NDC Q&A with BCD Travel’s Rose Stratford

Full access to content via New Distribution Capability (NDC) is returning to the spotlight for corporate travel managers and program stakeholders as demand for travel grows. In a short Q&A, Rose Stratford, Executive Vice President, Global Supplier Relations & Strategic Sourcing at BCD Travel, reflects on BCD’s journey with NDC in the last few years and what we’re doing next.

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BCD Travel and Fidelity International are shortlisted for Travel Team of the Year

BCD Travel and Fidelity International’s global travel team have been shortlisted for Travel Team of the Year by Business Travel Awards Europe. Organized by BTN Group and sometimes called “the Oscars of the industry,” the annual awards recognize top companies for their superior performance in industry leadership, partnership, and innovation across 22 categories.

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BCD Travel highlights: The best GBTA ever

Check out the BCD Travel highlight video from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention 2022 in San Diego. Fourteen of our experts participated as panelists and education session speakers on a range of topics, including the 21st century traveler, sustainability, people risk management, and DE&I in travel programs. Colleagues from Acendas, Adelman Travel, Advito, BCD Meetings & Events, and World Travel Service (WTS) joined BCD on the GBTA exhibition floor during the four-day show.

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It’s a tough time for business travel

You’ve seen the headlines: Hundreds of flights removed from schedules. Thousands of delayed or cancelled planes. Hours-long queues at check-in, security and baggage claim. Even longer customer support hold times. Travel is chaotic.

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BCD extends FairFly partnership to power Air Price Assurance for all clients

BCD has expanded a multiyear partnership with FairFly, the market-leading technology and artificial intelligence that powers BCD Air Price Assurance (APA). APA predicts when fare changes will occur and automatically cancels and rebooks tickets at lower rates. With FairFly’s global automated GDS coverage, BCD will be able to offer APA to all BCD customers. The technology helps save time and generates savings up to 4.8% of overall air spend with zero disruption to the traveler.

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Get help before or after a disrupted trip with BCD’s technology partners

Trip cancellations and other travel delays sometimes are unavoidable, especially in today’s complex travel environment. So, what can travel arrangers and business travelers do when they find themselves facing stressful disruptions? BCD Travel technology partners Lumo and AirHelp may be able to assist. Lumo helps travelers and arrangers plan ahead and fly smarter by predicting travel delays hours to weeks ahead of a trip. AirHelp works to promote and enforce air passenger rights in cases of flight disruptions.

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How BCD’s information security team protects travel data

While your travel team is busy moving people safely to and from points around the globe, BCD Travel’s global information security team is working 24×7 to combat cyber threats, fraud, supply chain risks, and breaches against personally identifiable information. Our experts have cross-industry experience in security and apply international standards for robust security management. They have deep knowledge of the travel industry and its supporting ecosystem.

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Meet BCD Travel at GBTA Convention 2022 in San Diego, Aug. 14-17

Looking for fresh ideas to help you travel smart and achieve more in your travel program? Connect with BCD Travel at GBTA Convention 2022, Aug. 14-17, in San Diego. BCD experts will be on site at the booth and in education sessions covering topics like sustainability, diversity and cybersecurity. Please check out our lineup and pre-book an appointment to meet our experts onsite.

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