World Travel Awards Names FCM Travel Solutions North America’s Leading Travel Management Company For the Seventh Consecutive Year

FCM Travel Solutions was honored with the distinction of North America’s Leading Travel Management Company 2017 by the 24nd Annual World Travel AwardsTM.  This tremendous recognition, which marks the seventh consecutive year that FCM received this honor, comes as a result of travel and tourism professionals worldwide voting on those companies that have shown a commitment to excellence in the past year. 

"A tremendous congratulations to FCM Travel Solutions on being recognized as North America’s Leading Travel Management Company by World Travel Awards.  FCM Travel Solutions is a leader in the industry and this award shines a spotlight on all that the company has to offer. Certainly a well-deserved recognition for FCM Travel Solutions," said Graham E. Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards.

FCM Travel Solutions has had an exciting year with a number of noteworthy technology developments, including the release of Sam 2.0, a travel-intelligent “chat-bot” with the expertise of a skilled consultant in the form of an app.  Sam, short for “Smart Assistant for Mobile,” is available at all times: pre-, during, and post-trip.  Most recently the launch of FCM Connect, a global technology platforming giving clients access to multiple tools that deliver on their travel program, was unveiled.  The end result is a streamlined and more efficient business travel experience. 

All of this takes place with Billy McDonough at the helm as FCM Travel Solutions President for the Americas, which was announced in July 2017.  This well-deserved appointment comes after measured and noteworthy success during his tenure as the FCM USA Brand Leader.  McDonough has seen the brand through many new partnerships and technological enhancements over the last five years as he led FCM in the USA.  In his few months in this new post he has already began to share the best practices and create strategic synergies amongst the markets under his leadership, which now include the USA, Canada, Mexico and Argentina.  

About World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.  Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.  Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region. World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.  For more information about World Travel Awards, please visit the official website,