American Express Global Business travel wins BASF global business

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has been selected as the global provider of travel services and travel procurement services for BASF. GBT will provide travel management solutions through dedicated and exclusive service locations in 63 countries around the world.

The services will include:

  • On and offline reservations of flights, hotels, rental cars, and rail tickets
  • All global travel procurement through Global Business Consulting services
  • Employee relocation services
  • Meetings & Events services in specific markets
  • Visa services for employees worldwide

Marco Weiss, Director of global indirect procurement – engineering services & contracting for BASF, said: “By introducing a single provider, we will harmonise our travel management and travel procurement globally. When choosing our partner, a key requirement was the ability to offer a high quality and consistent service globally. We feel GBT is best placed to help us achieve this goal and develop a cost-efficient travel management programme.”

Florian Storp, GBT managing director for Germany, said: “It’s important that business travellers have access to services that will enable them to do their job no matter where they are in the world. We will offer BASF travellers access to our global support, innovative technology and exceptional care to ensure they are equipped to meet their business objectives.”

GBT’s Global Business Consulting organisation will also manage BASF’s worldwide travel procurement. EMEA Director Philip Haxne said: “Our knowledge and expertise will allow us to generate savings in all travel procurement categories. BASF has given us the trust to holistically own and drive the programme and to have our arms around the entire procurement process.”

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Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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