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BCD Travel sponsors ACTE’s first-ever mobile app at global education conference in Berlin

World’s third-largest TMC helping clients leverage mobile technology and the social Web to influence traveler behavior and support corporate objectives

BERLIN, Oct. 3, 2010 – In a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to helping corporate travel programs harness the power of mobile technology and the social Web, BCD Travel this week sponsored the first mobile application ever offered to attendees of an Association of Corporate Travel Executives conference.

“BCD Travel is excited about bringing ACTE conference delegates this clever, practical and green tool that promises to enhance their experience at the event,” said Ilona De March, BCD Travel EMEA president. “In providing ACTE conference attendees with useful mobile technology, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to helping companies harness emerging technologies to influence business travelers and achieve travel program goals.”

The new mobile “app” will help attendees at ACTE’s Global Education Conference in Berlin, 3-5 October 2010, efficiently manage their time at the event, network with one another and navigate Germany’s capital. The app provides participants with access to a full range of conference information via their iPhones and Blackberries, as well as through the association’s mobile Web site.

Powered by QuickMobile, the app features the conference program, attendee list, delegate messaging, sponsor information, a Berlin City Guide, Twitter and Facebook access, and more. Coupled with the power of a handheld device, the new app also reduces the paper clutter typically produced by conference participants.

“Our objective is to provide information and bring people together, and this new app will be a tremendous enhancement to our conference,” said ACTE Executive Director Ron DiLeo. “The tool will shrink the time it takes participants at the conference to share an idea, pass along a solution or just find each other amid busy conference schedules.”

The ACTE Berlin Conference app is designed to work with nearly all handheld devices. For attendees with an iPhone, it can be loaded directly from the Apple App Store through by searching for “ACTE Berlin.” Blackberry owners can download the app from http://acte.quickmobile.com/bb. For all other devices with Internet access, visit the fully functional mobile Web site at http://acte.quickmobile.com

In addition to resources open to the public, ACTE’s mobile app also provides services, such as the attendee list and participant-to-participant messaging exclusively to conference registrants.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,500 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2017 sales of US$25.7 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), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 14,500 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$27.9 billion, including US$10.4 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.