FCM Meetings & Events launches global venue finder

FCM Meetings & events, a key division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has launched a brand-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 more than 200,000 spaces around the world with fast and easy 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 industry expert Simone Seiler moving into the role of global general manager to oversee lofty ambitions for an industry sector that is set to boom in 2024.

“We believe the meetings, events, conferences, and event travel markets are ripe for disruption worldwide – this is an important step in ensuring we have best-in-class technology to deliver for a flourishing sector of the travel market,” Seiler said. “We’re experiencing and anticipating a steady annual growth rate of demand at 12 per cent year on year for in-person meetings, which means we have some exciting opportunities coming our way.”

A user-friendly experience

Seiler said the new FCM Venue Finder platform was a user-friendly and effortlessly 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 more than 200,000 spaces, including both hotels and unique venues,” she said.

With a range of options from cutting-edge venues to corporate conference centres across Canada and worldwide, the new platform allows users to directly access detailed images and specifications, simplifying the decision-making process. This innovation is a game-changer in content delivery for those who aim to save valuable time and money.

“We are excited to partner with FCM M&E to transition from manual to online meeting and group bookings, and are eager to assist their clients bring people together to meet in-person in the most cost-effective and sustainable way possible,” said Hubli founder, Ciarán Delaney.