Business Travel Resources

Research & Intelligence: Welcome to our Business Travel Management Resources page.

Here you'll find a variety of information to help you plan and manage your company's business travel. Whether you're looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline your booking process or ensure the safety and comfort of your employees on the road, you'll find valuable resources and tips on this page.

From reports and insights to case studies and infographics, our comprehensive collection covers topics such as travel policy development, cost-saving strategies, traveler wellness, sustainability and emerging technologies.

Latest Resources:

Survey

Travel Buyer Survey: Travel Policy

This survey explores modern corporate travel policies and looks at the policy changes happening under ...

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Report

Airline operations

These reports present a roundup of what’s been happening to airlines in the world over the last month.

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Case study

It’s all about excellent service and partnership

Michael O’Neill and David Currie from the Irish Football Association share why they’re so proud of their strategic partnership with BCD M&E Sports.

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White Papers & Guides

Moving beyond climate neutrality claims: Taking real climate action

In today’s business environment, companies have an increased responsibility to engage in proven effective climate action.

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Insights

Impact on travel of the Paris Olympics and UEFA European Championship

In 2024, Europe will host two major multinational sporting events. Building upon a report originally published by Oxford Economics, this Insights report explores the implications for travel.

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Cities & trends reports

Cities & Trends U.S. 2023 edition

Discover the latest insights into U.S. business travel for 2023 with BCD's Cities & Trends report. Explore key trends in destinations, flight routes, and car rentals. Optimize travel strategies, control costs, and benchmark your company's performance effectively.

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Report
Artificial Intelligence in Business Travel: A report for fans and skeptics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & What It Means for Business Travel Management 

Learn about the impact AI has on the future of business travel, based on collaborative feedback from 700+ industry professionals across Europe and Asia.

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Cities & trends reports

Cities & Trends Europe 2023 edition

Uncover the top trends in destinations, flight routes, and car rentals shaping European business travel in 2023 with BCD's latest release: Cities & Trends report (Europe edition). Gain valuable insights to strategize business trips effectively, optimize travel costs, and benchmark your company's performance in business travel.

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Report

Travel Market Report – Q1 Update

In the latest Travel Market Report, we explore macroeconomic and travel trends expected through 2024. Our focus shifts to recent airline consolidation, impacting competition in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Additionally, we consolidate findings from previous surveys on sustainable travel practices, highlighting regional differences.

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Case study

Innovative solution transforms HCP and group travel for healthcare company

Discover how BCD helped a multinational healthcare company by implementing two innovative configurations to manage HCP and group bookings.

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Insights

Japan: Market Insights

Japan Market Insights offers a comprehensive analysis of Japan's economy, with a focus on various sectors such as GDP growth, inflation, regional economic performance, air travel, and hotels.

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Case study

Hong Kong customer consolidates travel program in APAC

Based on BCD Travel’s expertise and trust, a multinational financial services customer in Hong Kong decided to consolidate all travel in APAC with BCD.

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Case study

Streamlined processes result in savings for Italian tech company

Read how BCD helped Italian tech company improve its travel processes, drive savings for hotel and rail bookings and increase OBT adoption.

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Insights
Emerging travel trends in China

Emerging travel trends in China

The business of mobility: emerging trends in business travel in China. As we enter 2024, and just over a year after the reopening and end of COVID-19 restrictions, China's economy is still trying to fully shake off the effects of the pandemic.

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Report

Report: Car rental survey

In BCD's latest traveler survey, we asked business travelers across the world about their findings around booking rental cars and following their company's car rental policy. This report will give you more insights that help you create new company guidelines for booking rental cars, or finetune your travel policy to align traveler behavior and your travel program goals.

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Report

Report: Sustainability in business travel

BCD Travel recently surveyed more than 100 travel buyers and almost 1,800 business travelers to gauge the importance of environmental sustainability in business travel. This report aims to explore travel programs from the perspective of sustainability looking at the current priorities, challenges, opportunities and needs of travel buyers and travelers.

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Case study

It’s all about trust, responsiveness and professionalism

Frédéric Jousseau, Head of General Services & Group Travel at Sodiaal, one of the largest dairy producers in France, describes his relationship with BCD Travel. It’s all about trust, responsiveness and professionalism.

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Insights
Recovery in airline capacity and airfares in Africa

Recovery in airline capacity and airfares in Africa

The state of airline capacity and average ticket prices (ATPs) has been reviewed for 26 markets across Africa. The recovery in seat capacity has been established using data from the Official Airlines Guide (OAG) for January 2019 and 2024. The outlook for airfares is based on IATA (International Air Transport Association) forecasts.

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Insights
IATA’s regional airfare outlook

IATA’s regional airfare outlook

For each of the regions, this report outlines IATA's latest forecasts for airfare movements in 2023. It also shows the evolution of airfares from a pre-pandemic base in 2019 to IATA's forecasts for 2024.

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Case study

Putting employee needs first drives 6% savings on annual air spend

After five years of low use, OBT adoption jumps from 2% to 60% in six months, resulting in lower transaction fees, cheaper airfares and 6% projected savings on annual air spend.

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Case study

Global professional services firm reduces airport lounge access costs by over 50 percent

Learn how the firm engaged BCD marketplace partner Sanctifly to give their travelers access to relaxation and fitness options at airports around the world while reducing in-route spend.

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Report

Travel Market Report: 2024 Outlook

What lies ahead for business travel in 2024? The outlook edition of our Travel Market Report will give you insights to make the most of a new year of opportunities.

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Case study

Cracker Barrel saves over 40 hours monthly on reconciliation time with virtual credit card

Discover how BCD’s Virtual Payment Automation saves Cracker Barrel 40+ hours monthly on reconciliation time, resulting in $15K annual savings on manual processing.

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Case study

Client testimonial: Partnership with Salzgitter AG

In this video, Stephanie Schöler, Head of Mobility at Salzgitter AG, one of the largest steel producers in Europe, shares why the company chose BCD Travel as their travel management company and how the strong partnership has gotten them through tough times.

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