BCD Travel acquires Italian partner

Buying Business Travel | February 05, 2020

BCD Travel has acquired the business travel and meetings and events activities of its long-time Milan-based Italian partner Ventura Spa. As a result of the purchase, Ventura Spa will operate as a newly-formed company called BCD Travel Italy, which will offer corporate travel, meetings and events and travel consolidation services. Founded in 1977, Ventura Spa became a BCD partner in 2006. With annual sales of around US$400 million and 380 staff, the new company will maintain its offices in Milan, Florence, Turin, Treviso and Guardiagrele.

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While much of the business travel conversation focuses on air travel, accommodation is every bit as important for the traveller experience: your travellers cannot be productive if they are dissatisfied with their hotel room. Changes in the fast-evolving lodging sector challenge the traditional models that buyers have grown used to. Increasing ADRs in major markets and the rise of alternative sleep arrangements (such as Airbnb) demand that buyers adapt to keep costs down and travellers satisfied.

Spotlight

While much of the business travel conversation focuses on air travel, accommodation is every bit as important for the traveller experience: your travellers cannot be productive if they are dissatisfied with their hotel room. Changes in the fast-evolving lodging sector challenge the traditional models that buyers have grown used to. Increasing ADRs in major markets and the rise of alternative sleep arrangements (such as Airbnb) demand that buyers adapt to keep costs down and travellers satisfied.

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