Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
Amsterdam-based travel management company BCD Travel has signed exclusive partnership deals in five countries of Europe and Asia Pacific.
It has extended its relationship with its partners in Russia, China and signed new partners in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The TMC, formed this year after a merger between WorldTravel BTI, TQ3 Travel Solutions Management holding and the UK independent The Travel Company, said it now operated in 96 countries around the world.
In the emerging market of Russia, BCD said it had extended its relationship with JSC Aeroclub which would also represent it in the Baltic States and the ten countries of the former CIS.
In China, another fast emerging market, BCD has also cemented its relationship with Jebsen Travel.
In Japan it has signed a partnership deal with Toptour Corporation, one of that country's top five TMCs.
The two new partners signed in Australia and New Zealand are, respectively, Sydney Express and Williment Travel.
Mike Buckman, ceo of BCD, said: "Our expansion means we are now better positioned than ever before to deliver our travel solutions to national and multinational customers in every established and emerging market around the world.
"Companies expecting and needing global coverage should take note that this round of network expansion brings us from Argentina to Yemen."
CWT appoints Charlton and Munch
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has made two major appointments to its European management teams.
Jennifer Charlton joins the UK team as director of business travel and Oliver Münch is to become the new to the director of sales, account management and operations for Eastern Europe.
Ms Charlton joins the UK team, newly re-structured by executive vp Andrew Waller, from Thistle hotels where she was global director of sales.She previously worked for 12 years with KLM.
Her role will include handling CWT's focus on driving business specifically in hotels and the meetings and conference and taking overall responsibility for industry supplier relations.
Mr Münch joins CWT from Euro-Lloyd HRG where his various jobs included director of sales Germany and head of client management SMEs.
Previously he had worked for two years with CWT as a key account manager and before that he was with Hapag Lloyd for nine years.
He starts his new role on July 1.