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BCD Travel reveals 2024 travel outlook

Leading travel management company BCD Travel published the fourth edition of its quarterly Travel Market Report. The Q4 report, dedicated to presenting an outlook for 2024, provides travel managers and buyers with insights on economic prospects, key risks, projected prices for air, hotel and car rental, sustainable travel trends, and more.

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BCD Travel announces new leadership in Japan

BCD Travel, a leading global travel management company, has announced a leadership change in its Japan operations. Jonathan Kao, the current Managing Director for Greater China, will assume an expanded role as the Managing Director for North Asia, effective January 1, 2024. In this capacity, Jonathan will oversee BCD Travel's operations in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

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BCD Travel remains sustainable supplier of choice  

For the fourth consecutive year, BCD Travel has received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. With this Platinum rating, the travel management company (TMC) maintains its position in the top 1% of the 100,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis. As part of the assessment, BCD has been rated as ‘Advanced’ in EcoVadis’ Carbon Action Module. The module is a comprehensive carbon management solution integrated with EcoVadis ratings to engage suppliers and drive decarbonization across the supply chain.

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BCD surveys reveal travel buyer priorities and traveler behaviors toward environmental sustainability in business travel

BCD Travel recently surveyed more than 100 travel buyers and almost 1,800 business travelers to gauge the importance of environmental sustainability in business travel. While 82% of companies have sustainability goals in place, only 45% have targets for sustainable business travel. Furthermore, only 20% of business travelers are aware of their company’s sustainable travel goals.

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BCD Travel recognized for flexible, digital working environment

BCD Travel was recently named in FlexJobs’ Top 100 Hybrid Companies to Watch in 2023 for its hybrid workplace offering. The company also won a Silver in the 2023 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards for its world-class intranet. Both recognitions demonstrate how BCD’s flexible, digital working environment empowers employees to connect and work efficiently around the world.

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Scott Graf to retire as Global President BCD Meetings & Events

Scott Graf, Global President of BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), will retire from the role after 26 years with the organization. Bruce Morgan, BCD M&E’s former Chief Operating Officer, has been named Global President.

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BCD Travel transforms guest travel management with BCD Invite

BCD Travel today announced the launch of global guest travel management solution, BCD Invite. The digital tool is designed to simplify the time-consuming process of managing guest or “unprofiled” travelers in a program.

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BCD Travel buyer survey: Travel & expense spend management is growing in importance

According to a recent BCD Travel survey of 164 travel buyers worldwide, the importance of travel and expense spend management has increased in priority, reaching its highest level since 2020. In 2023, 88% of buyers regarded payment & expense management as “very important” or “extremely important,” compared to 76% in 2021.

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BCD Travel launches all-in-one digital self-service travel platform for small and midsize businesses

GetGoing, BCD’s self-service tool for small-midsize businesses combines the ease of digitally managing business travel with personal expert service

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Stephan Baars assumes role of BCD Travel president and CEO

Stephan Baars this week assumed the role of BCD Travel president and CEO. Having previously served as the company’s global CFO for 11 years, he left BCD to become CEO of BORON, the private investment company of BCD founder John Fentener van Vlissingen. Baars returns with a vision of building on the company’s success.

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