· FCm, a global corporate travel and expense management specialist, continues to benefit from Amadeus content since its initial agreement in 2007
Madrid, Spain, 13 September 2012:Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, and global corporate travel and expense management specialist FCm Travel Solutions, have strengthened their partnership by renewing their global content agreement for a further five years. Under this agreement, Amadeus content will continue to be available to FCm’s partner network via Amadeus Selling Platform and Amadeus’ e-Travel Management booking tool.
Both Amadeus and FCm have recognised the strategic importance of this deal. Gregory Lording, Global Brand Leader at FCm Travel Solutions said: “Amadeus’ global expertise in distribution, IT and support is highly regarded. We look forward to working closely with Amadeus to ensure our global business achieves more consistency across its IT processes.”
Stephane Durand, Director, Online & Leisure at Amadeus noted: “This extended agreement will reinforce Amadeus' relationship with FCm. FCm will benefit from Amadeus’ industry leading booking and IT solutions, whilst gaining comprehensive, global support via our centralised commercial and IT account managers. FCm's extended relationship with Amadeus will open up new opportunities to grow further into IT developments in the near future.”
In support of its ongoing relationship with FCm, Amadeus was one of the major sponsors for FCm's global conference FCm Focus. During the conference FCm launched the extended agreement with Amadeus to its partner network.
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About FCm Travel Solutions
FCm Travel Solutions is one of the world's leading corporate travel and expense management consultancies. Offering customers a global network expanding more than 75 countries, FCm blends global presence with local, flexible and personal service. FCm provides end-to-end corporate travel and expense management solutions and has a regionally focused global network that ensures in-depth understanding of each client's local business culture and travel environment.
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.
Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended December 31, 2011 the company reported like-for-like revenues of €2,712 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.