BCD Travel’s SolutionSource® announces significant growth, bringing total number of third-party travel technology partners to 19
Over 300 clients add one or more authorized partner to their travel program
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Leading global travel management company BCD Travel today announced a significant expansion in the number of offerings in its SolutionSource platform. With recent additions, SolutionSource customers now have access to 19 innovative third-party technology providers—adding six new options since the year began. Over 300 clients have implemented one or more SolutionSource technology partners into their program.
With the launch of SolutionSource in 2018, BCD Travel introduced an entirely new approach to delivering unique solutions to their corporate travel customers. Third-party technology partners are vetted and authorized by BCD Travel before being accepted into the marketplace. Through SolutionSource, BCD provides these partners access to a set of APIs and development tools for simple and secure integration with customer programs. Customers can select the partner or partners that best suit their program needs for a truly tailored program.
"There's been an emergence of innovative, new travel technologies in the last few years. These new entrants offer tremendous potential value to the corporate travel industry but are often barricaded by legacy systems and contractual red tape," says Irina Matz, BCD's Senior Director of SolutionSource. "As their trusted advisor, we want to ensure our customers have access to the latest technology providers to help drive the success of their travel program."
In the past several months BCD has welcomed several new partners - Hubtobee, Lumo, Park 'N Fly, Tripkicks, VATBox and VisaHQ, to join the ranks of the existing partners - like Pana, Freebird, FairFly, International SOS, Yapta, SpotHero, Groupize, and Rocketrip. Customers now have access to BCD-approved industry technologies across nine categories including traveler services, duty of care, guest travel, program optimization and more.
BCD will be highlighting some of their SolutionSource partners at the upcoming Global Business Travel Association conference in Chicago.
Want to learn more about SolutionSource? Discover all our partners here.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,800 creative, committed and experienced people. And it's how we maintain the industry's most consistent client retention rate, with 2018 sales of US$27.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
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), BCD Meetings & Events (global meetings and events agency), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 14,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$29.8 billion in 2018, including US$10.7 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.
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