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Looking for a remote job? BCD Travel is a winner.

We’re proud to be named to FlexJobs’ 10th annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2023. This year in our eighth appearance on the list, BCD is No. 11 of 100 companies that had the highest number of remote job openings throughout 2022.

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TripSource checklist: Is your travel program ready to go?

Office locations. Rate caps. Travel policy. Preferred suppliers. Travel managers, are you getting the most out of BCD's award-winning travel management app? Evaluate your company and policy information in TripSource against this list to make sure the travel program checks all the boxes.

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How to find the right employees for jobs in business travel

Recruitment and retention challenges are weighing heavily on the minds for many of us in the travel industry. Last year during GBTA Europe, professionals from across the industry gathered to discuss how we can make travel more attractive for newcomers and veterans alike. Looking ahead, we have plenty of opportunities to use travel’s natural appeal and corporate travel’s endless career paths to grow our industry.

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How business travelers can spot human trafficking in hotels

Human trafficking victims often move in plain sight among us, at hotels, events and conferences. Here's how business travelers can spot the signs and help fight back.

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Meet the new IHG One Rewards

IHG One Rewards offers members all-new benefits that enhance stays and bring the most value to travel. With IHG’s redesigned tiers and earning structure – Club, Silver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and Diamond Elite – travelers can earn more points and use them in more ways than ever before.

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Know before you go: China’s travel comeback

In December, the Chinese government ended its zero-tolerance approach towards COVID-19. The end of containment measures included reopening China’s borders to international travel. Travelers may be eager to get going, but the travel won’t be seamless.

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Crisis24 names top business travel risks of 2023

War, rising costs for air travel, and piracy are risks that might affect your business travelers this year, according to the Global Risk Forecast 2023, a report produced by risk experts Crisis24. Crisis24, a BCD Marketplace partner, provides security advisory, crisis management, cyber security, executive protection and journey management, and travel security services.

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Reduce risk with a Traveler Security Program Assessment

When your employees are on the road, there is nothing more important than their safety. A Traveler Security Program Assessment can help you determine ways to protect your company’s assets, reputation, business continuity, and, most importantly, your people.

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Business travelers can help combat modern slavery

In the airport, on the plane, in hotels or our communities, we all can help combat human trafficking by watching for and reporting signs of exploitation and modern slavery.

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Luxair opens a new route between London City and Antwerp

Luxair introduces a new direct connection between London City and Antwerp, in cooperation with London City Airport and Antwerp International Airport. The opening of the London City - Antwerp route offers the possibility to connect two major European cities within one hour's flight time.

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Shift your focus to people risk management

In a guest blog, Jorge Cruz, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at BCD, explains why now is the right time to shift duty of care from travel risk management to people risk management.

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What happened to BCD Travel’s Industry Forecast?

Mike Eggleton, Director of Research and Intelligence at BCD Travel, shares why we’re not producing a 2023 Industry Forecast. His view: Forecasting is riskier than ever due to market uncertainty, volatility and variability. He advises managed travel stakeholders to familiarize themselves with the latest market developments and trends; and develop plans accordingly. This simple approach should at least provide credible numbers useful for budgeting.

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