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Supplier News18 July 2017

Adelman Travel joins BCD Travel Affiliates to serve the global travel needs of its client portfolio

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ATLANTA -- As part of BCD Travel's ongoing expansion program, Adelman Travel has joined the BCD Travel Affiliates, a network of 30 corporate travel agencies with more than 450 locations. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the $650 million travel management company specializes in corporate travel and travel technologies. Adelman serves clients across the U.S. with eight regional offices, corporate on-sites and an extensive virtual network, in addition to serving clients outside the U.S. and around the world.

"Adelman is an excellent strategic addition to BCD Travel Affiliates thanks to its impeccable reputation, and its ability to service clients of all sizes with travel programs in the U.S. and globally," says Kathy Bedell, senior vice president of BCD Travel. "The company also bolsters our efforts to support the North American SME (small and medium enterprise) market." Bedell, who leads the growing Affiliates program, owned a successful Ohio-based agency before its acquisition by BCD Travel in 1998.

"We chose BCD Travel as our global affiliate partner because of their global wholly-owned reach, global mid-office, global data consolidation expertise and service orientation across all markets around the world. Because our focus is on service and technology leadership, we believed BCD's global network and operating values best met our commitment to our clients," says Andy McGraw, CEO of Adelman.

The BCD Travel Affiliates program has a long track record of providing its partner agencies with outstanding programs, a global network, personal attention and responsive assistance. It offers a comprehensive set of programs, products and services to help affiliate members boost productivity, increase market share, cut costs and build revenue. The company's mega-agency status means more buying power, higher commissions and deeper discounts. For more information about the BCD Affiliates program visit

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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

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

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