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Travel Management

 September 21, 2006
BCD Travel Signs Diners World Travel As Partner In Singapore

 BCD Travel has selected Diners World Travel, one of the leading travel management companies in Singapore, as its official Singapore partner. Diners' annual turnover is in excess of US$65 million per year, placing them in the top six of corporate travel agencies in Singapore. Diners was established in 1977; it is the former exclusive Singapore partner of SYNERGI, the global travel management company, and was one of its longest serving members. Diners was awarded ISO 9001:2000 status in 2002 and was the first travel management company so awarded in Singapore. Diners has an industry reputation for high quality service as evidenced by its reception of two quality awards given by SPRING Singapore: the Singapore Quality Class Award (2003) and the Excellence Service Award (nine consecutive years since 1997).

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.

"To speak of the increasing globalization of today's marketplace is to repeat what has become commonplace. But the ability to provide real, workable solutions to the companies operating in that marketplace is far less common -- and that is precisely what BCD Travel does," said Greg O'Neil, Managing Director & Senior Vice President of Partner Networks & Asia Pacific Region. "Singapore remains a key strategic market for consolidations. Diners' reputation of a strong service commitment in Singapore, a history of supporting large multinational customers and a priority of listening to the customer will better position BCD Travel throughout the region."

Robert Koh, Director and General Manager of Diners World Travel said, "BCD Travel shares our philosophy for growth and success in the region, and we are excited by the decision to forge a strategic partnership with BCD Travel for corporate travel management solutions in Singapore. We will continue to service our existing clients with every attention to detail and will work together to foster new business development growth and enhance our overall service offering."

Commenting on the new partnership, Mike Buckman, BCD Travel's CEO, said: "BCD Travel is committed to being where our clients need us to be, wherever they conduct business across the globe. I'm delighted with our latest move in global expansion, which will bring our flexible technology, strategic solutions and commitment to service leadership to Singapore's corporate travel market."