Flight Centre Travel Group has announced plans to expand its business travel foothold in Germany, following the acquisition of Opodo Corporate from eDreams. Opodo Corporate will operate as FCTG Corporate until the end of this year and transition to Flight Centre’s travel management brand, FCM, from January 2018.
Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Leanne Broutta as its new destination owner for Australia and New Zealand. Broutta joins Flight Centre from Trailfinders, where she was responsible for managing the company’s Australasia product.
Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Pete Stephens as corporate chief technology officer for the Europe and Africa regions. Stephens works across all brands that service Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate customers, including FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel, Stage & Screen and cievents.
Air New Zealand and Flight Centre Travel Group have signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement which aims to create mutual opportunities for both parties to grow their global revenue position across New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. The three year agreement was signed last night in Brisbane by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and Flight Centre Travel Group chief Graham Turner.
Stage and Screen Travel Services – an expanding niche brand within the worldwide Flight Centre Travel Group – has launched in the UK giving entertainment and sports industries access to specialised and global travel management services. The UK debut of Stage and Screen, which was established in 1995 and operates in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada, will take the brand’s reach to a global level and enable it to provide a worldwide travel solution to local clients in creative industries, music, television and film production, fashion, touring and sports.
Flight Centre has hosted an exclusive ‘Suitcase Party’ last night at the Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard. Organised in partnership with Destination New South Wales and Qantas, the invite-only event welcomed 100 VIP guests and loyal customers enjoy an evening of glamour complete with a Champagne reception and stunning views of the London skyline.
Caroline Massey talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted at the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa on 1st October 2013.
Bond 007 fans can make it their mission to travel like the illustrious James Bond on an incredible holiday, which takes them on first class flights arriving in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Istanbul, Edinburgh and London.
Global leisure travel specialist Flight Centre has opened its first local retail shop, in Hong Kong. Located at 49 Caine Road in Central, the new retail facility will be a Flight Centre superstore that combines two teams of expert leisure travel consultants.
Tourism Australia has partnered with Flight Centre in the UK to launch an integrated campaign that aims to encourage agents to sell Australia and motivate consumers to choose the country as their next holiday destination. The ‘Discover Your Australia’ campaign will promote competitive lead-in airfares and will target affluent travellers aged 50 to 69 across print, online, in-store and direct to consumer marketing.
Travelport-operated Flight Centre has begun updating the desktop tools available to travel consultants through its Universal Desktop, following successful pilot programs in key markets around the world. A broader rollout will include Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, then extending to the remainder of the global Flight Centre network.
Profits at Flight Centre, Australia’s largest travel agency, have doubled following a surge in demand from customers in its core domestic business. Rising prices have also generated a positive outlook for 2010.