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® 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.
"Connections with BCD Travel" is a new podcast for travel buyers to help them take control and drive change within their travel program. Download and subscribe on any podcast platform.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended its REAL ID deadline until 2025. U.S. business travelers, mark your calendars for May 7, 2025. That’s the first date U.S. travelers will be required to show a REAL ID to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities in U.S.
Did you know? Companies who practice sustainability and encourage their travelers to do so enjoy more profitability and happier employees. The business travel community can help take action to invest in our planet. Keep reading for a checklist of 11 sustainable actions to try now.
Business travelers can now make informed and sustainable trip choices in real-time, instead of waiting for post-trip reporting to determine whether they achieved carbon savings. Global travel consultancy Advito and BCD Marketplace partner TripKicks have developed a groundbreaking solution that provides accurate, pre-trip emissions data at the exact moment of decision-making.
More trains. More seats. More connections. After months of hard work, Avanti West Coast’s upgraded timetable is now running and offering the choice, speed and reliability you need to do business.
Travel demand in China skyrocketed after the government fully reopened the borders. Chinese travelers are keen to resume trips, and many want their next trip to be international. But issues like passport renewals and visa requirements are causing friction. Jonathan Kao, Managing Director for BCD Travel China, explains what we’re likely to see over the next six months.
A crucial part of duty of care is a guide you may have missed. According to BCD Travel research, three-quarters of travel buyers have little to no knowledge of ISO 31030:2021, the international guidance specific to travel risk management (TRM). Only 14% of buyers have actually read ISO 31030, and 11% are somewhat familiar, we found.
Olivia Ruggles-Brise isn’t a fan of waste – or wasting time. In her first 100 days as BCD Travel’s Vice President of Sustainability, Ruggles-Brise has mapped a path to grow BCD’s accountability across the entire sustainability program. In a Q&A, Ruggles-Brise shares her plans to make BCD the world’s most sustainable TMC. Spoiler alert: communication is key.
Ajay Singh, vice president, digital payment and expense product development at BCD Travel, was featured in a Skift article covering payment and expense trends in business travel. He weighed in on how digital payment solutions can boost program efficiency, reduce costs and improve employee satisfaction.
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2023 with a new honor from Women Impact Tech (WIT), an organization working to achieve equity in the technology industry. This is BCD Travel's second appearance on the list of 100 companies with noteworthy diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Designed for small- and medium-sized companies, the new Luxair PRO Company Rewards Program is the easiest and best way for business travelers to earn rewards on work trips.
Travel managers are under pressure to juggle multiple travel program priorities, including traveler well-being, sustainability, and travel costs. Rather than looking at these areas in a silo, a purposeful travel approach brings them together to best support traveler needs and company objectives. Advito sustainability expert Shelley Fletcher-Bryant explains how purpose can transform business travel programs.
We’ve expanded our agreement with travel technology company Amadeus to capitalize on new opportunities and initiatives aimed at growth, productivity improvement, and technological innovation.
The aviation industry is emerging from a rough couple of years with a focus on stability and sustainability. “Air Travel – A Sustainable Future,” a new paper from BCD Travel, maps how the industry should move forward in delivering purposeful services that maximize value (for airlines and travelers), while also minimizing impact on our world.
BCD Travel supports the "LIFT Climate" sustainability project of the German Travel Management Association (VDR) mainly with its expertise and through direct exchanges with corporate clients. Specifically, the LIFT Climate project aims to motivate companies to implement sustainability through a structured, digitized process.
The security team of an international aerospace and defense firm relied on an outmoded spreadsheet to track travel bookings to high-risk countries. Here’s how BCD Travel remedied the manual trip approval process.