Since December last year, FCm has added four new partners to its global network; Kazakhstan, Ghana, Kenya and Bulgaria.
This is good news for multinational clients with commercial interests in these key regions, particularly in the resources sector.
According to General Manager of FCm’s Middle East and Africa network Ciaran Kelly, Ghana is a key market for the resources sector.
“Ghana is a key market for companies in the resources industry and a growing business travel hub. FCm can now offer our clients on-the-ground services from travel industry professionals we can rely on and trust for exceptional local service.”
On the Kenya partnership, Ciaran says it was a strategic decision for FCm clients with commercial interests in East Africa.
“Our Kenyan travel teams play an integral role in our offering for regional and multinational clients with commercial interests in East Africa. They offer full corporate travel management services as well as dedicated corporate transfers, specialised visa processing capabilities and corporate escort services where required,” he said.
FCm’s General Manager in Europe, Franziskus Bumm, said the Kazakhstan partner agreement means clients can tap into the country’s growing natural resources industry.
"There are more than 200 oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan and a reported $7 billion worth of foreign investment in the country's oil reserves in the Caspian Sea.
"It's crucial FCm has on-the-ground local teams in this region to service both local companies and multinational firms looking to capitalise on the natural resources industry. Kazakhstan's market is growing quickly, which is why the demand for corporate travel services is also rising,” he said.
All up, FCm has a global partner network extending across more than 75 countries.