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BCD Travel’s John Snyder named among 2013’s most influential executives

Former president Danny Hood inducted into Business Travel Hall of Fame

Atlanta, 3 December 2013 – John Snyder, BCD Travel’s global president and COO, yesterday was named among the 30th annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential Business Travel Executives.

The list, compiled by Business Travel News publisher The BTN Group, honors corporate travel industry leaders behind the year’s biggest innovations, mergers and acquisitions and other news-making events. Snyder played a central role in BCD Travel’s purchase of Tbiz from Travelocity, one of the year’s largest corporate travel industry acquisitions.

This year marked the 29th time The BTN Group published the list. BCD Travel founder John Fentener van Vlissingen and former Worldtravel Partners Chief Executive Office Jack Alexander have been honored by BTN in the past. Worldtravel Partners merged with TQ3 Travel Solutions and The Travel Company in 2006 to become BCD Travel.

Others joining John on this year’s list include Dave Hilfman, of United Airlines, Cindy Heston of WellPoint, Reggie Aggarwal of Cvent and Dean Forbes of KDS. The BTN Group does not rank those on the list; each individual included receives equal recognition.

In addition to naming Snyder as one of 2013’s most influential, The BTN Group also inducted former BCD Travel President Danny Hood into its Business Travel Hall of Fame. Hood was recognized for his contributions to furthering direct-connect technology and online booking engines, as well as creating the first touchless online e-fulfillment center.

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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), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Vayama and Easytobook), Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking), Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications) and joint venture Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment) and VakantieXperts (leisure). BCD Group employs more than 12,000 people and operates in almost 100 countries with total sales, including US$ 8.5 billion in partner sales, of US$ 22.8 billion.

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