New Emerging Leader Program helps FCTG employees step up into senior positions!

Emerging leader blog

Developed to ensure that the talent in the Senior Leadership Teams is passed on to the next generation of Flight Centre Staff, the very first Emerging Leader program received a massive response from aspiring Leaders within the Flight Centre Travel Group.

Implemented by Carole Cooper the Executive General Manager at Peopleworks and Mel Armstrong Peopleworks Leader – Business Services (Finance, Marketing, Property & Procurement), this unique program attracted 480 applications and 80 participants in the program that is held over a 12 month period.


Travel Money OZ leadership expo

Become Part of a Bigger Picture with Travel Money Oz

On the forefront of innovations in the Australian Currency Services industry, Travel Money Oz is dedicated to giving both their customers and their employees’ outstanding experiences is their 77 stores across Australia.

Born out of an acquisition in 2006, and known then as Nationwide Currency Services, Travel Money Oz (TMOZ) has grown from nine stores across Australia to 77 stores in just eight short years. With growth profits increasing by over 30% in the last year and a further five stores planned to open before the end of this financial year, TMOZ is set to grow their number of employees from 195 to a whopping 245 in the coming year across their standalone stores, implant stores and kiosks.


Flight Centre Active Travel: Affordable, realistic and rewarding.

Shannon Stacey TDF 2013Often seen side-by-side with customers cheering “you can do this, keep going!” the team at Flight Centre Active Travel are all for the explorers, the participators, the fitness junkies and the give-it-a-goers. The brain child of Flight Centre Travel Group veterans Shannon Stacey and Tod Horton, Active Travel was developed to serve people who wish to partake in mass participation events, from charity groups and athletes, to individuals and families. Read More >>

Travel Associates: Leading the way in premium travel experiences

PrintEver wondered where Flight Centre’s best of the best end up? What is the holy grail for those high-achieving consultants to make a career out of making the travel dreams of their customers come true?

Well, look no further than Travel Associates, the premium brand within Flight Centre Travel Group. Travel Associates caters to a market of discerning travellers looking for unique experiences and wishing to add a little luxury to their adventures. Specialising in tailor-made dream itineraries and experimental travel for those seeking unique holidays with a difference; Travel Associates’ customers call for the most experienced and knowledgeable consultants.


Flight Centre supports the Youngcare Budgie Bolt in Sydney and Brisbane

BoltCongratulations to the Flight Centre Budgie Bolt team for winning the coveted Gold Budgies as the highest fundraising team for the second year running. Raising $15,498 to help Youncare’s At Home Care Grants program which provides necessary equipment to keep young Aussies with high care needs at home in the care of their loved ones instead of aged care facilities.  Read More >>

Flight Centre’s Growing Bike Empire

183584_largeThink of Flight Centre and it’s like your mind will conjure images of the airplanes, palm-lined beaches and maybe even the Captain – but bikes, no way.

With some declaring cycling ‘the new golf’, and MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra) taking over bike lanes all over the country, Australia’s obsession with everything on two wheels hasn’t escaped the attention of Flight Centre’s executive team, and we’ve got the joint ventures to prove it.

Flight Centre is in business with 99 Bikes, Australia’s leading bike and cycling accessories retailer. We also have a partnership with Advance Traders, one of the largest bike distributors operating in the market.

Five minutes with Skroo…. Nick Lucock, Executive General Manager – Flight Centre Global Product

2014-02-20 15-58-44_Nick Lucock flight centre - Google SearchRead on to get the low-down from my senior leaders about what makes Flight Centre tick.

How long have you been with Flight Centre?
11 years

Could you tell me about your Flight Centre journey? How did you come to work for the company and how did you progress through the ranks?
My background has always been in the travel and hospitality sectors, with sales and marketing roles within inbound tourism, for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast and the Hilton Hotel Group in Sydney. After 6 years with Hilton, I moved over to Flight Centre as a Product Manager when they acquired, later becoming the Team Leader then the Business LeaderIn 2007, Flight Centre purchased the Travel Spirit Group and we formed Flight Centre Global Product (FCGP), which became Flight Centre’s global procurement and contracting business. I was the Area Leader for product before moving into the Nation Leader role. I was then given the opportunity to live and work in the US for two years as EGM of Flight Centre Global Product, and have now been back in Australia for the past two years

Five minutes with Skroo…. Tom Walley, Executive General Manager – Flight Centre Australia

tomRead on to get the low-down from my senior leaders about what makes Flight Centre tick.

How long have you been with Flight Centre?
12 years

Could you tell me about your Flight Centre journey? How did you come to work for the company and how did you progress through the ranks?
I started my career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers after completing a Commerce degree in my home state, Western Australia. I stuck with that role for two years, despite it being the most boring job I’ve ever had. The social aspect was great – I spent every dollar that was left after paying my rent at the bar, but I just didn’t want to be an accountant. When I was halfway through my professional qualification I decided to go travelling overseas.