German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG has chosen BCD Travel as its new travel management company from January 1, 2020. The new cooperation will start in Germany, before being extended to the DB companies operating abroad. Support will be provided by a newly set up Rail Travel Center at the German BCD headquarters in Bremen.
Partnership and innovation
The new partnership marks the end of Deutsche Bahn’s long-standing cooperation with its previous business travel provider. The decision was based on cost optimization and BCD’s innovative, future-oriented approach, international network and reporting capabilities.
Alexander Albert, vice president of Program Management EMEA at BCD Travel, leads the business in the new partnership with Deutsche Bahn. “Deutsche Bahn AG and BCD have been working closely together for many years in the classic cooperation between supplier and TMC. We are proud that Deutsche Bahn decided to entrust us with its business travel budget. We are driving changes in the market with innovative end-to-end alternatives. Deutsche Bahn wants excellent service for its passengers while maximizing efficiency and transparency across the entire business travel value chain. That matches perfectly with our services.”