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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 named 2019 travel agency of the year by Airlines Reporting Corporation for company’s strong focus on innovation

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.

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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’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 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 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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Recent college grads selected to travel the world during international business travel immersion program

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)…

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New joint venture between BCD Travel and BSM creates leading global Marine travel services offering

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.

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Future of virtual payment explored in white paper from BCD Travel

Utrecht, the Netherlands, April 25, 2019 –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.

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BCD Travel study reveals alarming levels of air pollution in half of the 100 most visited business travel cities

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, April 4, 2019 – 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).

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BCD Travel expands its global Energy, Resources and Marine practice, wins one of world’s largest oilfield services companies

Utrecht, the Netherlands, March 14, 2019 – 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.

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BCD Travel invests in its government services practice to unlock full potential of U.S. federal agency travel programs

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2019 – BCD Travel today announced the rollout of an enhanced government services practice to expand its travel program offerings tailored to federal agencies within the U.S. The practice is focused on making travel easier for federal employees and contractors, increasing travel program transparency for federal travel managers and bolstering savings.

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Automated and targeted messages supported by machine learning to drive corporate travel compliance, says BCD Travel report on technology and communications

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, January 23, 2019 – The influence of machine learning, blockchain, and chatbots can provide corporate travel managers powerful communication tools for driving travel program compliance, according to an Inform series report published by leading business travel management company, BCD Travel.

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South Africa’s leading corporate travel company, Rennies Travel, joins BCD Travel’s Global Network

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, January 21, 2019 – BCD Travel today announced that Rennies Travel has joined its Global Network, present in 109 countries worldwide. Headquartered in South Africa, Rennies Travel specializes in corporate travel, incentive and group travel, leisure travel and travel technologies. Part of the Bidvest group, Rennies Travel serves clients in South Africa from six offices, in addition to serving clients around the world.

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BCD Travel partners with Lufthansa Group airlines to pilot New Distribution Capability booking

BCD Travel has entered into an agreement with the Lufthansa Group airlines (Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Brussels Airlines) that will enable the travel management company to pilot booking the Lufthansa Group airlines’ New Distribution Capability (NDC) content. The agreement underlines BCD’s multi-source strategy for providing a seamless traveler experience that drives the booking, spend management and security processes, adding value to corporate clients’ travel programs.

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