FCm expands into Tanzania and Mozambique
April 29, 2013
FCm has signed off on two new partner agreements in Africa with the global travel management company (TMC), now offering local services in Mozambique and Tanzania.
FCm has extended its partner arrangement with Alive, an affiliate of OnTourism Capital Investments, to offer on-the-ground travel management services in Mozambique. FCm is already partnered with Alive in Portugal and Angola, and now has expanded the relationship to offer local travel management services in Maputo.
Located in southern Mozambique, FCm's new travel team offers end-to-end corporate travel management services as well as meetings, incentive, conference and event (MICE) travel expertise.
In Tanzania FCm has partnered with Antelope Tours and Travel Services Limited, which operates five business travel centres across the country. Three offices are located in Dar es Salaam with one in the Benjamin William Mkapa Tower and another branch office located in Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal II. The company's head office is in Upanga.
The company also has branch offices located in Arusha and Dodoma.
FCm's new partner in Tanzania was established in 1993 and works with a portfolio of companies across a broad range of sectors including government, finance, mining, oil and gas companies. The company also manages the travel for a number of international companies.
FCm's General Manager Middle East and Africa Network, Ciaran Kelly, said FCm's African network had experienced significant growth in the past year, which had been well received by FCm's regional and multinational clients.
"The spotlight has been on Africa for a while now as a continent that offers major opportunities for growth and development for international companies," Ciaran said. "From the mining, oil and gas industries to offshore, property development and MICE travel, there is broad commercial interest in Africa which is steadily increasing inbound and outbound business travel for the region.
"It's critical that global TMCs like FCm can offer on-the-ground travel management services to clients looking to fly into places like Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria and Angola. These are very unique markets that require in-depth local knowledge to ensure corporate travel for companies is cost and time efficient, and safe."
FCm now has partner agreements with nine leading corporate travel agencies in Africa as well as a regional head office in South Africa.