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BCD Travel

GLOBAL LEADER IN CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

BCD Travel is one of the global market leaders in the business of travel. BCD Travel provides services to customers all over the world. It combines its extensive knowledge and years of experience in business travel and corporate travel management with innovative technology, intelligent data analysis and strategic solutions.

  • ± 13,000 EMPLOYEESWORLDWIDE
  • > 1,500 LOCATIONSIN 108 COUNTRIES
  • HIGH RETENTION RATEOF 95%

OVER US$ 11 BILLION IN 10 YEARS

In 2016 BCD Travel closed the financial year with US$ 24.6 billion in total sales. New air sales awarded in 2016 tallied US$ 0.8 billion, marking the company’s 10th consecutive year over US$ 11 billion. BCD Travel has combined strong sales performance with an equally strong annual customer retention rate of over 95% since the launch of the BCD Travel brand.

Year Sales
2007 14.4
2008 14
2009 14.6
2010 17.2
2011 20.8
2012 21.2
2013 22.4
2014 24.2
2015 23.8
2016 24.6

BUSINESS TRAVEL, OUR CORE BUSINESS

BCD Travel makes sure corporate customers travel smart and achieve more, by:

  • Putting the right information, products and services in the hands of travelers and travel buyers at the right time.
  • Advising customers on strategic program goals and measuring progress toward those goals.
  • Turning travel and travel-related data into meaningful information so travel managers can quickly see what’s working and what isn’t, and make better decisions.
  • Using the best of the newest consumer technology to make travelers’ lives easier and their trips smoother.
  • Helping companies control spend by influencing traveler behavior.

CONSULTING

Advito

Advito is a corporate travel advisory that helps companies modernize travel category management – pushing beyond traditional sourcing and measurement tactics – for better spend outcomes in a data-rich world. We offer a full spectrum of services to help companies better manage their program, reduce travel spend and influence traveler behavior.


Travel Program Consulting Solutions

Advito travel program consulting solutions include:

  • Sourcing and strategy development
  • Dynamic performance management
  • Air, hotel and car program consulting
  • Traveler engagement consulting
  • Total collaboration management
  • Integrated travel and meetings consulting
  • Policy, governance, payment and expense consulting


Headquartered in Chicago, Advito operates in key business markets around the world as an independent operating unit of BCD Travel.

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MEETINGS & EVENTS

Meetings are a vital part of relationship-building and business growth – and a major component of travel spend.

BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a sister organization of BCD Travel. BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by designing event-level and enterprise-level experiences and solutions where people, passion and purpose come together to drive business results.

Global operating unit

Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events employs more than 1,100 global resources operating in over 50 countries, with sales exceeding US$ 992 million.

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HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

2017
  • Forbes names BCD Travel one of America’s Best Employers for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Flexjobs recognizes BCD Travel as a top flexible workplace company for the 2nd year in a row.
2016
  • The Global Business Travel Association Foundation recognizes BCD Travel for outstanding achievement in sustainability – with the Project Icarus Award.
  • BCD Travel earns EcoVadis’ top Corporate Social Responsibility rating to rank among top 2% of all suppliers—the first Travel Management Company (TMC) to achieve the gold rating.
  • BCD Travel takes majority ownership in China and Hong Kong joint venture.
  • BCD Travel assumes full ownership of Ticket Biz to further strengthen its presence in the Nordics.
  • BCD Travel launches hotel booking for travelers via its TripSource® platform.
2015
  • BCD M&I and BCD Travel Groups integrate their 2 organizations to create a new global operating unit branded: BCD Meetings & Events.
  • BCD Travel introduces hotel booking for agents via its TripSource® platform.
  • May 2015: BCD Travel acquires World Travel Services, Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • October 2015: BCD Travel is named the “Most Admired TMC” by the travel business newsletter The Beat for the 4th time in 6 years.
2014
  • March 2014: BCD Travel increases its ownership stake in Dubai partner.
  • May 2014: BCD Travel takes the “Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award” in the Travel Intermediary category in the GBTA Foundation’s Project Icarus Awards.
  • June 2014: BCD Travel wins silver-level recognition for its CSR programs, following an independent assessment by EcoVadis.
  • October 2014: BCD Travel is named “Most Admired TMC” by readers of travel business newsletter The Beat.
2013
  • BCD Travel launches TripSource®, its proprietary mobile app.
  • BCD Travel signs a new joint venture agreement in Brazil partner.
  • BCD Travel acquires Travelocity Business.
  • October 2013: BCD Travel is named “Most Admired TMC” by readers of travel business newsletter The Beat.
  • December 2013: BCD Travel Global President & COO John Snyder named one of Business Travel News’ Top 25 Most Influential Executives.
2012

BCD Travel celebrates its 25th anniversary with special jubilee events.

2009
  • BCD Travel expands operations in Austria.
  • The BCD Travel Academy introduces courses Travel Management.
2008

BCD Travel expands succesfully in the Middle-East.

2007

New acquisitions of BCD Travel in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

2006

Foundation of BCD Travel on 3 January 2006. When BCD Holdings N.V. announces its decision to purchase TQ3 Travel Solutions Management Holding GmbH, as well as a majority interest in The Travel Company. The 2 companies are united with WorldTravel BTI under one ownership and management structure.

2006

BCD Travel formally begins trading under its new brand on 31 March 2006.