The Nordic Business Travel Summit (NBTS) in Stockholm has been postponed to March 2021 by its organizers. Please visit the event page for more details.
BCD Travel’s Simon Spiers and around 350 Nordic travel buyers were planning to come together at the Nordic Business Travel Summit (NBTS) in Stockholm on March 17-18, 2020. Spiers was planning to lead a breakout session on new ways of hotel procurement.
Remove your procurement hat and embrace consumerization
Simon Spiers, Director, Sales, Hotel Solutions, EMEA at BCD Travel, challenges the traditional approach to corporate travel, embracing consumerization and technology to improve the traveler experience while increasing program adoption — ultimately achieving savings beyond sourcing.
Savings beyond sourcing
Simon Spiers was one of the founding team members of Stay by BCD Travel™, BCD’s holistic approach to hotel program management which offers:
1. Innovative spend management tactics
By shifting the focus to rate availability management, consumer merchandising and rate targets, Stay by BCD Travel delivers bigger savings than just sourcing.
2. Less effort for a more proactive program
Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) leads to a continuously improving program throughout the year with incremental savings that add up higher than traditional approaches.
3. Smarter analytics that lead to better rates and returns
BCD brings together multiple data sources into easy-to-use dashboards, giving travel managers a more holistic picture of their spend along with supplier and market information.
Organized by the four Nordic Business Travel Associations — DBTA in Denmark, FBTA in Finland, NBTA in Norway and SBTA in Sweden — NBTS is the only conference for Nordic Business Travel buyers. It’s hosted in partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).