Corporate Merger: Rennies joins BCD Group

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South Africa’s retail travel brand, Rennies Travel, has joined the BCD Travel global network.

Rennies was previously aligned with the Hogg Robinson Group (HRG). In July last year, American Express Global Business Travel completed its acquisition of HRG. Tourvest Travel Services operates the Amex brand in the South African market.

BCD will continue to operate its current South African joint venture, BCD Travel South Africa, separately from Rennies, while both brands fall within the Bidvest group.

It’s “business as usual”, Marco Cristofoli, CEO of BCD Travel South Africa, told Travel & Meetings Buyer. “Rennies Travel is a strong brand in the South African market. This partnership will give Rennies reach from a product and technology point of view,” he says.

“We chose BCD Travel as our partner because of its global reach, its consistent delivery of and roadmap for innovation, their global data consolidation expertise and their service orientation across all markets around the world,” says Bronwyn Philipps, CEO of Rennies Travel.

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