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This guest column is by senior vice president for strategic marketing and technology planning at BCD Travel April Bridgeman.
BCD Travel is piloting with a small group of corporate clients the use of automated hotel rate shopping tool tripBam and plans to expand availability this summer, the companies announced on Monday
BCD Travel is developing a mobile "platform" that global president and COO John Snyder said would be ready "in the foreseeable near future." Speaking to The Beat on Thursday about the travel management company's plans to expand the scope of the Advito consulting unit, Snyder also noted that BCD Travel is "starting to get on the acquisition trail."
BCD Travel said clients are showing "great interest" in its six-month old partnership with routeRank, a seven-year old Swiss firm that enables door-to-door planning and incorporates total trip costs, virtual conferencing options and energy-efficiency data.
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On the heels of freshly revealed details about new and expanded relationships for its Amadeus One agent desktop with midsize travel management companies, Amadeus today announced a biggie: BCD Travel. The global TMC signed a letter of intent to implement technology based on Amadeus One in its North American online fulfillment and after-hours operations.
Concur late last month met with some suppliers and a number of large corporate accounts to talk about its Open Booking initiative. People familiar with the proceedings said the participants were happy Concur is working to capture data on bookings made outside the traditional global distribution system/travel management company setup, challenging as such a program could be.