FCm Travel Solutions and its sister company Corporate Traveller have been recognised as the best in the business as part of the 2012 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for Excellence.
In an awards ceremony held on Saturday night in Sydney, FCm was named Best National Travel Management Company, while Corporate Traveller took out the title of Best Travel Agency Corporate - Multi Location.
FCm and Corporate Traveller are part of the Flight Centre Limited (FCL) group of brands. Corporate Traveller specialises in managing business travel for small-to-medium sized companies, while FCm is FCL's flagship global corporate travel brand that manages business travel programs for mid-to-large market clients. Corporate Traveller has over 90 offices throughout Australia, and operates in six countries around the world. FCm has a strong presence throughout Australia and has a global network spanning more than 75 countries. FCm works with many high profile national and multinational companies across industries.
Astrid Richardson, General Manager for FCL's corporate division in NSW, collected the accolades on Saturday night and said she was thrilled to see both businesses recognised with a prestigious national award.
"This is a tremendous achievement for both Corporate Traveller and FCm. In the past 12 months, both of these brands have contributed significantly to the success of FCL's corporate division and to the overall profit growth of FCL," Astrid said.
"We have been very focused on strengthening our services and offering in both the small-to-mid and mid-to-large client markets to ensure we have tailored solutions for companies of all sizes and as a result have successfully retained and grown our marketshare."
FCm brand leader Gregory Lording said the company's travel management specialisation in each industry segment combined with their unique business models for Corporate Traveller and FCm had continued to deliver cost savings and extra value to customers.
"These awards recognise the strength of our strategies to retain and grow our portfolio of corporate customers and our individual approach to travel management, which has proven to be a winning formula for our operation and our client's businesses," Gregory said.