Tuesday, 24 May 2022 04:43

Flight Centre turns 40

Travel has bounced back quicker than expected in New Zealand, says Flight Centre Travel Group’s New Zealand managing director, David Coombes, with the company already trading at over 60% of what they were selling pre-Covid, but with only 25% of the staff. 

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• Well established brand within a global company with job security
• Workplace flexibility
• Reward and recognition celebrations
• Workplace support: wellness, person finance and more
• Unlimited earning potential
• Career development opportunities
• Brighter futures committees
• Discounted travel and educationals

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• Ex-Flighties that are keen to come back and sell travel again
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• Have industry experience
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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 14:15

Biz travel toolkit released

Corporate Traveller New Zealand reports it is already seeing a positive trajectory for 2022, with international booking volumes doubling within weeks of the government’s decision to scrap self-isolation for returning citizens.

The quick re-bound indicates a strong desire for in-person meetings and gatherings for successful business development, customer retention and networking.

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Flight Centre New Zealand reports that recruitment is remains very much the focus for the company at the moment as enquiries increase almost weekly.

‘It has been a wonderful month in New Zealand as we open up the world to those who want to explore again, and our consultants are busy booking trips all around the globe,’ says  Heidi Walker, general manager of leisure brands.

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Flight Centre New Zealand has  seen renewed interest in its independents models since the New Zealand government’s latest border announcements,.

‘Almost all of this is from experienced industry staff exploring what potential options are now available,’ says Jason Buckley, GM independent models with the group.

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Thursday, 03 February 2022 15:29

Self isolation still major sticking point

The Board of Airline Representatives (BARNZ) says self-isolation requirements need to go as soon as possible, or some airlines will cut New Zealand from their routes for a third summer in a row.

‘The airlines have told me they want to fly here, but they need to know New Zealand is open to business. Leisure and business travellers will not come if they have to self-isolate for days – it’s a market killer,’ says Justin Tighe-Umbers, executive director of BARNZ.

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 02:31

Flighties Forever site for alumni

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), has launched a new website that puts departed alumni front in line for roles when travel opens up again.    

Having lost many of its people during the Covid-19 pandemic through stand down and redundancy, the travel retailer is determined to stay connected to those reluctantly let go.   

The new website, Flighties Forever, will help the company continue to do that - allowing its people (past and present) to mark their place in the company’s history books, plus receive job alerts, access to company news and professional development tips.   

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 20:02

Hoteliers adapt policies for corporates

Corporate travel managers should be encouraged to reach out during the RFP (request for proposal) process and ask for dual rates and other flexibility in pricing, says Quest’s general manager sales Anthea Dimitrakopoulos.

Speaking at Flight Centre’s digital Illuminate event late last week, Dimitrakopoulos says corporates are understandably unable to guarantee room nights like they traditionally could in the past.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 04:00

New Zealand open by Christmas?

Flight Centre managing director Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner admits he may be a ‘bit optimistic’ but predicted yesterday that New Zealand would open its borders to certain places before Christmas.

Speaking during Flight Centre Corporate’s Illuminate virtual event yesterday, Turner noted that Covid was in the community on this side of the Tasman.

‘So there is no reason they can’t open up to fully vaccinated people. Vaccination is the key, perhaps with 72 hour testing as well.’

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Friday, 27 August 2021 03:31

Big support for vaccine passports

More than 80% of people support both domestic and international vaccine passports to open a return more rapidly to business travel, according to polling results released out of Australia by the corporate arms of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCM, Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel, and Stage and Screen).

Over 1700 people across the LinkedIn channels of the four brands responded, with 80.75% in favour of a domestic and international vaccine passport, and less than 9% not in support of any passport initiative.

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