Rennies and BCD SA Join Forces


BCD Travel South Africa is merging with Rennies Travel.

Earlier this year, Rennies Travel joined BCD’s Global Network after parting ways with HRG. That followed the 2018 news that American Express Global Business Travel had bought out HRG.

Amex GBT already had an existing long-standing relationship with another of South Africa’s big players, Tourvest, who have been the holders of the local licence of American Express Travel Services for some time.

Hence, Rennies leaving the HRG stable and joining forces with BCD, who already had a South African partner in Connex Travel, trading as BCD Travel South Africa.

With both these entities owned by Bidvest, a merger was the logical next step.

The merged agency will operate as Rennies BCD Travel and the new management team will be headed up by CEO Bronwyn Philipps, who previously served as CEO of Rennies Travel.

BCD SA CEO Marco Cristofoli will remain a member of the senior leadership team.