Global corporate travel management company FCM Travel Solutions has created Marketplace, a virtual gateway to its negotiated air fares, hotel rates, car rental and rail booking options.
FCM clients have access to specialist fares from 420 airline partners, 112 global rail providers, and car hire deals in 97 countries. In terms of hotels, Marketplace offers 20 million room rates including five million negotiated rates at 650,000 properties globally and 2.3 million exclusive promotional room night rates at 60 hotel brands worldwide.
The gateway is part of FCM’s approach to giving customers access to its business travel content via multi-channel online and offline sources from across its global network.
Vicki Parris, director of operations for South-east Asia and Hong Kong, said in a statement: “Travel content is vast and covers a huge array of choice which can be confusing for the corporate customer. Marketplace is consolidating all content in one place.”
“Through Marketplace, travel buyers can be assured of getting the best value, the widest choice of air content, hotel rates, price parity across channels and so on, in order to achieve cost-savings and ROI on their travel programme. Through Marketplace, travel buyers can provide a diversity of choices for their travellers and be safe in the knowledge that they can capture data from all bookings made in order to satisfy duty of care,” added Parris.