Sustainability is bigger than carbon footprints

Take a few moments to search sustainability online, and you’ll get more than 2.8 billion results. Search any related terms – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); climate action; corporate social responsibility (CSR); or net zero – and the results also number in the hundreds of millions to billions. The takeaway: sustainability is serious business – and it’s time we all think bigger and act more broadly. That’s why BCD’s vision for sustainability – and our definition of it – encompasses many areas, not just carbon footprints.

End the invoice wait with BCD Pay Digital Invoice Management

Go from days of waiting for an invoice to 10 seconds with BCD’s digital service. Designed to help teams quickly and easily search across all BCD Travel invoices and invoice data, BCD Pay Digital Invoice Management allows travel managements teams to eliminate the hassle of existing manual processes.

BCD TV: Recap from Business Travel Show Europe 2023

Business Travel Show Europe 2023 took place June 28-29 at ExCel in London. It’s the largest exhibition and conference for the European corporate travel community. Watch BCD TV highlights from the show and hear what some of our people had to say.

Don’t miss these BCD sessions at GBTA Convention 2023, Aug. 13-15

Check out the lineup of BCD and Advito speakers for GBTA Convention 2023. Our experts will be on site and in education sessions, covering impactful topics for managed travel programs, including best practices and innovations in payment data; LGBTQ-specific travel risk considerations; air program negotiations and air distribution. Attend our sessions then stop by our booth for some face time with us.

Stephan Baars returns to BCD as president and CEO

Stephan Baars this week assumed the role of BCD Travel president and CEO. He worked as BCD’s global CFO for 11 years before spending six years as CEO of BORON, the private investment company of BCD founder John Fentener van Vlissingen. Baars returns with a vision of building on the company’s success.

Join BCD and Advito at these June events

This month, BCD Travel and Advito experts are headed to GBTA Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C., and Business Travel Show Europe in London. Are you planning to attend the event? Use the link at the bottom of this post to let us know.

The best business travel content on YouTube

Follow BCD Travel’s YouTube channel to meet our experts, watch conference highlights, and hear our take on industry concerns like sustainability, DE&I, the future of air travel, and more. Check out a few of our recommendations below then head over to YouTube and subscribe.

Reducing plastic use in hotels

The theme for World Environment Day 2023 is Solutions to Plastic Pollution. And, it couldn’t come at a better time. The single-use plastics we mindlessly waste on business trips, in hotels and elsewhere wreak havoc on humans, land and sea creatures, and our physical world in ways we have yet to fully grasp. In the lead up to the June 5 observance, we spoke to Jo Hendrickx, Founder of Travel Without Plastic, an organization that helps hotels, tour operators and travel businesses to reduce unnecessary waste and costs using the “Let’s Reduce Single-Use System.”

Here’s an inside look at Advito’s Traveler Security Program Assessment

The Traveler Security Program Assessment offering from Advito, BCD Travel’s consulting arm, helps evaluate an existing travel risk management program and identify ways to enhance it and reduce risk. BCD Travel Global Crisis Management experts Christine Connolley and Lise Levesque recently completed an assessment for a valued client. Here’s their inside view.

BCD Travel lands two finalists in 2023 GBTA Ladders competition

BCD Travel’s Julie Stuckey and Anja Turner will advance as finalists in the 2023 GBTA Ladders competition to identify and solve a problem in the business travel industry. In total, 16 BCD employees – including eight mentees – participated this year.

BCD wins sustainability honors at BTN events for Americas and Europe

We received awards for sustainability achievements in the Americas and Europe. The BTN Group established the Business Travel Sustainability Awards to encourage progress in all sectors of the travel industry toward a more sustainable future. Judges for the inaugural program included a mix of corporate travel managers, consultants and other sustainability experts.

May 2023 Calendar of Events

Sustainability and making meaningful connections are headlines for BCD Travel events in May. This month, you can meet BCD and Advito experts at the Business Travel News Sustainability Summits in New York and London and at GBTA Canada in Toronto.

BCD research: What women worry about when traveling

Half of female-identifying travelers surveyed by BCD Travel say they worry about sexual harassment, assault and kidnapping when traveling for work. A Research Snapshot compiled by our Research & Intelligence and Global Crisis Management teams looks at the female perception of risks on a business trip: Where women feel the least safe, what they worry about when traveling for work and steps they take to feel safe.

BCD Travel is ready for service in Sri Lanka

We’ve opened a wholly owned Asia-Pacific Service Center (ASC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The new service center provides always-on, high-quality direct-to-client service for companies in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. With close to 200 full-time employees, the BCD ASC also supports travelers from around the world with front-line services during out of office hours in their regions.

TripSource by BCD Travel wins sixth U.S. travel app award

TripSource® won its sixth gold Stevie® Award for best Travel App & Mobile Website in The 21st American Business Awards® (ABA). The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 13.

May 2025 is the REAL ID deadline for U.S. travelers

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended its REAL ID deadline until 2025. U.S. business travelers, mark your calendars for May 7, 2025. That’s the first date U.S. travelers will be required to show a REAL ID to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities in U.S.

11 ways to care for the planet while traveling for business

BCD Travel Earth Day 2023 Sustainability and Conservation tips for business travel

Did you know? Companies who practice sustainability and encourage their travelers to do so enjoy more profitability and happier employees. The business travel community can help take action to invest in our planet. Keep reading for a checklist of 11 sustainable actions to try now.

FBI cautions against airport phone chargers

Feds warn against using phone charging stations in airports, hotels, malls, etc. BCD Information Security suggests safer alternatives.

That USB charging station in the middle of the airport or mall seems convenient, but it’s also an opportunity for hackers to infect your phone with malware. Public USB cables and chargers are like used chewing gum – to be avoided at all costs.