BCD Travel will share insights on hotel sourcing challenges and strategies that can improve global Sleep Programs at the 2017 ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference from October 11-13 in London. The conference gathers business travel and airline professionals from around the world.
“The yearly ACTE conference is an important event for BCD and our clients. It provides quality networking time to interact with peers, customers and suppliers and a great opportunity to exchange learning experiences”, said Chris Crowley, SVP Global Program Management EMEA at BCD Travel and former ACTE President. “The world’s leading corporate travel executives and airline leaders come together to share their insights that will spark your thinking and leave you with actionable ideas to improve your program. That’s why we and many of our clients participate.”
In a plenary session “An innovative approach to the challenge of travel management” on Wednesday, October 11 at 4:15 pm, Chris Tumbridge, SVP Key Business Reform EMEA at BCD Travel, and other industry experts share obstacles and best practices in the Sleep and Ground sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a facilitated conversation and get actively involved to identify potential solutions.
In a breakout session “Evolution and trends in hotel sourcing” on Thursday, October 12 at 2:15 pm, Torsten Kriedt, VP Product Strategy & Innovation at BCD Travel, explores how hotel sourcing practices are evolving: looking at the game-changing arrival of dynamic pricing and management. Discover how your peers are easing the sourcing burden and simultaneously enhancing their Sleep Program.
In another breakout session “Give your travelers a good nights’ sleep” on Friday, October 13 at 10:45 am, Lutz Nauert, VP Global Client Management at BCD Travel, and other industry leaders will talk about strategies that can bring improvements to your global Sleep Program including changes in technology, the competitive landscape, sourcing strategies and more.
Furthermore there will be numerous opportunities to explore BCD Travel’s most recent solutions at the BCD Travel booth #11 in the exhibition hall, all under the theme of Love your travelers – Give them what they want.
There are two sides to every story. There’s a travel manager who wants to engage travelers and boost compliance, all while finding new savings. The business traveler on the other side wants freedom of choice, ease, convenience and great service. It’s almost like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, an impossible love. But BCD Travel has the solution to reunite these two parties. How? By giving travelers what they want:
- Hotels travelers like
Nothing is more personal than choosing a hotel room. Business travelers are a travel manager’s customers, but they’re also consumers with personal preferences. On average, only 50% of trip nights booked through a travel management company have a hotel booking attached to them. Business travelers might mean well, but booking outside the travel program causes problems in added cost and risk. BCD Travel understands this need and created a hotel booking feature in TripSource®. It offers over 600 000 hotel properties worldwide and 12.6 million shopping possibilities.
- Technology travelers embrace
We’re living in connected times. Still not all business travelers are tech experts. That’s why BCD is offering travelers apps and technology they want to use. On average business travelers have over a dozen travel apps on their smartphone, too many to manage a single trip. TripSource is the only travel app travelers will need for managing and organizing their business trips. It also enables travel managers to reach out to and engage their travelers and that way boost compliance.
- Advice travelers can trust
Not everything can be done online or through self-service. That’s when travel consultants come into play. They are a traveler’s trusted advisor ready to help when it comes to complex bookings or immediate support.
For more information about the 2017 ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference from October 11-13, 2017 in London, please consult the event website.