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:

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Infographic showing Wellbeing as a company priority

Research Snapshot: Wellbeing as a company priority

While 9 in 10 survey respondents consider employee wellbeing as a company priority, business traveler wellbeing raises questions.

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Infographic showing Traveler wellbeing support

Research Snapshot: Traveler wellbeing support

Employers play a big role in supporting wellbeing of traveling employees via travel policies and dedicated wellbeing measures.

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Infographic showing Traveler wellbeing support

Research Snapshot: Wellbeing support tools

Business travelers may use various tools to support their physical and mental well-being, mobile apps being among them. The tools need to be convenient, helpful and assure confidentiality.

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Webinar

Navigating a safe return to travel

As countries carefully lift travel restrictions, travelers are ready to reconnect in person. Travel managers now face the challenge to reboot their travel program with a renewed focus on traveler health and safety.

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Report

Business Travel Trends for 2022

The last two years have also been a time for reflection, leading to a refocus on new priorities for the future. What does this refocus mean for travel? We’ve identified a short list of trends, which we think will come to resonate with both travel managers and travelers during 2022.

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Case study

FUNKE Media Group selects BCD Travel to modernize its corporate travel program

Read how FUNKE Media Group selected BCD as their new global TMC for its digital and innovative solutions and services to help drive savings, data insights and traveler satisfaction & engagement. (EN & DE)

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Report

Report: 5G and Flight Disruption

Plans by telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon to roll out new 5G mobile services across the U.S. has caused concern in the aviation and travel industry, even though 5G has already been rolled out in Europe and Asia. This new report considers the issues surrounding 5G deployment in the U.S.

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Webinar

Webinar – International trains are on the right track

International train travel is on the right track when it comes to a green and sustainable alternative mode of transportation. During this online event, we talked about the future of international train travel for business travelers.

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Report

Report: COVID-19: Omicron and travel restrictions

From late November 2021, countries around the world started to reimpose travel restrictions in response to rapidly emerging concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified as a variant of concern.

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Research Snapshot: Total Trip Cost: Adoption and calculation

Most travel buyers don’t currently track Total Trip Cost (TTC) but would like to do this in the future.

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Webinar

Webinar – Keeping your travelers safe with BCD Alert

Keeping travelers safe is a 24/7 job. To help travel and security managers deal with this daunting responsibility, BCD Travel launched BCD Alert. Our newly released mobile app allows you to keep your travelers safe and informed. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Survey

Surview: Payment & Expense: Travel Buyers Speak

With this survey we aimed to explore the role of Payment & Expense in a travel program looking at the current pain points and future trends.

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Report

Vaccinations and easing travel restrictions

While they have yet to become a mandatory condition of travel, a traveler’s vaccination status is increasingly being used to determine which travel restrictions they are subject to and which services and amenities they can access at their destination.

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Research Snapshot: Finance as Payment & Expense stakeholder

Finance is the most influential Payment & Expense stakeholder in business travel, followed by Travel Management and Procurement.

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Research Snapshot: Payment and Expense priorities

Processes simplification is the top payment and expense priority reported by travel buyers.

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Research Snapshot: Travel policy post-pandemic

Travel buyers and travelers have different views about what policy options are essential to travel post-pandemic.

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Research Snapshot: How travel program priorities are changing

On the travel buyers’ list of program priorities, sustainability keeps growing its importance at the highest speed.

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Webinar

Webinar – Trends and truth: Shift to sustainable suppliers

Sustainable travel solutions are a top priority for companies as travel returns. But how can you evolve your program from fulfilling a tick-box exercise to driving meaningful change? Join us for an open discussion with our partners at Air France KLM and Accor on building a sustainable travel program.

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Report

Insights: Transatlantic Rebound

The U.S. government’s relaxed restrictions have sparked a travel boom, and airlines are already responding with expanded schedules.

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Brochure

A guide to Singapore vaccinated travel lanes (VTL)

The Singapore government has announced an additional eight countries to be added to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, effective Oct. 19.

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Report

Digital Health Passes Update

We’ve created this new report as companion to the original paper, updating you on some of the recent developments and progress on digital health passes

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Webinar

Webinar – Building a sustainable future together

A sustainable tomorrow requires action today, and collaboration from every part of the industry.  But what actions are truly propelling change? Join us in an open discussion with our partners at Delta Air Lines and IHG Hotels & Resorts on driving corporate climate action.

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Case study

Software company saves US$4.4M with non-refundable ticket recovery during COVID-19

Read how BCD recovered thousands of non-refundable tickets, worth US$4.9M on file and achieved a cost avoidance of US$4.4M, representing a 90% savings to date.

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Survey

Surview: Traveler Survey: Future of work and business travel

With this survey we aimed to explore travelers' attitudes towards new ways of working and traveling for business in the currently changing environment influenced by the pandemic.

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