FCM brings specialist travel service offering to Mining Indaba 2016

Media Releases 10 Feb 2016

IN A FIRST for South Africa’s annual Mining Indaba, FCM has invested in exhibiting space at the 2016 event to market its services to the local, regional and global mining and minerals sector.

“Ours is a specialised business travel service,” says FCM General Manager, Euan McNeil, “that offers bespoke, extremely cost-effective and efficient travel services to business across the economy. However, we hold particular expertise in the travel requirements of the minerals and mining industry. We service the travel requirements of a number of mining houses including Anglo American.

“This is an industry whose travel requirements are characterised by frequent trips; a significant amount of travel into and around developing markets; short lead times; and a demand for both personalised and online travel services.

“FCM South Africa is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group and of FCM global with offices around the world, giving our clients the benefit of localised service and global expertise wherever they are. As a FCM client, your business may be domiciled in South Africa, but your travel requirements are managed seamlessly by a single team around the world, delivering optimal efficiency, cost-saving and travel solutions that are customised to suit you and your business.”

The service blends online resources and personalised service to make sure clients extract greatest efficiency from both the FCM team and their travel budgets. Flights are but a component of the service. It also includes arranging visas, accommodation, ground transit, security and interpretation services where required, FX and expense reporting.

“We work with our clients to formulate a travel policy that works for their business and that’s rolled out, through our offices, in all markets where they do business. We track travellers, offer online booking tools in and across all FCM markets, and deliver consolidated travel reporting via digital platforms that have been honed for maximum accessibility and efficacy.”

Savings are not limited to time, human resources and energy. Through FCM the cost of travel is cut, too squeezing the most out of travel budgets to hep travel play its part in profitability and business strategy.

Visit the FCM at stand 803 at Mining Indaba 2016. For more information, please be in touch with Euan McNeil at euan.mcneil@fcmtravel.co.za.