Flight Centre Limited And Singapore’s UOB Travel Planners Sign Corporate Travel Licensing Agreement
UOB Travel Planners becomes FCm Travel Solutions’ first international licensee
Flight Centre Limited has significantly boosted its global FCm Travel Solutions corporate travel network by expanding into the key Asian market of Singapore.
UOB Travel Planners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore’s United Overseas Bank, has taken up the FCm Travel Solutions license in Singapore to become the brand’s first licensee.
The mutually beneficial licensing agreement means UOB Travel Planners is now part of Flight Centre Limited’s expanding global corporate travel management operation and will benefit from the company’s strong network, brand name and global travel management expertise. The agreement will also provide FCm Travel Solutions clients throughout the world with expert local travel management services in the corporate travel hub of Singapore.
FCm Travel Solutions global general manager Anthony Grigson said the agreement was a significant step in the brand’s international development.
“With UOB Traveller Planners joining our network, we now have a strong and growing presence in the key Asian markets of China, Hong Kong and Singapore,” he said.
“This will enhance FCm Travel Solutions’ ability to serve existing clients throughout the world as well as secure new global corporate travel accounts.
“UOB Travel Planners is a well-run business with a strong commitment to customer service and
a history of success. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Francis Hsu, UOB’s senior vice president and regional head of credit card and travel related services, said the agreement would fast-track UOBTP’s corporate travel business.
“By becoming part of Flight Centre Limited’s Asia-Pacific-based global travel management network, we can enhance our travel management operations and serve our corporate travel customers better,” Mr Hsu said.
“We consider this a value-adding arrangement, as FCm Travel Solutions is an exciting and innovative new brand that combines the expertise of local travel market specialists with Flight Centre Limited’s global negotiating strength, leading airline, hotel and car hire partners around the world and state-of-the-art technology.”
Flight Centre Limited will expand FCm Travel Solutions in the three major corporate regions – Asia-Pacific, UK-Europe-Middle East-Africa and the Americas – to develop a comprehensive international network.
About Flight Centre Limited
Established in Australia in the early 1980s, Flight Centre Limited is Australasia’s largest retail travel agency group. The company operates more than 1100 leisure and corporate travel outlets globally.
About FCm Travel Solutions
FCm Travel Solutions is Flight Centre Limited’s corporate travel flagship and the first Asia-Pacific-based global travel management network. The network now includes specialist businesses in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South Africa, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In Australia, FCm Travel Solutions comprises the businesses that formerly traded under the Corporate Traveller, SBT and ITG banners.
About UOB Travel Planners Pte Ltd
(Singapore Company Registration No. 197400040W)
UOB Travel Planners began as a small travel agency in 1974 and has grown in size and reputation through dedicated professionalism and service excellence. In 1990, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited (Singapore Company Registration No. 193500026Z), a leading bank in Singapore.