Posted August 17, 2017
Billy McDonough

INTERVIEW: FCM President For The Americas Billy McDonough

The Beat caught up with FCM Travel Solutions president for the Americas Billy McDonough to discuss FCM's growth ambitions, acquisitions and technology. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted November 1, 2016

Panel: TMC, Tech Execs Assess Bots, Messaging And AI In Corporate Travel

At The Beat Live in Chicago last month, Sabre Labs director Mark McSpadden led a discussion on artificial intelligence, bots and messaging technologies. Alongside him were Servo founder Nadav Gur, American Express Global Business Travel vice president Evan Konwiser, FCM Travel Solutions chief strategy officer John Morhous and Pana CEO Devon Tivona. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 27, 2015

Riding Corporate Strength, CTM And Flight Centre Take Different Paths To Record Fiscal Years

Fueled by a flurry of acquisition activity, travel management company Corporate Travel Management on Wednesday reported significant growth in transaction volume, revenue and earnings for its fiscal year ending June 30. More established and much larger, travel agency conglomerate Flight Centre also reported a record fiscal year ending June 30—but "without significant acquisitions," it reported. Both Australian agency operators saw strength in the U.S. corporate market and claimed client wins there. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 26, 2014

Australia's CTM Claims To Be Winning More Accounts From Mega TMCs

Australia's Corporate Travel Management in recent years has pursued acquisitions in an effort to build a footprint competitive with the world's largest corporate agencies. Reporting another set of strong financial metrics for the fiscal half ending Dec. 31, executives on Wednesday discussed rapid progress in integrating U.S. acquisitions and sounded quite bullish on its prospects in Asia following the purchase of most of Westminster Travel. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted August 27, 2013

U.S. Corporate Travel Supports Flight Centre's Record Results

Australian travel conglomerate Flight Centre reported "record" results for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, including record earnings before interest and tax in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Greater China. Its U.S. corporate travel business in particular has been expanding rapidly and is set for additional growth. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted February 26, 2013

Flight Centre: U.S. Corporate Travel Is 'Major Growth Opportunity'

With "accelerating corporate travel growth" as a top company priority, the corporate travel operation of Australia's Flight Centre in the United States is expanding organically to 15 cities. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted August 28, 2012

Flight Centre Posts Record Profits On Corporate Travel Strength

The 2011-12 fiscal year for Australia's Flight Centre Limited was the strongest in its history. The travel conglomerate reported record global sales and profits, which "comfortably surpassed 2010-11 records," and record performance in six of its 10 operating countries, including the United States. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted February 21, 2012

Flight Centre Posts Record Profits, Reports Strong U.S. Corporate Travel Growth

Australian travel conglomerate Flight Centre reported strong growth for the six months ending Dec. 31, 2011, "with profit in nine of FLT's 10 regions, with strongest growth from Australia, the United Kingdom and Dubai, plus the Canada and U.S. corporate travel businesses," according to managing director Graham Turner. Read More »
Posted August 23, 2011 - New York City

Flight Centre 'Fast-Tracking' Corporate Travel Growth

Australia's Flight Centre Limited for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, reported its Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted February 22, 2011

Flight Centre Posts Record First-Half Profit, Cites Corporate Travel Strength

Australian travel conglomerate Flight Centre this week announced its highest-ever profit for a first half of its fiscal year, supported by improved results Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
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