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.
New European Head for FCM Travel Solutions
Andrew Boxall has been appointed to the new role of European Managing Director for FCM Travel Solutions. Based in London he will be responsible for overseeing and growing FCM’s equity-owned businesses on the European continent, namely in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Netherlands. He reports to Steve Norris, Corporate Managing Director EMEA, Flight Centre Travel Group. Boxall first joined Flight Centre Travel Group in 1998 and his 20-year career with the company has spanned diverse retail, procurement and corporate product roles. For the last nine years he has held the position of Managing Director f...
Ten years on top – FCM named Europe’s Leading TMC
For a tenth time since 2008, FCM Travel Solutions has been named Europe’s Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. FCM Travel Solutions, the flagship business travel division of Flight Centre Travel Group, has been...
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 Strategy Officer for corporate brands in the Americas, including FCM Travel Solutions, Stage and Screen, cievents and Corporate Traveller.
A class of their own
The global financial crisis that began a decade ago dramatically dampened demand for business class air travel, possibly for good, but are we on the verge of a renaissance? Some seem to think so. Airline association
Amadeus and Flight Centre announce strategic partnership to drive progress with NDC
Amadeus and Flight Centre announce strategic partnership to drive progress with NDC Amadeus wins long term contract for Flight Centre Travel Group’s distribution business in EMEA and Asia Flight Centre Travel Group will provide input into the design for Amadeus’ NDC-enabled solution for travel sellers, a major milestone for Amadeus’ recently announced NDC-X program Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group today announce that Amadeus will be providing distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA and Asia. As one of Flight Centre’s partners of choice, Amadeus will be working hand-in-hand with F...
FCM announces next phase in chatbot Sam deployment including Travel Manager features
FCM Travel Solutions has announced that it is enhancing its AI ‘pocket travel assistant’ application Sam with extra features for use by travel managers. This is in response to client demand for greater visibility of their travellers in-trip and...
Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid
The first Hyatt Centric hotel in Spain, the 159-room Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid boasts an unbeatable location designed to be a launch pad for sightseeing, tasting and experiencing everything the capital city has to offer. The hotel is just minutes from the famous El Retiro Park, Prado museum, Royal Palace and many boutique shops. The hotel’s contemporary guestrooms and suites are stylishly decorated and infused with local flare. Each suite offer city views and spacious furnished terraces. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, Hielo y Carbon, offers handcrafted signature cocktails and locally inspired fare along with an authentic mix of crudos and grilled dishes. The hotel features one of the most spectacular rooftop terraces in Madrid where guests will be able to experience unparalleled views of the ornate Gran Vía. The hotel has 159 guestrooms including: seven junior suites; five executive suites; two terrace suites; and one ...
First ferry route from Ireland to Spain
In honour of their 40th anniversary, Brittany Ferries have announced a new route from Cork into northern Spain.