NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirPlus International Inc. and FCM Travel Solutions are pleased to announce a partnership between the two companies in the United States market. This new collaboration will further integrate the booking and payment of business travel through a combination of AirPlus and FCM travel management solutions, thereby increasing the efficiency and reducing costs.
FCM Travel Solutions, a brand within Flight Centre Travel Group, will offer clients the AirPlus payment solutions for their travel expenses, which greatly streamlines the entire process. The seamless payment system coupled with enhanced data gives customers a full picture of travel expenditures and customized back-office integration that has never been seen before between a TMC and payment provider. Yael Klein, President & CEO of AirPlus International Inc. commented, “We are excited to be deepening our partnership with FCM Travel Solutions in the US. The complement of AirPlus products offered with the award-winning service of FCM will result in best-in-class, cost-effective and efficient corporate travel programs.”
“We are always looking for tools and systems that bring efficiency and the best possible technological solutions to the table for our corporate travelers,” said Billy McDonough, President, FCM Travel Solutions. “AirPlus’ global reach coupled with its proven track record in reducing costs for thousands of clients created a natural synergy that will certainly be beneficial to all of FCM’s customers.”
Clients will receive a fully-reconciled, no-touch invoice and increased access to credit and flexible payment terms through the alignment of the two companies. The automation of the expense management process reduces administration time significantly, giving road warriors complete control and visibility of transactions. In addition, there is stronger data accuracy and enhanced security, lending itself to greater piece of mind for corporate travelers. Clients also have the ability to mitigate the foreign exchange fees they are paying with the AirPlus payment solutions. With AirPlus International’s global footprint, FCM clients can now have a uniform payment solution wherever they are and can settle their expenses in their local currency.
About FCM Travel Solutions
FCM Travel Solutions is one of the world's leading corporate travel and expense management companies, with operations in more than 90 countries. The travel management company blends global presence with local, flexible and personal service, providing end-to-end corporate travel and expense management solutions. FCM has a regionally focused global network that ensures in-depth understanding of each client's local business culture and travel environment. FCM earned the designation of “World’s Best Travel Management Company” at the prestigious World Travel Awards for five consecutive years.
About AirPlus International
AirPlus is a leading international provider of payment solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel. More than 46,500 corporate clients count on AirPlus for the payment and analysis of their business trip costs. Products and services such as central bill accounts, single-use virtual cards, corporate cards and online management tools are marketed worldwide under the AirPlus International brand. The AirPlus Company Account is the most successful central bill account based on UATP. For more information please visit www.airplus.com/us/en.