Travel technology executive Yannis Karmis to lead BCD Travel product planning and development
ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2016 – Former Sabre, GetThere and Travelocity Business executive Yannis Karmis has joined BCD Travel in the newly created role of senior vice president, Product Planning & Development. In his new role, Karmis sets BCD Travel’s vision for all aspects of new product roadmaps, including the business intelligence, traveler-facing and travel & expense management categories. His oversight includes the TripSource and DecisionSource Intelligence & Analytics suites.
Based in Dallas, Karmis will report to Russell Howell, executive vice president for Technology, Products & Innovation.
“Yannis brings a proven track record in new product development and business operations,” said Howell. “Throughout his career, he’s worked extensively with customers and commercial teams in all parts of the world.”
At Sabre, Karmis held the dual role of vice president for Corporate Solutions and president of GetThere—the second largest corporate booking tool in North America. At GetThere he oversaw all commercial activity, marketing and operations. In that role, he worked to develop the next generation of capabilities for GetThere, including its mobile-optimized website. He also previously served as president of Travelocity Business, now Tbiz, which BCD Travel acquired in 2013.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 14,900 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2019 sales of US$27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 15,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$30 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.