GLOBAL corporate travel provider FCm Travel Solutions has increased its profile in Central America following an official launch of the brand in the Dominican Republic.

Representatives from FCm joined colleagues from Emely Tours, FCm's partner in the Dominican Republic, to celebrate the new partnership agreement between the two travel organisations.

More than 150 guests, including staff from both businesses, clients, industry representatives and family members, attended the function at Restaurante La Forchetta 7 May.

Julissa Rosario from FCm Dominican republic said the event was an important milestone in the development and globalisation of the company's business travel division.

"FCm Dominican Republic has been working with a number of multinational companies to implement local travel servicing arrangements in line with their global program policies," Julissa said.

"Our new partnership with FCm provides a credible and progressive global network of travel product and resources that we can leverage to ensure our multinational customers are getting the best possible service and lowest prices.

"We were thrilled to host the launch of local FCm services in the Dominican Republic in affiliation with our parent company Emely Tours. We have many business synergies and we're confident of building a successful partnership."

FCm's Latin America and Caribbean Network Director Maren Hanschke welcomed the new partner to the FCm LATAM network. She said the partnership represented a strategic expansion for FCm.

"We have been steadily growing our presence in North and South America, so to firm up this partnership with Emely Tours ensures FCm has a consolidated presence throughout the Americas.

"Our teams here in the Dominican Republic offer in-depth local industry experience having had a presence in the market here for more than 35 years."

"We had a large volume of both current and prospective clients attend our launch event. The receptiveness demonstrated by the clients to this new venture indicated a positive future for FCm in the Dominican Republic."