FCM Travel Solutions has expanded in north Africa after signing up a new partner in Algeria.

The Flight Centre-owned TMC has teamed up with XL Travel, which is based in the capital Algiers, to offer business travel, expense management and MICE services.

FCM has been on a drive to widen its presence in the Middle East and north Africa and has added seven countries to its portfolio of locations during the last two years.

Algeria is seen as a growing market for TMCs because of its oil and gas industries.

Ciaran Kelly (pictured), general manager of FCM’s Middle East and Africa network, said: “There has also been increased investment in the country from industries such as the hotel sector where several global hotel chains now have a strong presence in the region.

“The Algerian government is focusing on industry diversification to ensure there is also growth and development in other key sectors. We expect this will drive further domestic and international investment with the flow-on effects being an increase in demand for corporate travel services.”

XL Travel will be renamed as FCM Algeria and the partnership takes the TMC’s global presence up to 84 countries.

 

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