BCD Travel report explores 8 business travel trends for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted business travel to refocus its priorities. Leading travel management company BCD Travel identified eight trends that will resonate with travel managers and travelers in 2022 and compiled them in a new report, Business Travel Trends for 2022.

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BCD Travel introduces BCD Alert to meet rising demand for 24/7 traveler security

In response to the heightened focus on traveler risk as global travel volumes increase, BCD Travel today introduced BCD Alert™ to its suite of traveler security solutions. The mobile app, developed specifically for travel and security managers, provides 24/7 coverage of active travelers against destination risk and incidents, allowing managers to monitor and respond remotely.

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Leading travel management company BCD Travel and Spain’s top-ranked travel group Ávoris reinforce partnership agreement

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.

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BCD Travel transforms travel & expense spend management with BCD Pay™

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.

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BCD Travel survey: Business travelers pinpoint shortcomings of virtual meetings and want decision-making power

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

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 and BCD sign first global travel management sustainable fuel agreement

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.

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BCD Travel becomes first global travel management company to join Science Based Targets Initiative

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.

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BCD Travel launches global Life Sciences Center of Excellence

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.

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Comdetur, leading Paraguayan travel company, joins BCD Travel’s Global Network

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.

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BCD Travel voted ‘Most Admired TMC’ by The Beat readers for the 8th time

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.

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BCD Travel appoints leaders for new European region, Global Network

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.

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