Global travel management company BCD Travel will launch a new version of its industry leading mobile app, TripSource, later this month. 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.
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.
Every business trip triggers a universally disliked task from which few travelers—from senior executive to new hire—are exempt: filing an expense report. Just as “run flat tires” have largely eliminated the risky roadside task of installing a spare, emerging payment and expense technology could one day completely relieve travelers of the need to claim expenses, concludes BCD Travel’s latest Inform paper on emerging technology. Payment and Expense, Emerging Technology and Travel Management examines how new innovations will change payment and expense…
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…
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.
Traditional payment methods for business trips are fraught with shortcomings. Companies spend 40 hours a month, on average, reconciling travel expenses and payment data according to a GBTA Foundation study. A white paper released today by leading business travel management company BCD Travel focuses on how payment automation enabled by virtual credit cards improves security, efficiency and data collection that leads to corporate travel program insights.
A new study by leading travel management company BCD Travel shows that half of the most visited business travel destinations worldwide have dangerous levels of air pollution. At a regional level, only North America and Southwest Pacific can be considered relatively safe. All other regions have cities with air pollution levels ranging from moderate (Europe) to hazardous (Asia) or extremely hazardous (Middle East). BCD Travel initiated the Inform report to warn travel managers about the risks of air pollution for their business travelers, and advises them to include the issue of air quality in their travel risk management programs.
Those commuting to offices in the most congested cities in the world such as Los Angeles, Moscow and Sao Paulo have it easy compared to the typical worker in the Energy, Resources and Marine sectors. Getting to his “office,” a typical ERM worker might hop two planes before catching a helicopter to an offshore rig in the North Sea miles from the coast of Norway. It can take a full day to get to work.
Traveler wellness and satisfaction are the third-highest priority among corporate travel managers after cost control and duty of care, according to a recent survey of 53 travel managers from around the globe. The survey was conducted by the leading travel management company, BCD Travel.
Leading travel management company BCD Travel awarded Kathy Jackson, Executive Vice President, Global Program Client Management & Advito, as its first recipient of the BCD Travel Women of Distinction award. The award was presented at a leadership summit last week.”With the award we want to celebrate extraordinary women in our organization,” says John Snyder, President and CEO, BCD Travel. ”We hope it will inspire people across the company by putting a spotlight on role models of achievement and innovation.”