Flight Centre Travel Group invests in TPConnects to boost customer access to air content

Travel Daily Media | March 16, 2020

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has strengthened its technology roadmap and air content offering to customers by securing an initial investment in TPConnects Technologies. The Dubai-based travel technology company is a leading provider of travel technology solutions focusing on New Distribution Capability (NDC) and ‘One Order’ initiatives from International Air Transport Association (IATA). In Asia, this strategic investment is of particular significance to FCM Travel Solutions, a subsidiary of FCTG and the group’s corporate travel specialist division, as it supports the leading travel management company’s objective of sourcing and offering customers the widest choice of airline and travel content globally.

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The increase in business travel spending has also been driving the market. The US leads the business travel spending market with over $290 billion and this figure is expected to rise during the forecast period. In the APAC region, China leads the market and the report predicts that by the end of 2015, it would dominate the global business travel spending market.

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The increase in business travel spending has also been driving the market. The US leads the business travel spending market with over $290 billion and this figure is expected to rise during the forecast period. In the APAC region, China leads the market and the report predicts that by the end of 2015, it would dominate the global business travel spending market.

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