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Who can use TripSource?
TripSource is BCD Travel’s total trip management platform for travelers and travel arrangers. It’s designed to simplify business travel by keeping travelers organized and in the know while on the road.
Not sure if BCD Travel is your travel management company? Check with your Travel Manager.
Is there a difference between tripsource.com and the TripSource mobile app?
The website and app share the same login credentials, profile details and itinerary information so, apart from a few features, the experience is consistent across platforms.
The app has additional functionality that takes advantage of unique mobile capabilities, such as biometric login, push and SMS notifications, snap and submit receipts, the document vault and click to call functionality in certain regions.
If you are a Travel Arranger, you need to use the desktop version to manage your travelers’ trips. Check out the TripSource User Guide for additional details.
How do I register?
You can register on the website or in the TripSource app. On tripsource.com, click ‘Register’ or download the app and register using your company email address. Either way, you must use your company email address and your password must contain at least 8 characters, comprised of upper- and lower-case letters and numbers.
If I’ve already registered in the app, do I have to register again on tripsource.com?
You only need to register once. The website and app share the same username and password, so you can access both using the same credentials.
Why was my email not recognized when I tried to register?
Your email may be associated with another account. Have you booked trips for other travelers using your email address in the past? Emails that have more than one traveler associated to them are blocked.
Did you use your personal email address? You need to use your business email address, so we know you are associated with a BCD Travel account.
Why haven’t I received my registration confirmation email?
If you’ve successfully entered your business email address and password but didn’t receive your registration confirmation email, check your junk / quarantined email folders and be sure to add tripsource.com as a ‘safe sender.’
How do I change my name in TripSource?
To make changes to your name in TripSource, contact your company’s HR department or edit your name in your profile management system. These changes will automatically sync into TripSource.
My business email address has changed. What should I do?
Check if you have used your former business email address in the ‘Import Trip Item’ section. You will need to delete it there first. If you don’t, you will receive an error stating the email address is already in use.
Once it’s been deleted, you will need to re-register for TripSource using your new business email address. Any trips booked under your previous email address will not be displayed in your new account. Past trips will be visible in your old account for up to 60 days after trip completion.
Where do I store payment, loyalty program and personal preference information?
Manage your profile information either in TripSource Profile Manager (TSPM) or your company’s profile management system (e.g., Concur). All information will automatically sync into TripSource.
Why don’t I see my trip?
If you have recently booked or changed a trip through a BCD Travel agent, it may take up to 30 minutes to process.
Was the trip booked through BCD Travel? If not, you will need to forward your email confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org after you add and confirm your personal email address.
Who should I contact if I need to cancel my trip?
To cancel your trip, contact a BCD Travel Agent.
Your company may have the cancel trip feature available within the TripSource app. Check availability by clicking into a trip, tapping on the menu icon and selecting ‘Cancel Trip.’
How do I rename my trip?
To rename your trip, click into the trip and tap the pencil icon next to the trip title. Tapping the icon will enable the edit mode. Once you’ve edited your trip name, save and exit.
How do I manually add a trip item for an event like a meeting or a dinner engagement?
Using the desktop version, select your trip, click ‘+ Add,’ select ‘Event’ and follow the prompts.
In the app, click ‘+’ in the bottom right-hand corner. Select ‘Custom,’ choose the trip, choose the category, fill in the details, and then click ‘Add.’
Can I forward reservations made outside of BCD Travel into TripSource?
You can forward a third-party itinerary confirmation directly to email@example.com if it was originally sent to your company email address that was used to register for TripSource.
If the third-party itinerary was sent to your personal email address, you can add it to your profile by swiping right in the app and clicking on your email address. Click ‘Edit’ in the top right corner, and under ‘Other Registered Emails’ click ‘Add New.’
To add your personal email address using the desktop version, click the Account icon in the top right of the navigation bar and then select ‘Import Trip Item’ from the left side bar menu to add a personal email. We’ll send you a confirmation email, and after you confirm your personal email address, you can forward third-party itinerary confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forwarded itineraries will sync into your account either by matching them to an existing trip or creating a new trip as needed.
TripSource supports most third-party itineraries for air, hotel, car, rail and ground/limo.
Why isn’t my third-party itinerary being recognized?
Your booking may have been made through a vendor that’s not currently supported. View the list of supported vendors.
If your reservation was made using your personal email address, you will need to register that email address under Account > Import Trip Item > Add email before forwarding confirmation emails.
Other possible reasons are:
- A supported vendor may have changed their itinerary confirmation email format.
- We may not support the language in your itinerary confirmation email.
- Your itinerary confirmation email may not have been sent in the original format (e.g. copy/pasted into email, hand typed, printed from a browser, scanned from an outside source, etc.).
- Your itinerary confirmation email may require a password to access your itinerary.
- A setting in your software may have changed the format of your forwarded itinerary (emails should be sent as both plain text and HTML).
How do I share my trips?
In the app, click into the upcoming trip you’d like to share. In the top right corner, click on the menu icon. On the next screen, click ‘Share Trip.’ In the desktop version, go to the Trips page, click the ‘Share’ button in the center of your trip card, enter the recipient’s email address and click ‘Share.’
You can set TripSource to auto-share your trip details by adding a Follower on the desktop version. Click ‘Add Followers’ under the ‘Share my trips’ module at the bottom right of the home screen, add the recipient’s email address and click ‘Save.’
What is a Follower?
A Follower is a contact designated by you who will automatically receive all your trip details, including information booked by BCD Travel, imported bookings, and manually added information until they have been removed from your list of Followers.
How do I remove a Follower?
The ability to add/remove a Follower is currently available via desktop only. Click ‘Add Followers’ under the ‘Share my trips’ module at the bottom right of the home screen. Scroll down to the email address you’d like to remove, hover over the three dots and click ‘Delete.’
What are the different ways I can receive messages?
Messages are sent from the app as push notifications and text (SMS) messages. They can also be viewed in the app on the trip timeline. On the desktop version, all messages are stored in the Message Center.
How can I manage my messages?
Manage your text notifications via desktop or app. In the app, swipe left and scroll down to ‘Manage Notifications.’ From there, you can toggle various push notifications on or off.
On the desktop version, click the Account icon in the top right of the navigation bar and then select ‘SMS Notifications’ from the left side bar menu to enter your phone number and enable notifications.
Can I turn off messages?
Push notifications can be toggled off in the app under Manage Notifications. SMS notifications (text messages) can be managed on your personal device. All TripSource messages will appear in the Message Center available via desktop.
How do flight check-in notifications work?
We’ll send you a notification 24 hours before departure letting you know it’s time to check in for your flight. In most instances, you can tap the notification and check in directly on the carrier’s site.
What type of information is covered in a Risk Alert?
Risk Alerts are sent for major events related to security, weather and transportation that could impact your travel schedule. A high-level summary with a link to additional information is included with the message.
Some clients have their own risk messaging program and therefore disable TripSource Risk Alerts. Check with your Travel Manager if you are unsure how the information is delivered.
What do I do if I receive a message about Air Disruption Compensation?
Messages about Air Disruption Compensation are sent to travelers who may qualify for reimbursement under European Union regulations due to a delayed or cancelled flight. We have partnered with AirHelp to assist with claims.
If you have received an Air Disruption Compensation message, follow the instructions in the email. You may also want to review your company travel policy to check if there’s a different solution or process to follow.
What features can I access in TripSource?
Check out the TripSource User Guide to learn more. Some features and notifications are enabled upon client request or are available in specific markets. Reach out to your Travel Manager for more details.
Does TripSource allow for cancellations?
In some markets, there are options within the app to call an agent or cancel your entire trip. These features can be found by clicking on the 3-dot menu located at the top right of your trip details. If your company does not have these features activated, simply call your BCD Travel Agent using the same process used when booking your trip. Cancellation policies vary, so be sure to check the policy for cancellation guidelines.
Please note: Reservations cannot be modified in TripSource. If a change is needed, reach out to your BCD Travel Agent or cancel and rebook in TripSource.
How does payment work when I book a trip?
Some flights are non-refundable and require your credit card for instant purchase. The corporate company payment method in your profile is the default used for booking and must be kept up to date. For low-cost carrier bookings, your personal credit card is used, and the CVV code (if required) can be added at the time of booking.
The credit card in your profile will automatically populate on the payment page. Credit card payment is required to secure the booking. Some clients are set up with virtual payment options in addition to credit card payment.
You can enter a credit card as a form of payment, choose no guarantee or request a car voucher, depending on market settings and rate guidelines.
How can I become an arranger?
The travel arranger feature is only available when using the desktop version of TripSource at tripsource.com. It is not available for use on the mobile app.
For you to manage a traveler in TripSource, the traveler must:
- Use TripSource Profile Manager (TSPM) to manage their profile, or use Concur or Cytric in conjunction with TripSource.
- Designate you as the arranger.
Both you and the traveler must:
- Have your own TripSource account.
Once you’ve met these criteria, you can begin using the arranger functionality.
Why don’t I see ‘Arranger’ in the TripSource navigation bar?
Do you have your own TripSource account? You must have your own account to manage a traveler in TripSource.
If you are logged in to your TripSource account and still don’t see ‘Arranger’ in the navigation bar, you may not be designated as an arranger yet. A traveler must add you as an arranger for it to be displayed.
What information can an arranger access?
There are two levels of arranger permission – book and edit. If you give an arranger permission to book, they will be able to book your travel but will not have access to your profile. If you give an arranger permission to edit, they will have access to view and edit your personal profile, which includes payment details, loyalty program information, etc.
Will travelers receive confirmation after an arranger makes a reservation?
Yes. The traveler will receive a push notification and message about a new trip in the Message Center. Arrangers can view the reservation in TripSource.
Why don’t I see anyone listed under ‘Travel Arrangers’ in my TripSource profile?
If you don’t see anyone listed under ‘Travel Arrangers’ in your profile, you may find your arranger in your company’s preferred online booking tool (OBT).
How does TripSource meet the needs of travelers with accessibility requirements?
The team behind TripSource strives to improve the usability of its website for all users, including those with disabilities. If you are a user with a disability, an individual assisting a user with a disability or are otherwise having difficulty accessing or navigating TripSource, please contact us at tripsource.com/support. Along with your contact information and description of the issue, please include information regarding any assistive technology you were using when you experienced difficulty. This will help us address the issue you had and allow us to improve the experience for all travelers.
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