Flight Centre Launches New Brand within Corporate Travel Portfolio Campus Travel USA Debuts July 2015 to Serve Academic Community
Company Will Offer Extensive Suite of Customized Travel Management Solutions to Meet the Unique Needs of Universities & Colleges Throughout the USA
FC USA is launching a new brand, Campus Travel USA, to serve the travel needs of the higher-learning academic community. FC USA’s newest business, which will make its official debut in July 2015, offers complete travel management and cost-containment solutions for the academic community across the country’s 2,800-plus universities and colleges. Campus Travel USA joins sister brands under the FC USA corporate umbrella including FCm Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, Stage and Screen Travel Services, cievents and Travel Associates.
At the helm of Campus Travel USA is General Manager, Cameron McLeod, who was involved in the genesis of this brand in Australia within Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), the parent company of FC USA. In Australia, where Campus Travel has enjoyed a decade of success, the brand manages the travel requirements of nearly two-thirds of all the major universities. McLeod, who was most recently the Director of Multinational Sales & Development for FCm Travel Solutions & Corporate Traveler, has been with FCTG for over 12 years; the first half of his tenure was at the FCTG global headquarters before relocating to the USA in 2008. He brings to Campus Travel an impressive international track record, strategic leadership and a list of accolades, including being twice ranked as the number-one salesperson globally for FCm.
Campus Travel provides an expertise and understanding of the unique needs of academia travelers and management. Higher-education institutions, research/grant faculties and collegiate sports will benefit from the brand’s focus on delivering smarter value, with competitive rates on air, hotels, car and ancillary services utilizing the company’s supplier relationships, reach and buying strength. Faculty, staff and students have peace of mind knowing that Campus Travel USA offers a full suite of expert advice, boutique service, 24/7/365 global support, savings initiatives, technology, policy compliance and reporting.
“Given the success of Campus Travel in Australia, coupled with the fact that we have handled a number of prestigious universities in the USA within FCm, we feel there is a tremendous need for a specialized brand that understands the unique requirements of travel for the academic community,” said John Beauvais, president of FC USA’s corporate travel brands. “Cameron’s exemplary performance, both on the brand development and sales sides, makes him an ideal fit to lead Campus Travel USA.”
The headquarters for Campus Travel USA will be in Chicago, IL, with additional operations in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Texas upon launching. Campus Travel is expected to experience the same strong growth as historically demonstrated by FC USA’s other corporate brands.
About FC USA: FC USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia, includes nine brands spanning retail, wholesale and corporate travel. Its brands include Liberty Travel, GOGO Vacations, Worldwide Traveler, FCm Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, cievents, Stage and Screen Travel Services, Travel Associates and DiscountCruises.com. FC USA has its headquarters in Ramsey, NJ, in addition to businesses operating across the country in 24 states and Washington, D.C.
About FCm Travel Solutions
FCm Travel Solutions is one of the world's leading corporate travel and expense management consultancies. The brand has been recognized as the World's Leading Travel Management Company for the fourth consecutive year (September 2014). It creates strategic business travel programs for all types of companies across all sectors. FCm Travel Solutions blends global presence with local, flexible and personal service, and provides end-to-end corporate travel and expense management solutions. With a regionally focused international network of travel partners spanning over 90 countries, FCm Travel Solutions helps minimize the costs of business travel. Better travel ideas. Greater savings. www.fcm.travel
About Corporate Traveler
Corporate Traveler offers a unique combination of expert advice, local personal service and global negotiating strength to maximize your travel cost savings. Our travel experts are highly experienced and have exceptional product knowledge to deliver airfare and accommodation options that will have an immediate and positive impact on your bottom-line. Our flexible business model is shaped to match the distinctive needs of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), enabling us to better understand your travel requirements, offer tailored solutions and build long-term partnerships. You don't need to be a multi-national company to get the lowest possible travel rates – you just need to bring an expert on board.
About Stage and Screen Travel Services
Stage and Screen Travel Services provides travel logistics to the world’s film/TV, performing arts, sports, music and entertainment industries. At Stage and Screen Travel Services, our people are the movers and shakers behind entertainment and sports travel. Most of our team members have previously worked or studied in the film, TV, music, sport or other areas of entertainment. Our leaders are among the most experienced in the industry. For well over a decade, Stage and Screen has been the largest Australian-owned travel company to specialize purely in entertainment travel and sports travel. Today, we have offices throughout Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US.
Our clients come to us with their business challenges. As a full service creative agency we make it our job to solve those challenges with event engagement experiences that motivate and inspire your audience through events, loyalty programs and creative content. When we say we move people, we’re not only talking about our logistics team who transport delegates around the world and back again. We are engagement strategists looking to partner with you to create bespoke solutions for your marketing, events and communication needs. It’s what we call adding magic and it’s at the core of everything we do. We have offices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the UK and the US.
Media Contact: Carla Caccavale, Carla Caccavale PR, on behalf of Campus Travel USA & FC USA, CarlaCaccavalePR@gmail.com or 914-673-0729