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Travel Agents

Flight Centre buys into hotels, DMCs to nab “larger share of travel wallet”

by Hannah Edensor

Flight Centre dips into the hotel and DMC market as it prepares for world domination. Although we can’t quite imagine Skroo in a lair with a hairless cat.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre cuts jobs, streamlines APAC operation

by Hannah Edensor

Flight Centre has made a number of roles redundant, as it updates its financial year guidance to the $325 million mark.

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Travel Agents

Skroo spills on the future of Flight Centre

by Tara Harrison

Flight Centre’s head honcho talks exclusively to Travel Weekly. Well, maybe ‘exclusively’s’ a lie. But he did talk to us.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre releases first-ever ‘Turner Report’

by Tara Harrison

Flight Centre reveals its inaugural Turner Report with a look at the habits of Aussie travellers. We tried to create a report on our own habits, but our colleagues decided it was too much information.

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Aviation

“Airfares are still extremely affordable”: Skroo

Flight Centre’s Skroo Turner says airfares are very competitive, although we’re not suggesting they’re competing in an arm wrestle or anything.

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Travel Agents

“Travel agents are limited”: Webjet MD

by Hannah Edensor

Let the one without sin cast the first stone, we say. Although we’re not suggesting anyone actually throw any stones. That’s a bit much.

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Business

News

Flight Centre to establish global DMC network

Flight Centre’s growth never ceases to amaze us. Well, actually, it does after a while. The business is pretty successful so this is hardly a surprise.

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Travel Agents

Skroo disappointed in Flight Centre slump

by Hannah Edensor

Flight Centre offices forced to cut back on excessive pen ordering and swap Arnotts for Homebrand after these unfortunate results.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre verdict spurs agency agreements review

by Daisy Melwani

A South Australian-based law firm has urged businesses to review its agency agreements following December’s court ruling against Flight Centre, saying it leaves practices “up in the air”.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre’s Skroo at odds with ACCC over court verdict

by Daisy Melwani

Flight Centre has taken the High Court’s decision on the chin, but claims the ACCC’s willingness to pursue this case “without discussion or negotiation” is at odds with its recent approach to OTAs.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre cements online focus

by Daisy Melwani

Flight Centre appoints 34 year old into newly created global role of chief digital officer, bolstering the group’s ‘blended travel strategy’ which is expected to generate $1 Billion in TTV in FY17.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre buys travel agency

by Daisy Melwani / AAP

A Dutch agency gets Skroo’d in a new deal marking Flight Centre’s first expansion onto the continent.

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