Scott Alboni has been appointed as Global Marketing Manager for FCM Travel Solutions. He joins from Corporate Travel Management where he was Marketing Director EMEA for the last three years. He brings substantial expertise across multi-channel platforms as his career includes four years in branding, marketing and design at Bonhams International Auctioneers in Sydney and London, as well as two years in marketing and corporate brand integration roles in the private healthcare sector.Based in London, Alboni will work closely with Marcus Eklund, FCM Global Managing Director and Frits de Kok, Chief Marketing Officer, Flight Centre Corporate, as well as FCM’s regional marketing leaders, to strengthen the company’s global marketing position and focus on global strategic objectives.
Travel Insights: What’s the best way to manage hotel spend?
Rachel Newns, FCM’s Hotel Product Manager explains the three key elements that are needed to control hotel costs. Combine all three to ensure clarity for your travellers and deliver value on your overall spend.
Flight Centre Travel Group names John Morhous CXO for global corporate travel brands
John Morhous has been named Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) Chief Experience Officer (CXO), a newly established role in which he will be responsible for ongoing client-facing innovation and digital mobile platforms, the development of additional tools and technology, and thought leadership, across all of FCTG’s corporate brands globally. FCTG’s corporate network services the needs of organizations of all sizes across dozens of industries in more than 90 countries. Morhous has been with Flight Centre Travel Group for 11 years, most recently serving as the Chief Stra...
Emirates arrives in Edinburgh
Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh One of the world’s most renowned airlines will arrive into Edinburgh later this year with the launch of an Emirates service to Dubai.The daily service will begin on the 1st ...
Seven years on top – FCM named Middle East’s Leading TMC
For the seventh consecutive year since 2012, FCM Travel Solutions has been named Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. Ciarán Kelly, General Manager Middle East and Africa Region attended the prestigious Middle East Gala Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah to collect the award. Ciarán graciously accepted the accolade and said that the past 12 months had been a period of transformation for FCM’s MEA region, with expansion into five new countries, business development and innovation at the centre of FCM’s overall strategy. “Through focussed business development, account management activity and our client success stories, FCM has achieved a strong reputation in the Middle East and Africa region as a travel partner of choice and successfully signed and re-signed several high profile clients, at both local and regional levels.” Clients have included Coca Cola Beverages Africa, Bri...
2018 Travel Policy Do's and Don'ts
One of the easiest ways to monitor and control your business travel spend is to implement a travel policy. This useful set of guidelines will give both you and your business travellers a clearer idea of what can be booked and within wh...
The benefits of a truly global TMC
When global actually is global According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), worldwide business travel spend rose by 3.5% in 2016 to $1.3 trillion and is expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. As travel spend rises, so too does the criticality of travel management. In 2016, half of corporates spending half a million (or more) on travel contracted with a single TMC for managed travel services worldwide.
Understanding Travel Risk Management
The world is an increasingly dangerous place, so the health and safety of business travellers is rightly at the top of the corporate agenda. According to 2017 research by Ipsos Mori, 72% of business travellers and travel managers belie...
More room on top?
Just how much headroom is there in any mature travel programme? Introducing the Three Cs Your travel programme is mature. Compliance levels are high; preferred suppliers won’t give any more ground on rate, terms or availability and traveller feedback is generally positive. So what can you do to drive more savings, make processes more efficient and keep stakeholders happy? It’s all about the three Cs – compliance, content and communication.
From mobile to Marvin
Why Artificial Intelligence is the next business travel digital mega trend. Mobile was the last ‘big thing’ in business travel. 60% of travel searches start on a mobile device whilst the smartphone is the number one travel accessory fo...
Transforming big data into smart data
More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire history of the world. By 2020, about 1.7 megabytes per second of new information will be created for every human being on the planet using 50 billion connected devices. By then, our accumulated digital universe of data will have grown to 44 trillion gigabytes. Big Data is everywhere. Today, Google receives 40,000 search queries every second; Facebook users send 31.25 million messages and view 2.77 million videos every minute. Yet less than 0.5% of all data is ever analysed – let alone interpreted and the findings used to improve a product or service.