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FCm re-energizes the business travel market in Middle East

FCm re-energizes the business travel market in Middle East

FCm Travel Solutions UAE is re-energizing the Middle East’s corporate travel industry with the launch of a new suite of client products and services.

Since the beginning of 2010, FCm UAE has aggressively strengthened its capabilities in the region, introducing an online booking tool, new client reporting capabilities and corporate card solutions as part of a wide range of initiatives to further streamline travel for customers.

General manager FCm Middle East Andrew Boxall said FCm’s suite of business travel tools would cater for the small to medium and mid to large client market in the UAE and provide customers with enhanced travel data for tighter control of their travel spend.

“In this increasingly cost-conscious environment, companies are seeking greater visibility of their travel spend for analysis and financial management, which we can provide through our multi-national client reporting solution called Clientbank,” Andrew said. “Clientbank reduces the time, complexity and cost involved in managing corporate travel across the world. In addition our strong local reporting suites will deliver comprehensive travel data at a regional level.

“Our corporate customers are also more focused on leveraging the global purchasing power of FCm’s worldwide network as a way of sourcing more competitive deals on their air travel and accommodation. Part of our strategy for the Middle East has been to deliver special travel offers, which have been very well received.”


Andrew said FCm UAE’s new range of products and services included:

·      FCm Advantage (in-house travel club for FCm clients)
·      Clientbank (FCm’s multi-national client reporting solution)
·      Strong local reporting suites
·      Online booking tools
·      Full visa assistance for clients
·      Payment solutions through corporate cards
·      Special travel offers for both the leisure and corporate markets
·      The introduction of business consolidation plans for regional clients

The launch to market of FCm UAE’s new products and services coincides with a record performance for the company’s operation in Dubai during the past year.

FCm Dubai grew the business by an estimated 80 per cent over six months setting new records for growth on a monthly basis in the first half of 2010.

Andrew said the positive results followed a year of healthy organic growth and new business acquisitions including a number of multi-national SMEs (small to medium enterprises).

“There have been a number of major acquisitions for FCm Dubai during the past 18 months, which have helped to drive growth and strengthen our business travel offerings for clients across the market,” he said.

“Our success in the region is a result of our flexible approach to business and ability to offer an expert local service that has the support and backing of FCm’s global network.”

Andrew said that moving forward, FCm Dubai would be focused on further strengthening its suite of solutions as well as the continued strategic growth of the business with acquisitions that were well suited to FCm’s business model in the Middle East.