Global travel management company FCM Travel Solutions has partnered with ride-sharing service Grab, making it easier for business travellers to book ground transportation in South-east Asia.
Through this collaboration, business travellers can now book Grab rides via FCM’s Smart Assistant for Mobile (SAM) app across seven South-east Asian countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
“When a traveller arrives at a new destination, Sam will notify them about the traffic situation from their current location to their destination and ask if they would like to ‘request a ride’”, shared Robert Ramos, FCM’s technology lead for Asia.
The hassle-free transportation option save the corporate traveller time from not having to wait in a long line at a taxi stand or hunt down a suitable ride. They can also have ease of mind, knowing that the driver will not be circling round the block, resulting in escalating costs and waste of time.
“Ground transportation is an important aspect of every business trip, and many are familiar with Grab in South-east Asia, so to be able to offer this value proposition to FCM clients through this partnership is significant for us,” added Bertrand Saillet, managing director of Asia, FCM Travel Solutions.
Grab is FCM’s first ride-hailing partner in Asia. FCM has more than 51,000 travellers from close to 1,900 national and multinational companies currently using Sam, and the app has an average of over 20,000 active users per month.