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AirPlus Strengthens US Corporate Travel Presence

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Corporate travel payments company AirPlus International is strengthening its presence in the U.S. with a new partnership.

The company announced Tuesday (March 21) that it will be collaborating with FCM Travel Solutions, an existing partner, to integrate their corporate travel booking and payment services with one another in the U.S. market. FCM Travel Solutions will link corporate clients to AirPlus payment services, while their integration will also enable businesses to gain a streamlined view of travel expenses.

“We are excited to be deepening our partnership with FCM Travel Solutions in the U.S.,” said AirPlus President and CEO Yael Klein in a statement. “The complement of AirPlus products offered with the award-winning service of [FCM Travel Solutions] will result in best-in-class, cost-effective and efficient corporate travel programs.”

The integration will provide business clients with a single invoice automatically generated following a transaction. The partnership will also mean businesses can gain access to credit, the businesses said, adding that integrated payment solutions into a corporate travel and expense management platform means more efficient spending, greater data accuracy and enhanced security.

“We are always looking for tools and systems that bring efficiency and the best possible technological solutions to the table for our corporate travelers,” said FCM Travel Solutions President Billy McDonough in another statement. “AirPlus’ global reach coupled with its proven track record in reducing costs for thousands of clients created a natural synergy that will certainly be beneficial to all of FCM’s customers.”

The expanded partnership follows AirPlus’ announcement earlier this year that it acquired a corporate card company in Belgium, BCC Corporate, as it looks to expand its virtual and mobile corporate payment solutions across Europe.

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