Travel Risk Outlook: 7 threats your business travelers might encounter

It may be hard to imagine, but the pandemic isn’t the only risk that business travelers face. Extreme weather, civil war, terrorism, and kidnapping are real dangers, and cybersecurity threats are growing. Make sure your travelers, program and policy are prepared with essential information, tactics and readiness plans. Read more

BCD research: Buyers say traveler wellbeing is No. 2 program priority

For travel buyers, traveler satisfaction and wellbeing is the second most important travel program priority after duty of care, according to a recent BCD Travel survey. In March, the travel management company surveyed 118 travel buyers worldwide, with 92% of survey respondents ranking the topic as extremely or very important.

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How to beat jet lag: Help for business travelers

Flying halfway across the world can affect your business travelers’ wellbeing and productivity, especially if they’re new to long trips or just resuming them following a travel hiatus. While there’s no easy way to beat jet lag, there are a few things travel teams can do to help ease traveler journeys. Read more

In the news: The pandemic didn’t stop the show for BCD Media & Entertainment

From feuding tiger keepers to beloved superheroes, film and TV productions helped keep us entertained during the lockdown months of the pandemic. Helen Williams, a Commercial Program Manager for BCD Media and Entertainment, sat down with Business Traveller magazine to recount how her team navigated COVID restrictions to help support those crews as they traveled. Read more

TripSource® earns fifth consecutive gold at American Business Awards

TripSource® from BCD Travel earned its fifth consecutive gold Stevie® in the American Business Awards® (ABA) for best Travel App & Mobile Website. BCD’s COVID-19 Information Hub won a silver Stevie for Most Valuable Technical Innovation. The American Business Awards is the premier accolade for excellence in U.S. business, honoring organizations of all sizes and industries. Read more

BCD Travel advances three finalists in GBTA Ladders competition

BCD Travel’s Jamie Meek (United States), Katherine Tomasi (U.S.) and Nick Dewey (United Kingdom) will compete in an intense (but friendly) competition for big ideas during the 2022 GBTA Ladders Summit May 16-18 in Nashville, Tenn. The goal: To present the best potential solution for a challenge in the business travel industry. Read more

How to spring clean your business travelers’ profiles

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your garage. Now is the time to give your traveler profile database a good scrub down. Things happen: travelers retire or leave the company; organizations reorganize workforces; and employees who used to travel won’t do so in the future. Updating traveler profile information should happen at least annually and will require action from travelers and travel managers. Read more

BCD survey: The stress of business travel

Adding more direct flights, TSA PreCheck and extra time off may help fight business travel stress, BCD findings show. While 89% of business travelers say employee wellbeing is a priority at their company, only 51% feel that their company provides traveler wellbeing support, according to a recent BCD Travel survey of 875 business travelers worldwide. Read more

Environment, social, and governance: What exactly is ESG?

If you haven’t heard the acronym ESG yet, you will soon. The acronym stands for environment, social, and governance. Its growing presence in sustainability and corporate social responsibility discussions signals a shift in how companies approach these activities. Here, Advito leader April Bridgeman unpacks the definition of ESG and its implications for business travel programs. Read more

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BCD in the news: BTN Corporate Travel Index

Business Travel News’ 2022 Corporate Travel Index reflects the per diem costs of business travel in 200 cities worldwide. In the coming year, those costs are on the rise – significantly. Some BCD Travel experts contributed to the CTI and gave their views on trends and developments in different regions. Read more

How to write a travel policy

When it’s time to travel for business, employees need to know what’s allowed, when to book, what supplier to book – and most importantly, why. A well-crafted travel policy provides a consistent, safe, managed and cost-controlled framework that leads to wise travel decisions. Here’s the BCD Travel guide to writing a travel policy for your program. Read more