FCm ADDS SAUDI ARABIA TO ITS GLOBAL NETWORK
January 5, 2015
FCm Travel Solutions has extended its network in the gulf region with the recent signing of a new partner in Saudi Arabia. The agreement will see FCm join forces with Attar Travel, one of the oldest and most respected travel management companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The travel company has a long and proud history dating back to the 1940s when two brothers, Saddik and Mohammed Attar, established the business. The brothers are from a well-known merchant family in Saudi Arabia where their travel business was one of the first registered commercial companies in the Kingdom. The business started off providing services for pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia's holy cities, and now, Attar Travel provides comprehensive corporate travel products and services.
The company operates a network including 48 offices across the Kingdom, with professional staff delivering leisure and corporate travel services and savings to a range of corporate clients including both multinational companies and small businesses.
Attar Travel is a major supplier of travel services to the Gulf Cooperation Council states and Saudi Arabia’s key local industries including oil, petrochemicals, resources, construction and agriculture.
General Manager of FCm’s Middle East and Africa network, Ciarán Kelly said the new partnership was critical to FCm's local service delivery and marketshare growth strategies for the Middle East.
“This new partnership is an important addition to our ever-growing regional and global network,” Ciarán said. “Attar Travel boasts highly experienced staff and their strong knowledge of the local market, suppliers, business customs and culture is a great asset to our business. The combination of strong local connections and knowledge, along with FCm's multinational services will give a new level of support to our existing clients and FCm Saudi Arabia's clients.
Ghassan Attar, CEO said, "Attar Travel management was very proud to be the representative of FCm, which was a well known travel management company in Saudi Arabia. This business relationship is an excellent opportunity to expand the scope of services of Attar Travel worldwide."
Attar Travel draws on its well-established, long-term supplier relationships and expertise to deliver end-to-end corporate travel and expense management, specialised MICE (meetings, incentives, conference and event management) services, visa advice, travel insurance, meet and greet and VIP services.