FCM Travel

FCM reaches new heights with New South Wales contract

Travel management company, FCM has retained New South Wales Government travel management contract following a tender process with the Australian state. The business, which is the Flight Centre Travel Group’s global corporate travel management brand, has been awarded a three-year contract plus two additional one-year options having first won the account six years ago. Melissa Elf, general man...

FCM announces inaugural Th!nk event

Australia-based travel management company, FCM is set to host its inaugural Th!nk hybrid event, 10-11 May 2022, that aims to provide an alternative forum for tackling topics in corporate travel. FCM looks to position the event as an antidote to the typical industry conference, applying a different lens to topics through debate and interactive discussion. To accommodate for different time zones, li...

FCM backs the removal of pre-departure testing in Australia

The global corporate travel management brand for the Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM has welcomed the Australian government’s announcement that pre-departure Covid-19 testing for international arrivals will be removed from 17 April 2022. Melissa Elf, general manager of FCM Australia, stated: “The removal of pre-departure tests for international arrivals is the last major step in Australia truly re...

FCM M&E predicts Australian bounce back, with corporate travel returning more slowly than leisure

International strategic event management agency, FCM Meetings and Events has released a White Paper – ‘Availability 2022 and beyond’ – anticipating a ‘busy year’ for the Australian MICE industry. With high vaccination rates (80.6% of Australia’s population is fully vaccinated), booster shots, borders open and reduced requirements for quarantine, the industry is looking forward to a strong re...

FCM Meetings & Events launches Ideas Exchange in Sydney

International strategic event management agency FCM Meetings & Events – in conjunction with Marina Bay Sands Singapore – is set to launch an ‘Ideas Exchange’ that is specific to the MICE and travel industry. The initiative is part of a thought leadership series for 2022. “Based on the concept of a salon, we’ve curated a highly interactive experience that holds space for informal learning and d...

Flight Centre Travel Group strengthens FCM tech offering

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has announced the acquisition of Compli.ai, a US-based company that has developed an industry-first browser extension, Shep, that will be integrated into FLT’s FCM travel management business. FLT aims to use Shep’s software to put its own content and augment the user experience on third party websites that corporate customers use. Shep was founded in 2017 as a ...

FCM previews revamped travel management platform

Global travel management company, FCM has invited corporate travel managers to experience a preview of its new proprietary platform. The initiative, the company says, reflects its accelerated investment in next-generation technology to address the future requirements of a multi-national customer base that stretches over 100 countries. Marcus Eklund, managing director of FCM, said: “As the world ha...

FCM report forecasts flights across APAC region to grow by a fifth in Q4

FCM Consulting, part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has released its APAC Quarterly Trend Report Q3-2021 reporting a Q4-2021 forecast growth of 19.7% in flights across the APAC region. In numbers that would be an extra 419,000 flights. The outlook for accommodation is also more optimistic with forward bookings up 17% on 2020 across the APAC region. The report uses global data sourced from FCM ...

Seventh heaven for FCM at the World Travel Awards

FCM, the business travel arm of Flight Centre Travel Group, has been named Asia’s leading travel management company for a seventh consecutive year in the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Now in its 28th edition, the awards are recognised glo...