UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Oct. 15, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel was recognized by Airlines Reporting Corp. with ARC’s 2019 Travel Agency Representative of the Year award. The honor recognizes an organization or individual for excellence in leadership, innovation and industry collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands—Sept. 17, 2019—Global hotel rates will increase by 1% to 3% and airfares by 1% to 2% in 2020, according to leading business travel management company BCD Travel’s newly released 2020 Industry Forecast.
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.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Aug. 5, 2019 – BCD Travel today announced it has acquired Milwaukee, Wis.,-based Adelman Travel Group. Ranked by Travel Weekly at number 23 globally, Adelman is one of the largest full-service travel management companies in North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 15, 2019 – Leading global travel management company BCD Travel today named three candidates selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the Management Associate Program (MAP), an international business travel immersion program developed in partnership with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)…
Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 7, 2019 – Leading travel management company BCD Travel and integrated maritime solutions leader Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), today announced a new joint venture to create a specialised, dynamic and highly responsive global marine travel services offering. The joint venture bolsters BCD’s expansion of its global Energy, Resources & Marine practice, adding specialized services for the marine sector.