AirPlus International Inc. and FCM Travel Solutions have formed a partnership in the United States market, further integrating the booking and payment of business travel through a combination of AirPlus and FCM travel management solutions, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs, the companies said.
FCM Travel Solutions, a brand within Flight Centre Travel Group, will offer clients the AirPlus payment solutions for their travel expenses, which 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.
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. 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.
FCM Travel Solutions is a corporate travel and expense management company, 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.
AirPlus is an 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.