PRESSRELEASE SEPTEMBER 17 | 2018
MYCAB is delighted to announce the launch of a new EMEA wide transfers offering and partnership with Flight Centre Travel Group and Amadeus. Starting in the UK with FCM Travel and Corporate Traveller – consultants are able to seamlessly book ground transfers via Amadeus. Traveller details and dates are automatically extracted from an existing flight booking and search fields are pre-populated in the Amadeus booking tool. The booking is fully integrated into the PNR, which allows for simplified trip servicing and easy access to a transfer booking when needed.
The integrated MYCAB and Amadeus’ solution is also fully enabled with FCM and Corporate Traveller’s powerful new SEEQA online booking tool. This means that for the first time travellers and bookers can arrange point-to-point transfers and chauffeur services at over 300 airports and cities in 75 countries using an online booking tool. Launched earlier this year, SEEQA is a bespoke solution built on of the Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense tool that allows Flight Centre Travel Group to add proprietary functionality and content.
The MYCAB offering includes real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pick-up times based on flight arrival times. All vehicles are properly licensed, registered and insured and travellers are greeted personally by smartly dressed chauffeurs on arrival. Driver and passenger can make contact via SMS prior to pick up and in transit to ensure a seamless traveller experience and support employers’ duty of care obligations. Additional dedicated phone and email support is also available to passengers and bookers.
Steve Norris, Corporate Managing Director, Flight Centre Travel Group commented: “The launch of this transfers solution will revolutionise the way we book and manage ground transport services for our corporate clients giving them a much more efficient experience. It’s also a milestone moment for us to be able to give our corporate clients the option to book global transfers quickly and easily online for the first time via SEEQA. We are delighted to partner with MYCAB as our first preferred supplier within Amadeus transfer booking tool. MYCAB offers a complete solution for our corporate business as its comprehensive functionality can be customised to the different needs of our clients.”
Nigel Clarke, CEO MYCAB International added: “It’s a delight to be working with Flight Centre’s corporate businesses as this is a great fit to the MYCAB model and capabilities in offering a world-class and seamless experience for travellers, organisations and travel management companies. MYCAB is unique in providing a global transfers offering with full accountability from booking to fulfilment, payment, billing and administration, while also being rapid to deploy and customise through Amadeus technology”.
Peter Altmann, Head of Mobility at Amadeus said, “Transfers represents a major opportunity for TMC’s and travel sellers. The fact that Flight Centre has chosen Amadeus solutions, confirms our aligned vision on how to book transportation in the future. This combined with MYCAB, who is part of our partner portfolio, means business travellers served by FCM Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller will enjoy a seamless trip experience when booking the most relevant point-to-point transfer option together with all other trip components.”
James Raffo | CMO MYCAB
ABOUT FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP
After starting with one leisure travel shop in the early 1980s, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has enjoyed remarkable growth to become one of the world’s largest travel groups with an annual turnover of AUD 20 billion. Headquartered in Brisbane FCGT operates some 40 brands globally, has 2800 businesses and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. Flight Centre has company-owned operations in 23 countries and a corporate travel management network, including business travel brands FCM Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller, that spans more than 90 countries. FCTG was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1995 (ASX: FLT).
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).The Amadeus group employs around 15,000 people worldwide and does business in more than 190 countries. The company has central sites in Spain (corporate headquarters), France (development) and Germany (operations), and offices in 70 countries around the world. The group operates a transaction-based business model. Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol “AMS.MC” and is a component of the IBEX 35 index. To find out more about Amadeus visit www.amadeus.com