Articles tagged “bcd travel”

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wasn't the whole point of these surcharges to prevent the global distribution systems from taking a cut of that juicy ancillary money that is now flowing in? One has to wonder what the terms of Air France-KLM's deal with Amadeus and Travelport really are. For now, it looks like the global distribution systems that took the new distribution capability seriously are reaping the rewards.

1 year ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Build for a More Complex Future

Corporate Travel Agencies Build for a More Complex Future

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Even big travel management companies, which usually resist change, are planning ahead to better anticipate traveler and travel manager needs. No one's quite sure when this more connected and insightful future will arrive, though.

1 year ago

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big travel management companies usually operate with strict controls on how third-party companies can interact with their systems. This new platform from BCD Travel is a step in the right direction toward allowing travel managers to use more innovative solutions.

1 year ago

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How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

BCD Travel + Skift

When travelers book hotels outside of their corporate travel program, companies lose out on savings opportunities and must overcome added challenges to keep their employees safe on the road. Luckily, there are steps travel managers can take to help lessen the problem.

2 years ago

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How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

BCD Travel + Skift

Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table.

2 years ago

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Why Travel Buyers Should Strategize Their Hotel Buying Programs Year-Round

Why Travel Buyers Should Strategize Their Hotel Buying Programs Year-Round

BCD Travel + Skift

It’s time for travel buyers to abandon the traditional hotel buying process. Instead, they should review their program on an ongoing basis as new developments in data and technology, the influence of leisure travel, fluctuating rates, new supplier pricing strategies and game-changing mergers overhaul the market.

2 years ago

Travel Management Firms Struggle to Find a Voice on Social Media

Travel Management Firms Struggle to Find a Voice on Social Media

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

What happens when your social media operations have to transcend the traditional silos of B2B and B2C? Travel management companies are figuring it out in a very public forum.

3 years ago

There’s a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

There’s a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Better technology tools from travel management companies can help put female travelers into safer situations on the road.

3 years ago

Corporate Travel Struggling to Implement Mobile and Virtual Payments

Corporate Travel Struggling to Implement Mobile and Virtual Payments

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The way that hotel stays are booked, especially in Europe, could make it hard for digital innovations like virtual cards and mobile payments to ever really catch on in corporate travel.

3 years ago

BCD Travel’s Parent Company Says It’s Ready to Make a ‘Sizable’ Deal

BCD Travel’s Parent Company Says It’s Ready to Make a ‘Sizable’ Deal

David De Jong, Bloomberg

BCD doesn't go for flat deals or high-profile investments. It's happy to go for the long-haul deal that will simply be profitable.

3 years ago

What Corporate Travel CEOs Are Saying About the Sharing Economy

What Corporate Travel CEOs Are Saying About the Sharing Economy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Risk-taking innovation in the corporate travel space is hard to find. Sharing economy services with robust reporting and safety tools, however, will make change inevitable.

3 years ago

BCD Travel Acquires GetGoing’s Travel Agent Technology Assets

BCD Travel Acquires GetGoing’s Travel Agent Technology Assets

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When a company such as BCD Travel talks about an "asset purchase agreement" with a startup, you can be sure that the startup's investors aren't popping champagne. Like many recent travel startups, GetGoing pivoted from a consumer to a business focus. At least GetGoing's assets have found a new home.

3 years ago