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.
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.
Global business travel management company BCD Travel announced that Lisa McKenzie has been appointed Senior Vice President Sales EMEA. In this role, she reports directly to Jorge Cruz, Executive Vice President Global Sales & Marketing.
Leading global business travel management company BCD Travel has appointed Teri Miller to Executive Vice President of Global Client Team, responsible for its largest global customers. Miller joins BCD’s global executive team, reporting directly to Mike Janssen, Global Chief Operating Officer & Chief Commercial Officer.
According to the BCD Travel 2019 Cities & Trends Report London and New York remain the most-visited cities for European business travelers in 2019.
Leading travel management company BCD Travel today announced its financial results for 2019. Sales totaled US$27.5 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion in partner sales. Sales grew by 1% over 2018 despite the global economic uncertainty and political unrest in many parts of the world. New sales again surpassed the US$1 billion mark.
Leading global travel management company BCD Travel has acquired the business travel and meetings & events activities of its long-time Milan-based partner in Italy, Ventura Spa. The acquisition results in a newly formed company, BCD Travel Italy, offering corporate travel, meetings & events and travel consolidation services.
BCD Travel has joined some of the most celebrated U.S. brands — including Apple, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Southwest Airlines — that can boast of being one of the Best Companies in the opinion of its employees. As a multiple-category winner of Comparably’s 3rd Annual Best Company Awards, BCD received among the highest ratings in the U.S. for culture, women and diversity.
There’s no universal dress code for business travel, but BCD Travel predicts an increasing preference for green. That’s green, as in traveling more sustainably and striving for climate-neutral journeys. In its new online report, How to Travel Beyond 2020, BCD identifies the sustainability and mobility trends for 2020 and beyond.
Business Travel News (BTN) has named BCD Travel President and CEO John Snyder one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in the business travel industry at the publication’s Business Travel Trends & Forecasts event in New York. This is the second time that Snyder has been named to the list.
BCD Travel has earned a gold rating in an independent assessment measuring its sustainability performance — the only travel management company to achieve the top rating for four consecutive years…
Travel buyers are always working to improve the travel experience for their organizations and employees, but a new study published today by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in collaboration with BCD Travel, “Quality Management in Business Travel 2.0,” finds that the metrics best suited for evaluating the success of the holistic travel experience remain misunderstood and, as a result, crucially underutilized.
Travel managers widely collaborate with their corporate stakeholders, according to research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel. Most travel managers work together with stakeholders from finance/accounting (79 percent), human resources (66 percent), security/risk management (63 percent), C-level (61 percent), and legal/compliance (59 percent).
Leading travel management company BCD Travel has become the first of the Big 3 TMCs to earn TMC Elite partner status with SAP Concur, the world’s leading brand for integrated travel, expense, and invoice management solutions, BCD announced today. Prior to achieving TMC Elite partner status, BCD already was one of SAP Concur’s biggest reseller partners and one of its earliest partners with a relationship dating back to 2001.
BCD Travel has become the first travel management company to issue UATP accounts. BCD will launch the payment program internally with a test group before making it available to all clients as early as Q1 2020.
Leading global travel management company BCD Travel today introduced the SolutionSource® Developer Hub. The innovative new hub gives technology creators APIs and developer tools they can leverage to build corporate travel solutions tailored for BCD Travel clients.