When your employees are on the road, there is nothing more important than their safety. A Traveler Security Program Assessment can help you determine ways to protect your company’s assets, reputation, business continuity, and, most importantly, your people.
In the airport, on the plane, in hotels or our communities, we all can help combat human trafficking by watching for and reporting signs of exploitation and modern slavery.
In a guest blog, Jorge Cruz, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at BCD, explains why now is the right time to shift duty of care from travel risk management to people risk management.
Mike Eggleton, Director of Research and Intelligence at BCD Travel, shares why we’re not producing a 2023 Industry Forecast. His view: Forecasting is riskier than ever due to market uncertainty, volatility and variability. He advises managed travel stakeholders to familiarize themselves with the latest market developments and trends; and develop plans accordingly. This simple approach should at least provide credible numbers useful for budgeting.
Representatives from all areas of the business travel ecosystem gathered at the GBTA Europe Conference in Brussels in November during The Big Idea session, sponsored by BCD Travel. The travel management company developed the theme for the session “Travel and The Law of Attraction” to discuss the pain points and solutions that appeal to talent both in and outside of the industry.
BCD Travel has been awarded in its sixth consecutive honor as Most Admired Travel Management Company by The BTN Group. The designation was bestowed by readers of The Beat, a widely read business travel newsletter and website. BCD was recognized at the 15th annual The Beat Live on Dec. 7. It’s the 10th time in total since 2009 that BCD has been named Most Admired TMC by The Beat’s readers.
Jack Alexander worked as a real estate executive for BCD Group founder John Fentener van Vlissingen before the pair purchased a travel company that ultimately led to the start of BCD Travel. “John walked into a meeting one day and said, ‘I want to enter the service industry,’” Alexander recalls of their 1986 discussion. Thirty-six years later, Alexander has been inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame for his contributions to the business travel landscape and his legacy of achievement in and out of the industry.
Reducing emissions must be part of our game plan today to make sure we can still connect people and travel for business tomorrow. In a new video from BCD TV, April Bridgeman, Managing Director, Advito, and SVP Hotel Solutions, BCD Travel, points to steps business travelers and travel arrangers can take now to help decarbonize business travel.
More than three-quarters of business travelers say their employer treats traveler health, safety and security as a priority, but only 36% of travelers say their employer unconditionally takes care of their safety and security when working remotely and another 25% don’t know, according to a BCD Travel survey in August. The survey of 674 business travelers worldwide examined travel risk management and the traveler experience, as well as a variety of measures that may improve the health, safety and security of business travelers on the road.
The inclusion of rideshare solutions as part of a holistic business travel ground program is emerging, led in part by an increased focus on sustainability. Ryan Hohag, Director, Global Air and Car Practices shares his insights.
BCD leaders Michèle Lawley, President, Europe, and Christina Reichelt, Senior Director, Global Client Team, are among the 2022 award winners for WINiT by GBTA’s Top 50 Women in Travel. The award recognizes outstanding women professionals from across the globe as nominated by their industry peers and colleagues for their contributions.