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We know that finding the best travel management company (TMC) for your business can seem very challenging. We’ve seen what works for buyers – and what really doesn’t work. That's why we've written a comprehensive guide to creating the best possible TMC selection process...
The key to successful RFPs for corporate travel lies largely in preparation and planning. Time invested at the beginning of the process saves time, and money, in the end. It will also greatly improve your chances of choosing the TMC best suited to your needs and the right fit for your company’s culture.
Getting the right outcome is crucial for managing your second-largest controllable expense and looking after your employees when they travel. Which is why it is surprising that there is still a large number of companies who invite TMCs to a business travel RFP without having built a prior relationship or having knowledge of their solutions, service and products.
If it is your first time running a corporate travel RFP, the first thing you should know is not to panic. It is important, however, that you take the time to prepare and plan ahead. FCM has written a guide to creating the best possible TMC selection process. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to RFPs - and we want to share what we’ve learned.
Over decades, FCM has competed to win thousands of customers. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. You would be surprised at the number of these which lack clearly stated objectives and fail to define the specific challenges of the programme. We've identified the top 5 ways you can seriously mess up a corporate travel RFP.
The RFP process for corporate travel management is often only seen from the point of view of a business assessing and deciding on which TMC to choose. However, it is equally important for the TMC to be confident that the solutions, products and services it offers are a good fit for a prospective customer.
Business travel is constantly evolving - but the winds of change blowing through the industry right now seem to be particularly unsettling because of two hot topics: IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) and Brexit...
This International Women’s Day, in honour of all the amazing women in the FCM family around the globe, we want to recognise the incredible contributions womankind are making. We spoke to one lady who has had a phenomenal impact at FCM…
Moving overseas to start a new chapter of your working life can be exciting, as well as daunting. Here are some tips from three well-travelled FCM executives to help ease the process.
With the prevalence of online booking travel agents (OBTA), it can often appear you'll get a better rate if you book accommodation yourself, rather than through your travel manager. But what seems like a short-term win can turn into a huge amount of missed savings in the long run.
The hotel minibar is the lonely business traveller’s friend, home of the £7 mouth full of gin and the £2.50 chocolate bar. But for how much longer?