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.
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.
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.
Representatives from all areas of the business travel ecosystem gathered at the GBTA Europe Conference in Brussels in November during The Big Idea session, sponsored by BCD Travel. The travel management company developed the theme for the session “Travel and The Law of Attraction” to discuss the pain points and solutions that appeal to talent both in and outside of the industry.
BCD Travel has been awarded in its sixth consecutive honor as Most Admired Travel Management Company by The BTN Group. The designation was bestowed by readers of The Beat, a widely read business travel newsletter and website. BCD was recognized at the 15th annual The Beat Live on Dec. 7. It’s the 10th time in total since 2009 that BCD has been named Most Admired TMC by The Beat’s readers.