BCD Travel sees bigger opportunities ahead in enabling travel for the U.S. government, and a recent article in industry news outlet The Beat outlined why.
- The travel management company’s technological innovations available through reporting and analytics platform DecisionSource® and traveler platform TripSource® can help federal agencies advance their digital transformations.
- BCD can provide agent-based services through its Pittsburgh contact center, fulfilling the federal government requirement that agencies are served by background-checked U.S. citizens located on U.S. soil.
- The TMC’s partnerships with smaller travel agencies let government customers tap into large-agency reach while giving special consideration to small business contractors.
- BCD has “a toe already in” with established service to key government contractors, such as those working for defense agencies.
“BCD Travel over the last 10-plus years has really had a very intense focus on defense contractors,” Tracy Maier, a BCD senior vice president in North America, told The Beat. “We started recognizing all the similarities in supporting defense contractors and supporting the federal government. There’s a lot of overlap, and it seemed like a good fit.”
To increase its prospects, BCD went through a certification process to be added to the federal General Services Administration’s list of approved contractors. It also created a new BCD Government Travel website and secured spots at several upcoming government travel events.
Once the TMC gains traction at the federal level, it will begin looking for more opportunities to manage travel for state governments around the U.S.