Corporate Traveller lands in Singapore to empower SMEs with Smarter Business Travel Solutions

Media Releases 01 Jul 2016

Customers can enjoy the full range of Corporate Traveller’s TRAVELsmart suite, designed to boost comfort and cost savings

SINGAPORE, 1 July 2016 – Corporate Traveller, a subsidiary of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), today announced the launch of its operations in Singapore and Malaysia to meet the demands of the growing small and medium enterprise (SME) market. Established in 1993, Corporate Traveller has since grown to become a leading corporate travel management solutions provider for more than 13,500 clients globally. Besides operations across Australia and New Zealand, Corporate Traveller also operates in South Africa, UK, Canada and USA. In the move to expand the global reach, Corporate Traveller is also concurrently launching in China, Hong Kong, UAE (Dubai) and India, alongside Singapore and Malaysia.

With close to 200,000 SMEs in Singapore, contributing to almost 50 percent of the nation’s gross domestic profit, Corporate Traveller has identified the rising need for SME owners and employees to embark on overseas business trips on a regular basis. However, many struggle to get the best value out of their flights, accommodation and ground transportation, often trading comfort for the lowest possible price. Precious time can also be wasted when travellers lack access to a well-planned out itinerary.

“For resource-lean SMEs, cost savings will always be a priority and that is why it is essential for them to engage the expertise of a travel management partner that will not only be able to secure the best prices, but also ensure that their travellers’ needs are well taken care of every step along the way. At Corporate Traveller, we believe in adding value to every travellers’ experience, tailored to their budget, with no lock-in contract,” said Bertrand Saillet, General Manager, Southeast Asia of the Corporate Division, FCTG.

Customers can enjoy the full range of Corporate Traveller’s TRAVELsmart suite, designed to boost comfort and cost savings with specially negotiated discounts and complimentary services from preferred airlines, hotels and car hire partners. The TRAVELsmart suite consists of the following privileges: 

• smartFLY – access to bonus airfare rebates and discounted memberships for Corporate Traveller’s preferred airline lounges

• smartSTAY – access to free value adds at Corporate Traveller’s preferred hotels, including Wi-Fi, breakfast, car parking, room upgrade, laundry service and bonus loyalty points

• smartDRIVE – access to free value adds at Corporate Traveller’s preferred car hire companies, including in-car Wi-Fi connection, vehicle class upgrade and discounts on return transfers

Corporate Traveller also boasts a unique EXPERT technology suite, which harnesses the latest technology to help travellers book, plan and get the best value out of any budget. Coupled with Corporate Traveller’s team of travel management experts, travellers can experience seamless and productive business travel with the online booking engine, mobile app and profile management.

On top of the access to Corporate Traveller’s TRAVELsmart and EXPERT technology suites, SME businesses can also enjoy round-the-clock access to dedicated and personal service, wide range of payment options without the hassle of a lock-in contract that saves them both time and money, giving them an ease of mind so they can focus on what’s important – growing their business.

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About Corporate Traveller

Corporate Traveller has been a leading supplier of business travel solutions for more than 20 years and services for more than 13,500 clients globally. We manage business travel programs for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Our model of providing expert advice, dedicated personal service and user friendly travel technology is guaranteed to save you time and money.

As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Corporate Traveller is backed by the global network of one of the world's largest travel agencies. Corporate Traveller clients benefit from professionally managed travel programs, access to flexible payment options, clear financial reporting and dedicated 24/7 service with no lock in contracts.

Flight Centre Travel Group

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) operates in 11 countries around the world through a total of 2500 stores. The countries contributing to FCTG’s phenomenal success include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

After starting with one shop in the early 1980s, FCTG has enjoyed remarkable ongoing growth to become one of the world’s largest travel agency groups. Its rapidly expanding network extends throughout Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The company’s global corporate travel management network extends even further, with FCM Travel Solutions present in more than 75 countries, through strategic licensing agreements with independent local operators.

The company employs more than 15,000 people globally and has twice been judged Australia’s best employer, in addition to claiming a number of other employer and travel agency awards in Australia and overseas.

FCTG consists of more than 30 brands and it was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1995 (ASX: FLT).

Press Contact

Venelyn Chin

Ying Communications for Corporate Traveller

venelyn.chin@yingcomms.com

+65 3157 5627