South Africa-based Rennies Travel has joined BCD Travel’s global network which operates in 109 countries worldwide. Specializing in corporate travel, incentive and group travel, leisure travel and travel technologies, Rennies Travel serves clients in South Africa from six offices, in addition to serving clients around the world. The agency is part of the Bidvest Group.
BCD will continue to operate its current South African joint venture, BCD Travel South Africa, separately.
“Thanks to our current South African joint venture, we have a long-standing partnership with Bidvest, based on mutual trust and a shared commitment to quality,” said Adrian Woodward, vice president of BCD Travel’s EMEA Global Network. “This partnership with Rennies Travel is a logical next step. Rennies Travel is an excellent strategic addition to our Global Network, thanks to its impeccable reputation and ability to service clients of all sizes.”
With the sixth largest population in Africa, South Africa also has the continent’s second largest economy, with a gross domestic product of US$349 billion in 2017. The country’s economy is highly diversified, with key industries including mining, agriculture and fisheries, vehicle manufacturing and assembly, food processing, telecommunication, energy, financial and business services, tourism and transportation.
“Our growth strategy prioritizes partnerships and acquisitions in markets with significant customer transactions that also represent large growth and revenue potential. Many of our global customers invest significant travel spend in South Africa, and we project long-term growth in the country,” Woodward said.