ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Sabre, GetThere and Travelocity Business executive Yannis Karmis has joined BCD Travel in the newly created role of senior vice president, Product Planning & Development. In his new role, Karmis sets BCD Travel's vision for all aspects of new product roadmaps, including the business intelligence, traveler-facing and travel & expense management categories. His oversight includes the TripSource and DecisionSource Intelligence & Analytics suites.
Based in Dallas, Karmis will report to Russell Howell, executive vice president for Technology, Products & Innovation.
"Yannis brings a proven track record in new product development and business operations," said Howell. "Throughout his career, he's worked extensively with customers and commercial teams in all parts of the world."
At Sabre, Karmis held the dual role of vice president for Corporate Solutions and president of GetThere—the second largest corporate booking tool in North America. At GetThere he oversaw all commercial activity, marketing and operations. In that role, he worked to develop the next generation of capabilities for GetThere, including its mobile-optimized website. He also previously served as president of Travelocity Business, now Tbiz, which BCD Travel acquired in 2013.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in more than 100 countries with more than 12,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it's how we maintain an industry-leading client-retention rate of 97%, with 2015 sales of US$23.8 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
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), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking) and joint ventures Parkmobile International (mobile parking applications) and AERTrade International (consolidating and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 13,000 people and operates in 100+ countries with total sales of US$25.4 billion, including US$10 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.
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