FCm Travel Solutions has been awarded the New South Wales Government travel management contract.
The business, which is the Flight Centre Travel Group's (FLT's) flagship global corporate travel management brand, has been awarded a three-year contract plus two additional one-year options, following a tender conducted by the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
The contract extends to NSW Government departments, members of the NSW parliament and other eligible entities and will see FCm manage the account from early next calendar year.
"We are delighted to have won this prestigious account and look forward to helping the government achieve its aims," James Kavanagh, FCm Travel Solutions General Manager for Australia, said.
"We submitted an innovative solution built around:
- A strong focus on self service online solutions
- A long-term roadmap outlining key strategies designed to deliver further efficiencies and savings; and
- Access to a vast customer support network of expert people in Sydney and in key regional centres
"In some of these centres, we will tap into the strong network of Flight Centre leisure travel shops to provide a seamless face-to-face service to government corporate travel customers."
FCm Travel Solutions has recently been judged the Best National Travel Management Company at Australia's National Travel Industry Awards and Australasia’s Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
The business, which was started by FLT in 2004, is one of the company's six core corporate travel brands, along with:
- Corporate Traveller
- Stage & Screen
- Campus Travel; and
- 4th Dimension
Together, these brands turned over more than $2.3billion in Australia during 2014/15, making FLT the country's largest corporate travel manager.