FCm Travel Solutions expands Saudi operations with Attar Travel deal
January 21, 2015
FCm Travel Solutions has extended its network in the gulf region after signing a partner agreement with Attar Travel, one of the oldest and most respected travel management companies in Saudi Arabia.
Attar Travel has a long and proud history dating back to the 1940s when two brothers, Saddik and Mohammed Attar, established the business.
The brothers are from a well-known merchant family in Saudi Arabia where their travel business was one of the first registered commercial companies in the Kingdom. The business started off providing services for pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia’s holy cities.
Today the company operates a network of 48 offices across the Kingdom delivering leisure and corporate travel services to the Gulf Cooperation Council states and Saudi Arabia’s key local industries including oil, petrochemicals, resources, construction and agriculture.
General manager of FCm’s Middle East and Africa network, Ciarán Kelly said: “This new partnership is critical to FCm’s local service delivery and market share growth strategies for the Middle East.
“Attar Travel boasts highly experienced staff and their strong knowledge of the local market, suppliers, business customs and culture is a great asset to our business.
“The combination of strong local connections and knowledge, along with FCm’s multinational services will give a new level of support to our existing clients and FCm Saudi Arabia’s clients.”