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Travel and the risk outlook for the LGBTQ+ community
While the security environment for members of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer) community has generally improved, travelers who identify as LGBTQ+ will continue to face unique challenges when conducting domestic or international trips or long-term deployments. Discrimination against LGBTQ+ people creates severe challenges for talent mobility, retention and development. Companies who are proactive about their travelers’ education and safety can reduce the number of failed assignments and ensure the completion of business travel objectives. The below risk outlook for LGBTQ+ travelers was provided by medical and security experts Healix, a BCD Marketplace partner.
Reducing plastic use in hotels
The theme for World Environment Day 2023 is Solutions to Plastic Pollution. And, it couldn’t come at a better time. The single-use plastics we mindlessly waste on business trips, in hotels and elsewhere wreak havoc on humans, land and sea creatures, and our physical world in ways we have yet to fully grasp. In the lead up to the June 5 observance, we spoke to Jo Hendrickx, Founder of Travel Without Plastic, an organization that helps hotels, tour operators and travel businesses to reduce unnecessary waste and costs using the "Let's Reduce Single-Use System."
Tangerine Travel joins BCD Travel Affiliate program
The new addition means a stronger presence for BCD in the U.S. Northwest.
Here’s an inside look at Advito’s Traveler Security Program Assessment
The Traveler Security Program Assessment offering from Advito, BCD Travel’s consulting arm, helps evaluate an existing travel risk management program and identify ways to enhance it and reduce risk. BCD Travel Global Crisis Management experts Christine Connolley and Lise Levesque recently completed an assessment for a valued client. Here’s their inside view.
BCD Travel lands two finalist in 2023 GBTA Ladders competition
BCD Travel’s Julie Stuckey and Anja Turner will advance as finalists in the 2023 GBTA Ladders competition to identify and solve a problem in the business travel industry. In total, 16 BCD employees – including eight mentees – participated this year.
BCD wins sustainability honors at BTN events for Americas and Europe
We received awards for sustainability achievements in the Americas and Europe. The BTN Group established the Business Travel Sustainability Awards to encourage progress in all sectors of the travel industry toward a more sustainable future. Judges for the inaugural program included a mix of corporate travel managers, consultants and other sustainability experts.
John Snyder to retire as BCD Travel president and CEO
After more than 30 years with BCD Travel, John Snyder will step down on July 1, handing over his responsibilities as president and CEO to current BORON CEO and former BCD Chief Financial Officer Stephan Baars.
May 2023 Calendar of Events
Sustainability and making meaningful connections are headlines for BCD Travel events in May. This month, you can meet BCD and Advito experts at the Business Travel News Sustainability Summits in New York and London and at GBTA Canada in Toronto.
Become a Pioneer in Sustainable Aviation
Air France and KLM now offer the opportunity to become a pioneer in sustainable aviation.
Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Match
Experience the best of flying with Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Match*
Lufthansa offers suite concept in First and Business Class for the first time – Introduction 2023
BCD research: What women worry about when traveling
Half of female-identifying travelers surveyed by BCD Travel say they worry about sexual harassment, assault and kidnapping when traveling for work. A Research Snapshot compiled by our Research & Intelligence and Global Crisis Management teams looks at the female perception of risks on a business trip: Where women feel the least safe, what they worry about when traveling for work and steps they take to feel safe.
BCD Travel is ready for service in Sri Lanka
We’ve opened a wholly owned Asia-Pacific Service Center (ASC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The new service center provides always-on, high-quality direct-to-client service for companies in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. With close to 200 full-time employees, the BCD ASC also supports travelers from around the world with front-line services during out of office hours in their regions.
TripSource by BCD Travel wins sixth U.S. travel app award
TripSource® won its sixth gold Stevie® Award for best Travel App & Mobile Website in The 21st American Business Awards® (ABA). The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 13.
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