Articles tagged “bcd travel”

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Isaac Carey, Skift

Texting is central to most people's everyday lives, so it's surprising that most travel agencies are so sluggish to adopt it. At this point, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a key part of every corporate travel program.

1 day ago

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

Isaac Carey, Skift

When it comes to tech, most travel management companies have focused on improving the user interface or putting in more automated features. Instant messaging hasn’t been high on the list, but thankfully that’s starting to change.

2 days ago

Companies Still Miss the Mark When Measuring Biz Traveler Experience

Companies Still Miss the Mark When Measuring Biz Traveler Experience

Isaac Carey, Skift

Employee engagement is a hot topic in both the business travel space and the events space. The problem is that no one has yet figured out how to accurately track it.

3 weeks ago

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is just the latest in a long string of similar moves from BCD Travel. Expect more mergers and acquisitions to follow, especially in Africa and the Middle East.

2 months ago

Navigating Event Risks Gets Even More Complicated for Planners

Navigating Event Risks Gets Even More Complicated for Planners

Isaac Carey, Skift

Identifying the risks is only the first step. Coming up with a plan that keeps attendees safe while respecting their privacy is much harder.

3 months ago

Event Planners Struggle to Balance Tight Security With a Welcoming Environment

Event Planners Struggle to Balance Tight Security With a Welcoming Environment

Isaac Carey, Skift

Preparing for risks can be overwhelming — but it shouldn't feel that way for an attendee.

3 months ago

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Isaac Carey, Skift

The biggest travel management companies keep getting bigger, but the digital era has ushered in a wave of startups that are rapidly winning over business travelers. The legacy companies will have to modernize to compete in the years ahead.

3 months ago

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Isaac Carey, Skift

The travel management space will probably continue to consolidate, with no real end in sight. That said, even the largest companies will start to lose ground if they can't keep up with rapidly changing traveler expectations.

3 months ago

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

Isaac Carey, Skift

Blockchain isn't as hyped up as it used to be during the bitcoin craze, but companies are still finding its function as a secure ledger useful. If this catches on, it could provide some much-needed transparency to the hotel reconciliation process.

4 months ago

BCD Travel Grows in North America by Adding Adelman Travel

BCD Travel Grows in North America by Adding Adelman Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

BCD Travel has been steadily growing around the world, but its latest acquisition will help it compete in the crowded U.S. market for travel management services.

4 months ago

BCD Travel and Flight Centre Make More Global Acquisitions

BCD Travel and Flight Centre Make More Global Acquisitions

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's pretty clear there's a lot of consolidation going on in the travel management space, and there are no signs of that changing. With BCD's most recent investment, the company is in a good position to start planning future acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region.

5 months ago

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.

2 years ago