Yannis Karmis to lead BCD Travel product planning and development

Travel technology executive Yannis Karmis to lead BCD Travel product planning and development

ATLANTA,  Dec. 8, 2016 – Former Sabre, GetThere and Travelocity Business executive Yannis Karmis has joined BCD Travel in the newly created role of senior vice president, Product Planning & Development. In his new role, Karmis sets BCD Travel’s vision for all aspects of new product roadmaps, including the business intelligence, traveler-facing and travel & expense management categories. His oversight includes the TripSource and DecisionSource Intelligence & Analytics suites.

Based in Dallas, Karmis will report to Russell Howell, executive vice president for Technology, Products & Innovation.

“Yannis brings a proven track record in new product development and business operations,” said Howell. “Throughout his career, he’s worked extensively with customers and commercial teams in all parts of the world.”

At Sabre, Karmis held the dual role of vice president for Corporate Solutions and president of GetThere—the second largest corporate booking tool in North America. At GetThere he oversaw all commercial activity, marketing and operations. In that role, he worked to develop the next generation of capabilities for GetThere, including its  mobile-optimized website. He also previously served as president of Travelocity Business, now Tbiz, which BCD Travel acquired in 2013.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies travel smart and achieve more. We drive program adoption, cost savings and talent retention through digital experiences that simplify business travel. Our 15,000+ dedicated team members service clients in 170+ countries as we shape a sustainable future for business travel. BCD’s leading meetings and events management and global consultancy services complete our comprehensive suite of solutions for all aspects of corporate travel. In 2023, BCD achieved US$20.3 billion in sales. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.