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Travel Management

 October 16, 2008
Amadeus and FCm Travel Solutions Announce Global Reseller Agreement

 Amadeus and FCm Travel Solutions have signed an agreement certifying FCm as a global reseller of Amadeus e-Travel Management, the most widely deployed online booking solution for managed travel. Reflecting the longstanding relationship between the two companies worldwide, the Global Reseller Agreement demonstrates FCm's commitment to enhance the value it already provides to corporate clients by integrating Amadeus e-Travel Management, Amadeus's award-winning self-booking solution, into the FCm portfolio of solutions.

Thanks to its quick and easy booking process, Amadeus e-Travel Management can help increase business travel programme compliance, reduce total travel spend and drive online adoption. Available in 15 languages, the global platform is easily adapted to local needs and connects to multiple Global Distribution Systems for air and rail reservations. Its low-fare search capabilities ensure corporate travellers have a wide choice of travel options.

Amadeus e-Travel Management will integrate with FCm's applications. FCm clients who use Amadeus e-Travel Management will enjoy the benefits of working with a harmonized global infrastructure supported and managed by the Amadeus regional offices which span the time zones in which FCm operates.

FCm's Global Executive General Manager, Anthony Grigson, said : "Partnering with Amadeus is part of our strategic plan to deliver greater value to our network and clients by being the most effective travel management consultancy, not just in the Asia Pacific region but worldwide. Amadeus' global footprint and quality offer allows us to do just that, while our network partners around the world will benefit from specially negotiated rates".

Albert Pozo, Vice President Multinational Customer Group for Amadeus, said "As the first global travel management consultancy to be headquartered in Asia Pacific, FCm has a foremost local presence that gives Amadeus an excellent opportunity in this increasingly important region," he said. The benefits of online business travel management are most tangible when the technology is closely integrated with professional travel management services. With this new agreement, FCm can offer seamless travel management programs worldwide, on top of Amadeus' online booking technology."