BCD Travel has acquired the business travel and meetings & events segments of its longtime Milan-based partner, Ventura Spa. The acquisition results in a new company, BCD Travel Italy, offering corporate travel, meetings & events and travel consolidation services. Founded in 1977, Ventura Spa became a BCD Travel partner in 2006. With annual sales of around $400 million and a workforce of 380, BCD Travel Italy will maintain its offices in Milan, Florence, Turin, Treviso and Guardiagrele.
Davide RosiBCD Travel Italy managing director Davide Rosi, who has been leading operations in Italy since 2003, will continue in his current role. He said the acquisitions will better equip BCD Travel to support local customers and help them expand their travel programs at a global level. He added that it will enable faster, “market-relevant enhancements to our solutions and services in the market.”