Construction industry travel. Nail it with FCM.
Building a high performing corporate travel program is like constructing a new building.
Well actually … there’s probably not as much physical labour that goes into a travel program, but there’s a whole lot of planning, tender work, benchmarking, negotiation, risk management, industry knowledge and experience that goes into developing a program that’s fit-for-purpose.
With many construction companies performing better than they were pre-Covid, particularly in Aussie states where there weren’t lengthy lockdowns, business travel for the construction industry is booming. Companies involved in heavy and civil engineering construction, residential and non-residential building construction, and other industry services such as land development and installation are focused on getting their people, their teams and their consultants where they need to be. The flood of travel has seen record high levels of interstate business travel and an increase in bookings for long-stay and regional accommodation.
How is this kind of travel best managed? With a construction industry travel specialist.
As the travel management company to hundreds of building and construction firms across Australia and globally, FCM has in-depth experience in flying people and teams to remote domestic and international locations. FCM currently transacts millions of dollars in travel and accommodation bookings annually in this sector for a large portfolio of blue-chip Australian, New Zealand and global organisations. Our track record of helping construction companies travel cost efficiently and safely, as well as our work with clients to develop tailored hotel programs and payment solutions have been helping to lay the corporate travel groundwork for this flourishing industry.
With more than 40 years of specialised industry experience, we understand what it takes to provide valuable and rigorous support for building and construction firms. Travel for this industry is not just about getting people from A to B. Travel management involves appointing a dedicated team of travel managers with previous industry experience to each account, engaging effectively with key client stakeholders, understanding client priorities and booking requirements, the makeup of each company’s travel community, common travel and program pain points and how to develop a high-performing hotel program suited to project and tender work.
Handpicked and tailored to suit the needs of each client, FCM uses small teams and people with years of travel and construction industry experience under their belt. From the very first conversation with FCM your travel and your people are always in reliable hands. Your day-to-day travel requests are handled by your dedicated travel manager or team of travel managers (for larger clients) and your program strategy is in the capable hands of an Account Manager who specialises in construction clients. We bring in the big guns from FCM Consulting to work on your air or hotel program sourcing and procurement. Your team is backed by dedicated experts in every travel discipline including product (payment solution advice), technology and finance.
As the alternative travel management company, FCM is willing and able to think outside the box for each company’s tech workstack. We understand that technology for many building and construction firms is paramount for streamlined booking, travel and expense processes. Whether your company is focused on tech to automate, create seamless process flows, simplify payment and expense tasks or detailed reporting for your finance teams, we bring the tech expertise and know-how to help you build a program based on solid tech infrastructure.
Tailored Payment Solutions
Setting FCM apart from our competitors is our track record in working with construction clients and suppliers to create tailored payment solutions.
- Need a failsafe hotel chargeback solution for your travelling contractors?
- Getting negative feedback from travellers who prefer not to use their personal credit cards on business trips?
- What about your expense management and reconciliation … think your business is spending too much time chasing invoices and reconciling receipts from travellers?
- Need to outsource the management of your accommodation manifest for a large project?
If you answered yes to any of these questions. It’s time to talk to the travel and construction industry experts at FCM.