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Introduce new employees to the travel program ASAP

When is the best time to introduce new employees to the managed travel program? From the very beginning. That may not mean day one (let’s face it, they’ll probably spend most of that time trying to set up their new inbox). But the onboarding process is the best opportunity to present the managed travel program to new employees.

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BCD wins BTN awards for helping protect the planet

BCD received the “Achievement in Sustainability – TMC” recognition at the 2024 Business Travel Sustainability Awards & Summit for Europe and the Americas. The awards were announced May 8 and May 14 at BTN events in New York City and London.

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Hyatt Regency strengthens guest offering with personal training platform, Future

Exciting news for World of Hyatt members and Hyatt Regency guests, who will have access to 130 complimentary guided workouts across 26 participating Hyatt Regency properties. These workouts are custom-designed for all fitness levels, and are tailor-made to leverage the participating hotel’s fitness equipment and activities.

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East meets West: A business traveler’s guide to Singapore

With origins dating back as far as the 14th century, the modern city-state of Singapore in Southeast Asia has evolved into a bustling hub of business and innovation. Today, rich and diverse cultures, efficient infrastructure, and world-class dining and entertainment options abound across this destination. Will you be heading to Singapore soon? Then check out this guide with tips from resident and BCD staffer Agnes Heng.

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TripSource’s new desktop experience looks great and works even better

We’ve all had moments when looking good helped us perform even better. TripSource® is having its moment now. We’ve improved the design of the desktop experience, and early feedback from travel arrangers and business travelers is overwhelmingly positive.

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Turkish Airlines just renowned for its extensive global network including Australia, now welcoming Denver in June!

Turkish Airlines keeps flying to more countries than any other airline in the world.

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ALL by Accor: Your Lifestyle Loyalty Programme

Accor, a world leading hospitality group offers one of the most diversified portfolios of the industry with more than 5,600 properties in 110 countries, across 45 hotel brands from luxury to economy, as well as lifestyle, including Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, ibis and more.

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Texas is the new Silicon Valley, according to travel stats

BCD data reveals the top domestic and intercontinental cities that U.S. business travelers visited the most in 2023.

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The power of connection: Generations at work

For Global Intergenerational Week 2024, BCD Travel celebrates the power of intergenerational connections at work. Here’s what our people had to say about belonging, what they value and life at BCD.

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Make your managed travel program safer for travelers

When your employees are on the road, there is nothing more important than their safety. A Traveler Security Program Assessment can help protect your company’s most valuable assets: your people.

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Report: Taking real climate action

Together with our marketplace partner, goodcarbon, we’re looking at ways we can engage in responsible climate actions that will make a difference to the climate crisis. This new report, “Moving beyond climate neutrality claims: Taking real climate action,” illustrates how companies can effectively reduce emissions and use carbon credits responsibly.

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BCD cracks the code on how to deliver travel program data in an instant

BCD cracks the code to delivering travel program data in an instant

We get it. Travel managers are busy. They need answers and insights fast – but massaging and analyzing travel data isn’t exactly a speedy process. Getting answers from travel data generally involves waiting and hours of sorting pivot tables. Not anymore. Not for BCD clients. Enter Instant Query (IQ), a new feature within our flagship DecisionSource® platform that does just what its name suggests: provides answers in an instant.

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April agenda: Meet BCD in Toronto and Brighton

Meet and network with BCD Travel and Advito at these April 2024 events.

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Will business travelers need Olympic strength to visit Paris during the Games?

Millions of people are headed to France's capital city and surrounding regions this summer for the 2024 Olympic Games. Expect inflated costs and the inevitable delays and strains caused by the influx of people. Rescheduling or moving business travel plans to dates outside of the events is advised. If business trips to Paris are unavoidable during the Games, here's what you should consider.

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How BCD used an API to pull traveler data from another TMC into its own profile system

How BCD used an API to pull traveler data from another TMC into its own profile system

BCD created a connection between Cvent event management software and Concur expense management to solve a booking issue for client involving group and transient travel.

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Artificial Intelligence in Business Travel: A report for fans and skeptics

AI in business travel: A report for fans and skeptics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably one of the hottest topics in our industry right now – but are business travel professionals on board, skeptical, or somewhere in between? BCD and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) asked over 700 industry professionals for their thoughts on AI during GBTA Europe and GBTA APAC conferences last year.

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A business traveler’s guide to Berlin

Berlin, Germany’s vibrant and bustling capital city, is a main European business hub. It’s home to industries like life sciences, media and music, information and communication technologies, transportation, environmental sciences and more. Whether you're traveling there for meetings or conferences – here's a guide to navigating the city, with tips from local resident and BCD staffer Stefan Neumann.

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What we’re learning about neurodiversity in business travel 

By some accounts, as much as 25% of the world’s population is neurodivergent. Neurodiversity Celebration Week, observed March 18-24, seeks to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and received in work and personal spaces. Our friends at United Airlines visited the Connections podcast to talk about what United is doing to drive awareness and inclusion. We also asked some of the panelists from the recent Neurodiversity in Travel Online Mini Summit 2024 what they've learned.

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Trends report ranks top 10 cities for European business travelers

Amsterdam and New York were the most visited cities for European business travelers last year, according to BCD flight and car rental data in 2023 in a range of markets. The findings have been compiled into BCD’s Cities & Trends Europe 2023 Edition. The report ranks the top destinations for European business travelers with insights into how they travel.

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What happens in Vegas, Germany and Switzerland… could transform your travel program

BCD Travel experts will attend SAP Concur Fusion, Flotte!, ASTM, and other business travel conferences in March. Check our lineup to see where we’ll be. We’d love to meet you at any of these shows.

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What it takes to manage travel for a humanitarian agency

From an operational base in Guardiagrele, Italy, a team of seven BCD Travel agents support an international humanitarian agency in managing complex journeys to destinations affected by wars, health emergencies, and poverty. Often the agents must act swiftly to move humanitarian workers into precarious situations that hundreds or thousands of others are fleeing.

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Welcome to World Class with Singapore Airlines, now also flying from London Gatwick

Singapore Airlines has exciting news to share which further complements their existing connectivity across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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Lufthansa Allegris – a completely new travel experience

Lufthansa Allegris takes travel across all classes to a new level: Flying becomes more personal than ever before.

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Continuous fleet modernization – the Lufthansa Group’s most important climate protection measure

The Lufthansa Group will put around 200 brand new, more sustainable aircraft into service by 2030. These reduce fuel consumption and thus CO2-emissions by up to 30 percent compared to their predecessors – on every flight.

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