BCD Travel announced its SolutionSource® platform has significantly expanded in the 18 months since its launch. The innovative marketplace now features 19 third-party travel technology partners. Over 300 BCD clients have added at least one partner solution to their travel programs since February 2018.
With the launch of SolutionSource, BCD Travel introduced a new approach to helping clients capitalize on the most promising new technologies—with more speed and less risk. Third-party technology partners are vetted and authorized by BCD before being accepted into the marketplace. Through SolutionSource, BCD provides its partners access to a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and development tools for simple and secure integration with customer programs.
“There’s been an emergence of innovative, new travel technologies in the last few years. These new entrants offer tremendous potential value to the corporate travel industry but are often barricaded by legacy systems and contractual red tape,” said Irina Matz, BCD’s senior director of SolutionSource. “As their trusted adviser, we want to ensure our customers have access to the latest technology providers to help drive the success of their travel programs.”
SolutionSource allows travel managers to tailor their programs by selecting solutions that fit their unique business and traveler needs. BCD customers can tap into technologies across nine categories:
- Duty of care
- Guest travel
- Meetings & events
- Price monitoring
- Program optimization
- Traveler services
- Value-added tax (VAT) reclaim
- Visa & passport services