BCD Travel named Most Admired TMC by readers of The Beat

Atlanta, 28 September 2009 – BCD Travel has been named 2009 'most admired travel management company’ by the readers of The Beat, one of the most closely monitored publications in the corporate travel industry.

Results of the poll were announced 23 September 2009 at The Beat Live, a conference held in Austin, Texas, by The Beat’s publisher, U.S.-based ProMedia, and attended by the corporate travel industry’s top thought leaders. The Beat readers also voted to have April Bridgeman, BCD Travel senior vice president of Strategic Marketing & Technology Planning, deliver a presentation at the conference on new technologies and the future of managed travel.

The Beat’s readers include travel executives from corporations, TMCs, airlines, hotels, global distribution systems, technology providers, car rental firms, payment systems, consultants, financial analysts and media.

“Our recognition among these groups indicates that the travel community as a whole holds us in the highest regard,” said John Snyder, BCD Travel president and chief operating officer. “It is testament to the commitment and hard work that our employees put forth every day on behalf of our clients. Viewed in tandem with other barometers, such as our 97% retention rate, this honor stands as evidence that BCD Travel is well-positioned for success.”

Surveyed earlier this summer, readers of The Beat were asked which company in each of 6 supplier segments they “most admire for its policies, management style and service for business clients.” Participants could not vote for their own employers. BCD Travel topped the list for most admired among TMCs.

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