BCD launches new solution for guest travel management

BCD Invite simplifies inefficient manual processes for managing unprofiled travelers.

Companies are relying more and more on independent contractors, freelancers, consultants, and mobile professionals to travel on their behalf. But legacy systems aren’t equipped to easily support travel for non-full-time employees. BCD Invite helps simplify the time-consuming process of managing guest or “unprofiled” travelers in a program.

“The majority of BCD customers manage a significant volume of unprofiled travelers, particularly our Media & Entertainment and Life Sciences customers,” said Yannis Karmis, senior vice president of Product Planning and Development at BCD Travel. “BCD Invite delivers a simple, secure, and configurable solution that saves time for travel arrangers and applies their policies while giving travelers a modern shopping and booking experience with no red tape. In the future, arrangers will be able to ‘invite’ both profiled and unprofiled meeting attendees to a specific event with custom booking parameters. This will vastly simplify group travel management for organizations.”

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Our new tech integrates program policy, authorization and duty of care

Managers can easily add travelers, create temporary profiles, track booking status and stay connected to travelers throughout the trip. In just a few clicks, the travel manager or designated arranger can set event types, configure rules and invite attendees.

Key benefits of BCD Invite:

  • Flexible: Profiles are created in real-time and sync with the preferred booking tool regardless of GDS or market.
  • Secure: Profiles are created with an expiration date ensuring they automatically deactivate from all booking tools for better security management.
  • Digital: Trip request details are managed electronically to improve the travel management experience for event participants, arrangers and agents.

BCD Invite is available globally for BCD customers.

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