Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Prestigious Award Caps Exciting Year

Media Release 3 February 2006

Prestigious Award for FCm Travel Solutions Caps Exciting Year

Asia Pacific-based travel management company FCm Travel Solutions has scooped up one prestigious business travel award and been short-listed for another after just one year of operation as a global entity.

FCm Travel Solutions, the corporate travel arm of Flight Centre Limited, was named Best Business Travel Management Company in the Business Travel World magazine’s annual awards in London, and was a finalist in its Corporate Travel Management Team award.

FCm Travel Solutions Executive General Manager Anthony Grigson said the group had made great strides toward becoming a serious global rival to the likes of American Express and Carlson Wagonlit, and the group’s London awards performance was recognition of that.

“This time last year we were just a few months old and established in just a handful of countries,” Mr Grigson said.

“Since then we’ve expanded rapidly into Asia and across Europe, we’re represented in over 50 countries and we’ve built the strongest Asia-Pacific regional presence of anyone in our sector,” he said.

“Things are happening very, very quickly, as we always believed they would, and winning awards like this announces to the world that we’ve arrived and that we mean business.”

FCm Travel Solutions beat off competition from other short-listed candidates American Express Business Travel and ATP to take the top award for the Business Travel Management Company with an annual UK turnover of more than £100 million, ending a five year winning streak by another giant, BTI UK.

The Business Travel World Awards are renowned for their tough judging process. The magazine believes that to accurately recognise annual achievement in business-to-business awards, careful examination and scrutiny in a number of areas is essential.

As part of a detailed written entry, FCm Travel Solutions had to give evidence of its ability to provide data in a customer-specific format, and to provide consultancy services which reduce cost and raise service level. The company also had to describe methods used to communicate with customers, plus the main factors driving customer satisfaction in the last 12 months.

Commenting on FCm Travel Solutions winning the Business Travel Management Company award, the judges said: “FCm was a clear winner because its strengths are in the areas where the evolving market is finding value, namely account management and technology. FCm also has transparently acted for its clients in its ability to move business according to client needs rather than being tied into supplier agreements.”

Indeed one individual judge said: “They know exactly where their business is and their account management is superb.”

FCm Travel Solutions also made it into the final line up of four travel management companies competing for the Corporate Travel Management Team award for its work with T-Mobile.

“This is a fantastic achievement for FCm Travel Solutions and something that we are all extremely proud of,” said Alan Spence, managing director FCm Travel Solutions UK.

Ends: For more information or images contact John McGuinness, Flight Centre and FCm Travel Solutions Communications, 021 753 767

About FCm Travel Solutions

- First Asia-Pacific based, global corporate travel and expense management specialist delivering personalised solutions to companies of all sizes, around the world

- Services some of the world’s best-known companies and in 2005 turned over more than US$2billion.

- Delivers measurable savings through its worldwide network of local expertise, state-of-the-art technologies, a flexible approach to service, and the continuous development of its 3,000 people.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news