCD Pay™, a suite of solutions that use artificial intelligence, machine learning and open APIs to simplify, digitize and automate corporate travel payment, reconciliation and invoice management for clients. The result is a frictionless, digital payment experience from trip booking and payment through reconciliation.
BCD Travel survey: Business travelers pinpoint shortcomings of virtual meetings and want decision-making power UTRECHT, The Netherlands, August 19, 2021 – Business travelers are raising concerns about the reliance on screen-based interaction as their primary meeting method. Now more than ever, they are also looking for control, ease and simplicity, according to a recent survey of 738 business travelers worldwide. Leading travel management company BCD Travel conducted the survey from July 6-20. While virtual meetings and remote work are here to stay, business travel and face-to-face meetings remain extremely important. Seventy-six percent of survey respondents said business travel helps them … Read more
BCD Travel once again achieves top sustainability rating UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 21, 2021 – For the second year, BCD Travel has earned the special Platinum distinction from EcoVadis, for the highest-performing companies in an independent sustainability assessment. EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. With this Platinum rating, BCD maintains its position in the top 1% of the currently 75,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis. “Our second Platinum rating is a distinction that not only confirms the importance we place on sustainability within our own operations, but ensures we are the supplier of choice … Read more
Delta Air Lines and BCD Travel USA LLC have signed the first-ever sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) agreement for a travel management company. The premier agreement helps address emissions from BCD employee travel and, as one of the largest travel management agencies in the world, bolsters the future of sustainability in the travel industry.
As part of a long-standing commitment to sustainability, BCD Travel signed on to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), a U.N. initiative to increase corporate participation on climate action in line with the Paris Agreement. As the first global travel management company to have joined the SBTi, BCD supports science-based targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. An emissions-reduction target is ‘science based’ if it’s designed to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (35.6° F) from pre-industrial levels.
BCD Travel’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence today announced an enhanced approach to clinical trial patient travel aimed at shifting the paradigm from traditional service delivery…
BCD Travel today announced the establishment of a Life Sciences Center of Excellence. With longstanding expertise in the sector, bolstered by the success of BCD Meetings & Events’ existing Life Sciences Center of Excellence, BCD harnesses best practices across travel, meetings and consultancy to solve this industry’s unique and complex requirements. The launch further strengthens BCD’s ability to provide cohesive, integrated, and compelling offerings specific to the life sciences sector.
BCD Travel announced today that Comdetur has joined its Global Network. Headquartered in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción, Comdetur is one of the country’s leading travel companies. In business since 1986, Comdetur boasts key strengths in corporate travel, meetings, incentives, congresses and events, and educational/sports travel.
The BTN Group yesterday recognized BCD Travel as the 2020 Most Admired Travel Management Company for the fourth consecutive year. The designation was bestowed by readers of The Beat, a widely read business travel newsletter and website. It’s the eighth time since 2009 that BCD has been named Most Admired TMC by The Beat’s readers.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, October 14, 2020 – BCD Travel and Siemens are significantly expanding their partnership: The global travel management company will now support Siemens’ business travelers in an additional 38 countries totaling 64 markets in the Americas and EMEA regions.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, September 22, 2020 – BCD Travel today announced two structural changes that reinforce the travel management company’s longstanding philosophy of providing expertise, partnership and innovation to customers at the global, regional and local levels, helping them navigate complexity and nuances across markets.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands – August 6, 2020 – BCD Travel today announced an agreement with the SAP® Concur® organization to expand integration between BCD’s proprietary hotel platform and the Custom Hotel Sourcing functionality, providing customers access to even more advanced content, booking and payment options.
The “Informed Traveler” initiative provides dynamic trip-related information to agents, travelers and travel managers across channels. With travel risks and requirements seemingly changing by the minute, real-time information is a must-have for confident decision-making. That’s why, as part of its ongoing commitment to duty of care and traveler confidence, BCD Travel has introduced the Informed Traveler, a wide-ranging global initiative aimed at helping travelers, travel managers and agents make smart decisions amid a landscape of constantly changing rules, laws and procedures.
Strategic advice, checklists and solutions for travel managers to prepare for the return of travel. The industry is entering a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries and states are opening up, corporate travel programs are in the spotlight and the pressure on travel managers is increasing. The new Back to Travel digital guide, published by leading travel management company BCD Travel, is a strategic resource for travel managers to rethink their program’s return to active travel.
Business travelers are most concerned about quarantine measures after travel, followed by social distancing and cleanliness of their environment during trips, according to a recent survey of 1,260 business travelers worldwide. Leading travel management company BCD Travel conducted the survey to explore the impact of COVID-19.
While COVID-19 has severely affected business travel, a majority of corporate travel teams felt adequately prepared to deal with the pandemic, according to a recent survey of 125 travel managers responsible for travel programs around the globe. The survey was conducted from April 6 – 16, 2020.
BCD Travel has earned the highest-possible rating in a prestigious, independent assessment measuring sustainability performance. It marks the fifth straight year BCD has maintained its position among the top 1% of all suppliers assessed by EcoVadis, the world’s leading platform for corporate social responsibility audits.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands – March 5, 2020 – Leading travel management company BCD Travel has named Operations Manager Mari Afonso as its 2020 Women of Distinction Award winner. BCD introduced the award last year to honor women who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership both within BCD and within their larger communities.