BCD Travel has been named to the "Top 100 Companies for Hybrid Jobs in 2023" list by FlexJobs, a database that monitors and celebrates companies with cultures that embrace the future of work. BCD is No. 14 on the list.
Effective travel program management and the role of AI in business travel are on the agenda for BCD Travel speakers at GBTA APAC Conference Singapore, Sept. 19-20. Are you planning to attend? Add our sessions to your agenda and meet our team at the show.
Jonathan Kao, CFA, managing director for BCD Greater China, visited the Connections podcast to talk about the reemergence of travel in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. He looked at the region's importance, the challenges it faces, and the outlook for 2024. If you’re interested in gaining more insights into Greater China's business travel scene, this episode is a must-listen.
In choppy waters and under cloudy skies, BCD’s Claire Stephens completed a two-mile sea swim to raise awareness about children being targeted for human trafficking in Cambodia. Stephens is vice president, Global Client Team, at BCD. Her Lyme Regis to Charmouth Challenge Sea Swim was supported by A21, a global organization solely dedicated to fighting modern slavery. Stephens, who trained for nearly nine months and had to overcome a fear of drowning, finished the swim in one hour and 28 minutes. Below, is her account of the experience.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Risk Committee has certified that BCD Travel’s risk management solutions align with ISO 31030, the international guidance specific to travel risk management.
Our team is still buzzing from the energy of GBTA Conference 2023 in Dallas. Watch as our BCD TV host Chad Lemon catches up with Jorge Cruz, vice president of global sales & marketing and Patrick Pickens, vice president of global sales. Also, Yannis Karmis, Senior Vice President of Product Planning & Development at BCD, stopped by the GBTA Broadcast Studio to talk about how BCD is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in its technology portfolio.
The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) added four airlines to its TSA PreCheck® expedited screening program. With the addition of Cayman Airways, French bee, Titan Airways and ZIPAIR, TSA PreCheck now has 90 participating domestic and international carriers.
The European Union will launch the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) in 2024. Visitors from places like the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – who previously entered Europe visa-free – will need the authorization to get into 30 European countries. The ETIAS launch date isn’t set but travel programs can keep travelers informed with communications leading up to implementation.
You deserve time off. Celebrate U.S. Labor Day and your hard work with 10% off an exclusive stay at a Meliá hotel. Use promo code: PROMO10OFF. The offer is valid for bookings from Aug. 28 – Sept. 11, 2023, on stays from Aug. 28, 2023, through April 20, 2024.
Nothing beats meeting face to face and for business travelers wanting to arrive in great shape, there’s no better way to go than Avanti West Coast. They’re the only UK train company with three classes of travel: First, Standard and Standard Premium.
TripSource® by BCD Travel now shows users the environmental impact of flights. That means travelers and travel arrangers can easily see how their booking choices affect the environment. They can weigh CO2 emissions estimates against other factors like cost, planning and convenience to make good travel choices.
BCD Vice President Claire Stephens fought to overcome her fear of drowning to help a worthy cause. In September, Stephens will attempt the Lyme Regis to Charmouth Challenge Sea Swim. The swim is supported by A21, a global organization solely dedicated to fighting human trafficking.
Reserving and paying for hotel rooms during a business trip can be tricky for travelers without corporate cards. BCD Pay’s Virtual Payment Automation (VPA) makes it simple and secure for employees, contractors, or even guests to book hotel rooms with a virtual card.
Business travelers may be better able to manage the demands of work-related trips and activities when they're at their physical and mental best. Regular movement, balanced meals and adequate rest are as important for them as the meetings, deals and connections they make.
The value of proper planning can’t be overstated for business travelers – especially when traveling to a new or unfamiliar destination. Small (or major) oversights can change a trip from successful to challenging. BCD’s Global Crisis Management team has identified six rookie mistakes business travelers should avoid before traveling to places they don’t know well or at all.
Our services, solutions and corporate strategies have been honored with six awards this year. Check out our achievements in sustainability, work environment, equity and more.
BCD Travel and Advito experts will appear in 10 Education Sessions and on-stage events at GBTA Convention 2023, Aug. 13-15, hosted at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Add our speakers to your agenda and meet us at the show.
BCD Travel and our partners A21 and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) are committed to helping raise awareness and provide education that sensitizes everyone to the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking.
If you’re looking for ways to generate hotel savings, drive adoption and make traveler experiences more seamless, the same old program techniques won’t cut it. Stay by BCD Travel offers spend management solutions, Traveler Engagement tactics and smarter analytics that lead to better results and returns for your business travelers and your program.
Check out our latest videos covering hotel trends, duty of care, sustainability, managing the sting of inflation, and much more. Filmed in June 2023 at Business Travel Show Europe in London, experts from BCD and Advito weighed in on the topics that are top of mind across our industry.
Take a few moments to search sustainability online, and you’ll get more than 2.8 billion results. Search any related terms – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); climate action; corporate social responsibility (CSR); or net zero – and the results also number in the hundreds of millions to billions. The takeaway: sustainability is serious business – and it’s time we all think bigger and act more broadly. That’s why BCD’s vision for sustainability – and our definition of it – encompasses many areas, not just carbon footprints.
Our latest episodes of Connections with BCD Travel feature Heather Wright, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, and Amy Dalton, Senior Vice President. Check out “It’s available. Use it.” and “Reporting up: What story are you telling your executives.”