John Snyder named among top 25 most influential executives in business travel

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Dec. 3, 2019 – Business Travel News (BTN) has named BCD Travel President and CEO John Snyder one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in the business travel industry at the publication’s Business Travel Trends & Forecasts event in New York. This is the second time that Snyder has been named to the list.

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Quality Management in Business Travel Programs Hampered by Clouded Metrics

UTRECHT, The Netherlands — Nov. 21, 2019 — Travel buyers are always working to improve the travel experience for their organizations and employees, but a new study published today by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in collaboration with BCD Travel, “Quality Management in Business Travel 2.0,” finds that the metrics best suited for evaluating the success of the holistic travel experience remain misunderstood and, as a result, crucially underutilized.

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Survey Reveals Broad Sphere of Influence of Travel Departments Across Their Organizations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Nov. 20, 2019 – Travel managers widely collaborate with their corporate stakeholders, according to research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel. Most travel managers work together with stakeholders from finance/accounting (79 percent), human resources (66 percent), security/risk management (63 percent), C-level (61 percent), and legal/compliance (59 percent).

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BCD Travel becomes largest global travel management company to earn TMC Elite partner level with SAP Concur

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Nov. 19, 2019 – Leading travel management company BCD Travel has become the first of the Big 3 TMCs to earn TMC Elite partner status with SAP Concur, the world’s leading brand for integrated travel, expense, and invoice management solutions, BCD announced today. Prior to achieving TMC Elite partner status, BCD already was one of SAP Concur’s biggest reseller partners and one of its earliest partners with a relationship dating back to 2001.

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BCD Travel becomes first travel management company to issue UATP

BCD Travel becomes first travel management company to issue UATP ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2019 – BCD Travel has become the first travel management company to issue UATP accounts. BCD will launch the payment program internally with a test group before making it available to all clients as early as Q1 2020. UATP represents an …

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Rennies Travel and BCD Travel South Africa merge forces to create a leading corporate travel management company

Utrecht, the Netherlands, September 30, 2019 – BCD Travel today announced that their longtime joint-venture partner in South Africa, Connex Travel, is merging with Rennies Travel, South Africa’s leading corporate travel management company. The union of these companies will result in a total workforce of 737 employees, with offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Stellenbosch and Richard’s Bay, as well as Namibia, posting significant annual sales.

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BCD Travel launches Connect, a digital engagement platform for BCD corporate travel customers

Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 26, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel introduces Connect, a digital engagement platform exclusively for BCD customers, as a continued investment in digital engagement services. Connect provides a community environment that fosters program value and collaboration between BCD and their global customers. In addition to community inspired discussion groups, Connect serves as a single destination for program best practices, product updates and case studies, proprietary research, industry trends, support, account details and more.

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BCD Travel again named ‘Most Admired TMC’ by The Beat readers

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Sept. 19, 2019  – BCD Travel today received the corporate travel industry’s coveted designation as 2019 Most Admired Travel Management Company. The designation was bestowed by readers of The Beat, a widely-read business travel newsletter and website that provides breaking news, in-depth articles and high-level interviews on corporate travel distribution, travel management and technology. It is the sixth time in seven years that BCD has been named best TMC by The Beat’s readers.

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BCD Travel achieves IATA Level 3 NDC certification

UTRECHT, Sept. 12, 2019 – Global business travel management company BCD Travel today announced that it has been designated NDC-Certified Level 3 by IATA (International Air Transport Association), the organization that launched the New Distribution Capability (NDC) data transmission standard.

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BCD Travel’s SolutionSource® significantly expands to 19 third-party travel technology partners; over 300 clients add one or more authorized partners to their travel program

ATLANTA, July 30, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel today announced a significant expansion in the number of offerings in its SolutionSource platform. With recent additions, SolutionSource customers now have access to 19 innovative third-party technology providers—adding six new options since the year began. Over 300 clients have implemented one or more SolutionSource technology partners into their program.

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BCD Travel announces new SVPs Thane Jackson and Lesley O’Bryan

UTRECHT, July 25, 2019 – Leading global business travel management company BCD Travel today announced the promotion of Thane Jackson to Senior Vice President of Global Distribution Strategy, and Lesley O’Bryan to Senior Vice President of Advito. Both assume their new roles effective immediately.

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BCD Travel signs agreement to participate in Qantas Channel

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 15, 2019 – BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in the Qantas Channel. The agreement applies to all individual global distribution system bookings, and BCD now is finalizing required agreements with individual GDSs.

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BCD Travel releases the next generation of the TripSource® mobile app

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 10, 2019 – Global travel management company BCD Travel will launch a new version of its industry leading mobile app, TripSource, in July 2019. Built from the ground up, the entirely new TripSource app leverages the latest mobile technology to deliver a rich and intuitive user interface. TripSource allows travelers to securely shop, book and manage all aspects of their trip experience directly from their mobile device.

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BCD Travel invests heavily in Japan operations

UTRECHT, July 2, 2019 – BCD Travel has signed an agreement to take a majority ownership in Japan. The agreement gives BCD controlling interest in their operations in Japan, one of the Asia-Pacific region’s most important markets for corporate travel.

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BCD Travel unveils innovative approach to hotel programs, bringing more dynamic, data-driven solutions to clients with new division

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – June 13, 2019 – In response to changing industry dynamics, leading global travel management company BCD Travel today unveiled a dramatically new approach to managing hotel programs—Stay by BCD Travel™. The company has created a dedicated global hotel division, headed by April Bridgeman, recently appointed BCD’s Senior Vice President, Hotel Solutions…

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