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The Silicon Review Asia

FCM Travel Solutions, Led by Rakshit Desai is Turning Travel Experience into Beautiful Memories with a Right Blend of Service and Technology

The Silicon Review
September, 2019

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Corporate travel management is one of the easiest and simplest ways of managing a company’s strategic approach to travel; it helps in negotiating vendors, operating corporate travel programs, credit-card management security, travel and expenses data management and, to ensuring cent percentage travel safeties with appropriate guidelines. The main aim of opting the route of global consolidation is, it brings about savings in the company in the travel and expenses budget. Travel solution does play a pivotal role in managing an entire company’s travel data and safeguarding it carefully. One such pioneer in the field of travel solution is the FCM Travel Solutions.

FCM Travel Solution, founded in the year 2004 is a firm that provides global travel management services; its headquarters is located in Brisbane, Australia. The company has branches in over 95 countries. It is considered as one of the top travel management companies in the world. The firm provides its clients access to a worldwide network of airfares, ground transport and hotel options which offers the best value for their business travel expenditure.

FCM Travel Solution is a part of a multinational travel company Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) which is publicly-listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The firm provides its clients with exceptional offers which have made the firm to stand out among other companies. The company has 8000+ experienced travel professionals on hand 24*7. It tops amongst the world’s leading corporate brands and is a multinational business across industry sector with a global turnover of AU$9 billion.

”Travelling becomes an esthetic appeal when travel solutions aresimple yet best.”The Managing Director of FCM Travel Solutions-India, Rakshit Desai sets the best example. It does require a lot of will power and courage to establish a company and to lead it in the best possible way among the world’s largest platforms.

Rakshit Desai’s contribution to FCM Travel Solutions

Rakshit heads Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) in India comprising the market-leading FCM and Corporate Traveller brands, the fast-growing Travel Tours retail network, the Travel Money India currency business, and the FCM Incoming South Asian DMC. He has played a pivotal role in developing the firms market in India and has majorly contributed to the company’s success.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a global travel management company, the firm plays a huge emphasis on how the travel miles of its own people impacts on the environment. It is something the company takes extremely seriously and offset all of the carbon emissions of staff travel. FCM’s cost per ton to offset is £2.50, which the firm believes to be the lowest offset rate in the market.

In addition, the company is the contributing member of the U.N. Global Compact, a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. It is focused on Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Corruption.

Products

FCM provides clients with the broadest range of prices and inventory for air travel, hotel accommodation, travel insurance, and holiday travel.The combination of FCM’s global negotiating strength, integratedsystems, multiple product platforms, and strong supplier relationships, mean clients receive the best itineraries for increased savings on every journey. FCM product includes:

Global fare finding system

The company’s global fare finding capabilities give our travel managers access to the lowest prices and widest selection of airline inventory seats. Its teams track and compare fares and seat availability on carriers around the world, allowing FCM's travel professionals to select the best global fare option of the day. FCM's global fare finding capabilities ensure customers benefit on a number of levels from measurable savings, better fare options, and better availability of seat inventory.

New Technologies

The firm believes that the technology should move one forward leading suite of products to make your business travel management simpler, faster and more efficient.FCM Connect is personalized to the travel tools and information you need to manage, book and travel with ease. A single click through the hub, the gateway to the FCM Connect suite of products, transports you to an intuitive and easy to use dashboard that can be customized with the tools relevant to you as the user. This allows you to experience all the travel services you need, in one place without having to sign-in to multiple sites.

Meet the Trendsetter

Rakshit Desai, Managing Director - India, Flight Centre Travel Groupheads Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) in India comprising the market-leading FCM and Corporate Traveller brands, the fast-growing Travel Tours retail network, Frequently quoted on industry and economic issues and a regular speaker at trade events, Rakshit also featured in the 2015 Edition of the Economic Times - Spencer Stuart 'top 40 under forty' business leaders list.

“Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer.”

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