African Media Agency [AMA]/Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, and FCM Travel Solutions [FCM], today announced an expanded long-term technology partnership. Under the new agreement, FCM will extend its relationship with Travelport to include the provision of the company’s Universal API technology.
FCM Travel Solutions is one of the world’s leading corporate travel management providers. In Africa, it is ranked among the top Travel Management Companies and has 141 staff across branch offices in Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Mombasa, and six implant offices throughout the country. Aided by Travelport’s flexible API technology, the company’s new bespoke in-house agency booking system will now benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate search of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties, and 35,000 car rental locations.
With over 260 airlines signed up to use Travelport’s unique merchandising technology, FCM will also benefit from being able to display, gain insights from and sell branded fare families and ancillary products (such as paid seat assignments, baggage fees, priority boarding, etc.) from these airlines. As the first global distribution system operator to be certified by IATA as a “Level 3” Aggregator under its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative, Travelport will soon provide additional benefits to the company by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Commenting on the new agreement, Mr. Mohammed Wanyoike Owner & CEO at FCM Travel Solutions Kenya, said: “We are committed to providing our customers with unsurpassed travel experiences. Extending our partnership with Travelport to use its best-in-class API technology will be a key enabler in providing our new booking application with the business logic, automation and intelligent search of travel content required to succeed.”
Guido Verweij, Regional Managing Director, Africa, at Travelport, added: “We are excited to have extended our partnership with FCM Travel Solutions. It is testament to our in-depth knowledge of the travel industry and leading technology that agents of the calibre of FCM continually choose us to power their solutions. We look forward to continuing to help the company grow while delivering the relevant and personalized results needed to meet the expectations of the modern traveler.”
About FCM Travel Solutions [www.fcmtravel.co.ke]
FCM Travel Solutions [trading as Charleston Travel Limited] is a Kenyan owned private company, founded in 1990 and has its head office in Nairobi Kenya. We are ranked among the top Travel Management Companies in Kenya and Africa.
FCM Travel Solutions is a worldwide corporate travel and expense management specialist delivering the best travel solutions to a diverse clientele. Our affiliation with FCM internationally enables us to offer outstanding value and travel experience to our customers.
About Travelport [www.travelport.com]
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel marketplace.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.4 billion in 2017, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK, has approximately 4,000 staff and is represented in 180 countries and territories.