BCD Travel named 2019 travel agency of the year by Airlines Reporting Corporation for company’s strong focus on innovation

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Oct. 15, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel was recognized by Airlines Reporting Corp. with ARC’s 2019 Travel Agency Representative of the Year award. The honor recognizes an organization or individual for excellence in leadership, innovation and industry collaboration.

BCD Travel’s strong focus on innovation was a driving factor in its selection for the honor, according to ARC Leadership. “BCD Travel has displayed a passionate commitment to advancing our industry,” said ARC’s Managing Director of Customer Success, John Pittman. “BCD has been a key partner in exploring and testing new platforms in conjunction with ARC, helping us shape the future of our data, payment and retailing solutions for all travel agencies.”

ARC President and CEO Mike Premo, and Executive Vice President and COO Lauri Reishus announced the  industry leaders honors on Oct. 3 during the ARC 2019 TravelConnect Conference in Leesburg, Va.

“At BCD Travel, we are committed to putting innovation at the heart of our vision and our clients’ programs,” said Kathy Bedell, Senior Vice President, BCD Travel. “The recognition we received from ARC at the 2019 TravelConnect Conference reaffirms our commitment to investing heavily in innovation and our people.”

The recognition by ARC adds to BCD’s other recent accolades, including being named Most Admired Travel Management Company for 2019 by The Beat, a widely-read business travel newsletter and website; being named to Forbes’ 2019 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers and America’s Top Employers for Women; The Flexjobs’ Top 100 Remote Companies; 2019 Business Travel Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility; and Ecovadis “Gold” ranking for corporate social responsibility program.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,800 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2018 sales of US$27.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.

About BCD Group

BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), BCD Meetings & Events (global meetings and events agency), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 14,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$29.8 billion in 2018, including US$10.7 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.