FCm Travel Solutions’ drive to grow its global network continues apace this month with the signing of significant new partner agreements in the travel management company’s rapidly expanding Africa region as well as eastern Europe.
FCm can now offer clients local services and expertise in Ghana after formalising an agreement with Stellar Travel, a leading corporate and retail travel agency in West Africa.
In addition, FCm has extended its partnership with the global TMC’s Romania affiliate, Happy Tour Group, to open a new office in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
FCm first partnered with Happy Tour Group in 2009.
Based in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, Stellar Travel has been a major player in the corporate and retail travel market since 1991.
While Stellar Travel offers a wide range of travel services, the company is mainly focused on the corporate travel market.
The business is part of the Stellar Group, which is a major supplier of support services to the travel, logistics, hospitality, retail, ship broking and mining sectors in West Africa.
The company has over 110 staff and services a broad portfolio of blue chip clients that work across the oil, gas and mining industries, shipping, finance, government and private sector.
FCm’s new Bulgarian office is located in the city’s central business district and will offer end-to-end travel and account management services to companies across a range of industries including pharmaceutical, finance and banking, construction and marine and offshore firms.
General manager of FCm’s Middle East & Africa network Ciaran Kelly said: “Our new colleagues in Ghana bring specialist business travel skills to FCm’s regional network in Africa.
Their knowledge of the local travel market and customs, visas and entry requirements as well as their supplier relationships is critical to many of our clients that need to travel to Ghana for commercial purposes.
“Ghana is a key market for companies in the resources industry and a growing business travel hub,” he added.
“FCm can now offer clients on-the-ground services from travel industry professionals we can rely on and trust for exceptional local service.”