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FCM Travel Solutions expands in Europe

FCM Travel Solutions is expanding its footprint in northern Europe following the acquisition by parent company Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) of Travellink Corporate from eDreams ODIGEO for an undisclosed sum.

The agreement, which was concluded in December, includes Travellink Corporate’s operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which will transition to the FCM brand during the course of 2017.

“As the flagship corporate travel division of Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM operates in more than 90 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. We wanted to strengthen our presence and operations in Northern Europe with a player that has a reputation for superb service,” said Steve Norris, corporate managing director, Flight Centre Travel Group.

“Travellink Corporate is a leading online travel provider at the forefront of providing clients with advanced technology to book business travel. Together FCM and Travellink Corporate combine the best technologies, skills and cultures to give corporate clients competitive business travel services and drive growth in this region,” said Norris.

“Travellink Corporate’s innovative and easy-to-use online-tools will give us a huge benefit in the corporate travel market in the region, especially as there will be changes to the Amadeus -based online booking tool during the coming year”, said Bodil Månsson, managing director, Nordics, FCM Travel Solutions. “We are looking forward to working closely with Travellink Corporate’s people to maximise opportunities and service customers in the best possible way.”

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