FCm Travel boosts Africa offering with new deal

14th Dec 2012
FCm Travel boosts Africa offering with new deal

FCm Travel Solutions has broadened its corporate travel network in Africa after signing a new partner agreement with a leading travel agency in Angola.

FCm has welcomed to its African network, the Alive brand, which is an affiliate of OnTourism Capital Investments.

Alive has a presence in Angola, Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

Earlier this year FCm signed a partner agreement with Alive’s operation in Portugal and now has added the company’s operation in Luanda to the partnership.

As part of OnTourism Capital Investments, FCm Angola offers corporates more than 20 years experience in the travel industry.

The agency’s dedicated corporate travel team provides regional and multinational companies with comprehensive business travel and expense management services including reliable on-the-ground escort, transfer and security services.

FCm Angola also specialises in managing travel for group incentive trips, conferences and sports groups.

General manager of FCm’s Middle East and Africa Network, Ciarán Kelly, said FCm was pleased to be strengthening its African network with an agency that shared a similar approach to client servicing and business management.

“This new partnership is an exciting step forward for FCm in this market,” Kelly said.

“Alive has many travel and management synergies with FCm and is a good fit for our global business,” he said.

“The focus on African countries such as Angola, for being an emerging economy, is really starting to resonate in the corporate travel industry. We’re seeing increased demand from our clients based in Europe, Asia and Australia for travel management services in countries such as Angola, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.

“Our multinational clients are asking for local on-the-ground travel teams, market knowledge and general travel advice, which is best provided by teams that know the local market conditions.

“This partnership will ensure FCm can accommodate those requests for companies with commercial interests here.

“We’re seeing a lot of interest from resource firms looking to capitalise on Angola’s oil reserves.”


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