Ready To Go The Distance!

Ready to go the distance!

International travel is back – and Australians mean business

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If only we could have bottled the joy and excitement at Sydney International Airport on Monday, 21 February. Borders were finally open, and 56 international flights were scheduled to touch down from the UK, the US, Canada, Japan and beyond – after one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world.


As borders open (with Western Australia joining the party today, 3 March) and restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers are relaxed, so customer confidence grows. In leaps and bounds.


Business travel is seeing impressive recovery, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria, with the US, UK and UAE topping the list of FCBT’s most popular international destinations. In short, Australian SMEs are ready and raring to go.


And yet, with ever changing world events and differing responses to COVID-19 there is still a lot to navigate when it comes to international travel.


This is where FCBT’s dedicated Travel Managers come in.


Experts in both the unique needs of SMEs AND the international travel landscape, they can get you back on the road with confidence. Trust FCBT with the latest travel advice; up-to-the minute information on COVID restrictions and regulations worldwide; the best routes, fares and deals; as well as visas and travel insurance (an absolute non-negotiable these days!).

Feel like you could do with an extra pair of hands booking your next international business travel? Our Ready to Travel Resource Hub has all the tools, advice and travel intel you’ll need for a stress-free return to travelling.

Is a long-haul flight finally on the cards? Make sure you:  

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1. Book the trip through your FCBT Travel Manager as early as possible to secure the best prices and get personal advice on any pre-trip requirements.

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2. Visit FCBT’s Ready to Travel Resource Hub, which puts current global travel information at your fingertips, including country-specific entry requirements such as border status; COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements; quarantine rules; and visa requirements of destinations around the world.

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3. Find your passport (especially if it’s been hidden in a very safe place), check that your passport is up to date – and that you have the requisite number of blank pages. Don’t stress, we can check your destination’s passport requirements to ensure that you meet them.

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4. Make sure you have all the PPE you need for your flight and arrival. Extra masks and travel-friendly bottles of sanitiser will never go amiss!

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5. Familiarise yourself with your company’s travel policy; update your traveller profile, including your contact details, passport number and travel preferences (window or aisle?); and make sure you save any emergency or support numbers (such as your FCBT Travel Manager and FCBT’s after-hours number) … just in case.  


Travel with the pros! It’s an exciting time. And with our personal, one-point-of-contact service and unbeatable industry knowledge you can’t go wrong. Local or long-haul, we’ll make sure your trip is enjoyable, successful and stress free. Every time.


If you’re not a FCBT client call 1300 797 826 to speak to our team today. 

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