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Spotlight on technology, business travel and saving the planet

Corporate actions and personal accountability will be transformational in the campaign to protect our planet. And technology will be pivotal to efforts.

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Emerging travel trends in China

The business of mobility: China’s Emerging corporate travel trends

Corporate travel will play a vital role in China’s return to economic normalcy and healthy commercial activity. In a country where the pace of economic evolution is matched by pioneering advancements in transportation and technology, China’s return to corporate travel is an emphatic reminder that personal connections matter, too. Our latest report, ”Emerging travel trends in China,” lends broader context to what’s unfolding in the region.

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Are women better listeners than men?

We don’t actually know. What we do know is you all should be listening to the new 2024 episodes of Connections with BCD Travel podcast. Co-hosts Miriam Moscovici and Chad Lemon are back for their “sophomore season” with an amazing lineup, including new segments, compelling topics, and unexpected guests.

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How an Italian tech firm grew its business and still saved big on travel

After multiple expansions and acquisitions, process optimization led to increased online booking tool adoption and better rates for hotel and rail.

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What you need to know for your Zürich business trip

Zürich, the financial hub of Switzerland, blends centuries-old charm with modern sensibilities. Known as one of the world’s most livable places, the city sprawls along the banks of the River Limmat, which is fed by the famous Lake Zürich. Easily navigable by car, train, bike and walking, Zürich is a top 10 destination for BCD clients.

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Valentine’s Day is over – but we’re still showing love to the BCD marketplace

Have you been looking for the perfect partner to help solve your business travel program challenges? Meet your match in the BCD marketplace.

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Business travel and sustainability: It’s getting hotter – and that’s not cool.

Getting to a sustainable future requires action, new ways of thinking and deep commitment. BCD Travel's VP Sustainability Olivia Ruggles-Brise wants to help our industry make sense of it so we can all do our part.

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Enroll in Hilton Honors and get instant Silver Status through April 29

Register today to receive Instant Silver Status with Hilton Honors, plus stay 8 Nights to Earn Gold!

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February events: Neurodiversity, AI and risk in business travel

Managing the unique needs of different traveler groups is a common thread at the conferences BCD is attending this February.

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BCD appoints 42 DE&I champions to its internal council

BCD has appointed a 2024 BCD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Council. The council is composed of employees from every region, with a cross-section of roles and levels in the company. They are tasked with providing recommendations for our global DE&I strategy.

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Business travelers don’t give a beep about electric cars

When it comes to electric cars, lots of business travelers don’t rent them.

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Ticket showing the wrong name? Here’s how to get on the plane.

Imagine trying to check in for a flight only to be stopped because your name is wrong on the ticket. A small oversight – like a missing letter or using a preferred name instead of a legal name – could cause big delays with airline agents and security personnel. When you find an error, take action immediately. Here’s some advice.

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Heading to Dubai on business? Check this out.

With its thrilling skyline, reputation for luxury, and thriving economy, Dubai is a top-rated destination for business and leisure travel. Though it’s often mistaken as a country, Dubai is a city and is the most populated of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai mixes modernity with culture and history while offering visitors a jaw-dropping array of adventures, shopping and entertainment.

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Why train travel makes business sense with Avanti West Coast

It’s not just a case of ‘no plane, no pain’ – though there’s a lot to be said for avoiding the hassle of airport security.

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Success story: BCD rescues high tech firm from low OBT adoption

A global IT & Technology company aimed to increase adoption of their online booking tool (OBT) Concur among employees in India. While other Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) markets showed high online adoption rates, India’s adoption remained low five years after the OBT was introduced. The company wanted to improve the booking experience for travelers and save costs. The tech company’s air travel is 80% domestic point to point travel, with 70% booked on low-cost carriers. Although travelers were able to use Concur to book flights, they were reluctant to do so.

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BCD rounds out top dozen companies to watch for remote work in 2024

FlexJobs® has ranked BCD Travel 12th on its list of Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2024. The 11th annual list is based on an analysis of approximately 60,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. BCD has appeared on this list nine times.

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Qatar Airways for a sustainable future

Qatar Airways remains as committed to protecting the environment as it is to serving its passengers.

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Qatar Airways at Hamad International Airport

Your gateway to the world, offering comfort, convenience and choice. These are the things that matter most to today’s traveler, and they can be found at Hamad International Airport, home and hub of Qatar Airways.

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Experience award-winning excellence from Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards.

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Qatar Airways is continuing to expand the global network

Qatar Airways continues to grow its network, entering new partnerships and creating offers that add value to clients’ travel.

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Take your business travel further with Beyond Business

Beyond Business corporate rewards program, by Qatar Airways, offers companies of all sizes flexibility and exclusive savings.

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BCD staff worldwide help “Make a Difference” for children

Through our Making a Difference (MAD) initiative, BCD employees across the globe engage in volunteering and fundraising activities for small, targeted projects that directly benefit children in their local communities.

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Podcast: BCD execs on mashed potatoes, the future, and why it’s time to stop using a certain ‘P-word’

Are you plugged in to the “Connections with BCD Travel” podcast? Catch our final episode of 2023, featuring Stephan Baars, President & CEO, and Mike Janssen, COO and CCO. Stephan and Mike talk about everything – from their BCD origin stories to what they've heard in 2023 and what excites them about the year ahead.

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Virtual payment cards save Cracker Barrel thousands in annual costs

The travel program team for Cracker Barrel, a U.S. restaurant and gift store chain with over 73,000 employees at 650 locations, is responsible for reconciling all travelers’ hotel charges each month. Previously manual and paper-intensive processes caused issues and delays for the travel team and the accounting and finance departments. Cracker Barrel needed a solution that would improve the reconciliation processes and restore balance in their travel program. BCD Travel integrated Virtual Payment Automation (VPA), saving Cracker Barrel $15,000 in annual costs and 40+ hours monthly on manual processing. Check out our case study below.

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