BCD steps up Irish presence

BCD Travel has strengthened its operations in Ireland through the acquisition of Tommy Tobin Travel Limited, the corporate travel arm of Joseph Barter & Sons Limited and a leading provider of corporate travel services within the Irish market.
Founded in 1856, Joseph Barter & Sons Limited has been a long term strategic partner for BCD Travel, successfully representing the global travel management company as BCD Travel Ireland through its corporate travel division since April 2001. 
Tommy Tobin Travel Limited employs over 20 travel professionals in a number of key locations including Dublin and Cork.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mike Walley, BCD Travel president and COO, UK & Ireland, said: “A shared passion for best-in-class service delivering true value to our customers exemplifies the successful partnership between BCD Travel and Tommy Tobin Travel Limited over the past six years. Formalizing this relationship through this acquisition is a logical step in BCD Travel’s strategy of ownership in key markets where our customers need us to be.”
George Barter, managing director of Joseph Barter & Sons Limited, said: “We are proud of our longstanding successful relationship with BCD Travel and the acquisition of Tommy Tobin Travel Limited serves to further exemplify our shared vision and commitment to providing a solid and stable base from which to serve the needs of national and multinational customers throughout Ireland, Europe and across the globe.”
“Not only will our customers continue to benefit from our deep understanding of the local market, they will now have the added benefit of being serviced through a strengthened, wholly-owned organization with expansive global reach and unrivalled dedication to superior customer service.”
BCD Travel simplifies and streamlines the corporate travel process, helping companies manage and control the movement of their people, information and resources.  The company focuses on implementing an integrated, seamless technology platform throughout all global locations to provide full access to and analysis of travel data for these clients.  Clients can take advantage of BCD Travel’s presence and technology infrastructure to track every trip, every traveler, and the costs incurred throughout every journey.