FCm Travel Solutions’ expansion in Africa is continuing apace after signing new partnership agreements in Tanzania and Mozambique, meaning the global travel management company now has nine partners in the region, as well as an area head office in South Africa.
In Tanzania, FCm has partnered with Antelope Tours & Travel Services, which operates five business travel centres across the country.
Three offices are located in Dar es Salaam, including a branch at Nyerere International Airport and the company has two further branches in Arusha and Dodoma.
Established in 1993, Antelope Tours & Travel Services handles corporate travel for a portfolio of local and international clients across a broad range of sectors including government, finance, mining, oil and gas.
In Mozambique, FCm has extended its existing agreement with Alive, an affiliate of OnTourism Capital Investments, with whom the TMC partnered in Portugal and Angola last year.
Located in Maputo in southern Mozambique, FCm’s new travel team offers end-to-end corporate travel management services as well as meetings and events expertise.
Ciaràn Kelly, FCm’s general manager Middle East & Africa said: “The spotlight has been on Africa for a while now as the continent offers major opportunities for growth and development for international companies.
“From the mining, oil and gas industries to offshore, property development and MICE travel, there is broad commercial interest in Africa which is steadily increasing inbound and outbound business travel for the region.
“The growth of our African network in the past year has been well received by our regional and multinational clients as it’s critical that global TMCs like FCm can offer on-the-ground travel management services to clients looking to fly into places like Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria and Angola.
“These are very unique markets that require in-depth local knowledge to ensure corporate travel for companies is cost and time efficient, and safe.”