FCM Meetings & Events Launches Global Venue Finder Platform

Flight Centre Travel Group’s FCM Meetings & Events (FCM M&E) has launched a new technology delivering a booking solution for meetings and group hotel lodging within the MICE industry.

The new FCM Venue Finder, powered by Hubli, includes over 200,000 spaces around the world, offering online booking, as well as sustainability solutions with contracting and cost controls. It follows the recent announcement detailing the global expansion of the M&E business that saw Simone Seiler moving into the role of global general manager to oversee lofty ambitions for an industry sector set to boom in 2024.

Events, event travel and meetings are leading the business travel bounce-back globally, with recent research showing that the MICE market size, in terms of revenue, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6 percent from 2022 to 2030 to reach $1.5 trillion by 2030, according to FCM M&E.

“It’s clear the demand for in-person connection continues to increase, with recent data showing conferences and events being one of the top two reasons for travel among both SME owners and decision-makers," said Seiler, who added the "engagement we’re seeing is very encouraging. We’re experiencing and anticipating a steady annual growth rate of demand at 12 percent year-on-year for in-person meetings, which means we have some exciting opportunities coming our way.”

Seiler said the new FCM Venue Finder platform was user-friendly and delivered seamless venue sourcing, event management bookings, innovative sustainability solutions and cost control to simplify the dynamic MICE world.

“This easy-to-navigate platform gives people fast, real-time access to venue availability and bookings and allows you to select from a global inventory of over 200,000 spaces, including both hotels and unique venues,” said Seiler. “From funky cutting-edge venues to corporate conferences centers, you can cut straight to the chase with detailed images and specifications. We believe that this is a game-changer for how we deliver our content to people who want to save valuable time and money.”

Wembley Stadium, the London Canal Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, the Skydeck at Chicago’s Willis Tower, and the Colonnades at the Signet Library in Edinburgh are some of the many venues that will be available for booking.

For more information, visit www.fcmtravel.com.

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