Flight Centre Travel Group’s global procurement network has appointed Yon Abad to the role of vice president, corporate supplier relationships and distribution platforms.
Backed by the global travel company, Flight Centre Travel Group, the new brand positioning will be completed in the back end of the current year, showcasing at World Travel Market in London in November.
In a first for Flight Centre, the company has unveiled an exciting new brand positioning, titled “All travel, No worries”. Announced at its summer conference in July, the campaign reflects Flight Centre’s ethos as a tailor-made holiday company.
The specialist travel management company for corporates with an annual business travel spend of £50,000-£2 million already manages business travel for around 300 media, fashion and sports clients across the UK.
John Morhous has been named chief experience officer at Flight Centre Travel Group. In the newly established role he will be responsible for ongoing client-facing innovation and digital mobile platforms, the development of additional tools and technology, and thought leadership, across all of FCTG’s corporate brands globally.
Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group have announced that the tech giant will be providing distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA and Asia. As one of Flight Centre’s partners of choice, Amadeus will be working hand-in-hand with Flight Centre to transform its IT and operations through innovative solutions and support expansion in these regions.
Flight Centre Business Travel has appointed Jo Rothwell as UK marketing manager. She moves to the UK from Flight Centre in New Zealand where she was head of corporate marketing responsible for FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, Stage & Screen, and cievents.
Flight Centre Travel Group has announced an impressive acquisition trail of six travel businesses around the globe in under six weeks. The acquisitions strengthen Flight Centre’s corporate and leisure presence significantly in markets such as Canada and New Zealand; as well as the fast-growing mobile agency sector in Australia.
Flight Centre Travel Group has further strengthened its corporate travel footprint in Europe. The Australian-headquartered company, which recently acquired corporate businesses in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden, today announced an agreement to invest in a 25 per cent share of business travel and technology agency, 3mundi, which has operations in France, Switzerland and Spain.
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.