Caleb van Schmal welcomed to FCTG Independent as Belle Goldie makes return

Caleb van Schmal welcomed to FCTG Independent as Belle Goldie makes return
Edited by Travel Weekly


    FCTG Independent has announced the expansion of its esteemed network with the addition of Caleb van Schmal, formerly of Flight Centre, and the welcomed return of Belle Goldie.

    This strategic inclusion of new and returning talent underscores FCTG Independent’s ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse and dynamic community of the travel industry’s finest professionals.

    Caleb van Schmal, celebrated for his innovative approach to travel planning and dedication to customer satisfaction, transitions from Flight Centre to FCTG Independent, bringing with him a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives.

    “Ready for a change from the traditional retail environment, FCTG Independent has given me the flexibility to carve out my own path, allowing me to operate on my own terms,” van Schmal, said.

    “This platform respects my knowledge and trusts my expertise, granting me the freedom to sell what I want, in the way that I deem best.

    “With comprehensive support and an extensive product range at my disposal, my primary focus is, and always will be, on creating unparalleled client experiences. It’s refreshing to not just fit into a pre-existing model but to create my own status quo within the supportive framework of FCTG Independent.”

    Belle Goldie, owner of The Cruise and Travel Store, makes her much-anticipated return to FCTG Independent.

    After exploring opportunities outside the network, Goldie’s decision to return is a testament to the unique value and supportive environment that FCTG Independent offers its members.

    “Coming back to FCTG Independent feels like returning home,” Goldie, said.

    “The unmatched support, community, and technological resources here provide the perfect foundation for delivering exceptional service to our clients.

    I am thrilled to be back, along with my incredible team, who are eager to embark on this next chapter of my career with FCTG Independent.”

    “FCTG Independent continues to lead the way in the travel industry, offering an empowering platform for
    travel agents and agencies.

    “By nurturing a culture of support, innovation, and collaboration, FCTG Independent ensures its members have the tools and community needed to thrive in a competitive landscape.”

    Nick Queale, the general manager of FTCG Independent Australia welcomed the new appointments.

    “The addition of Caleb and the return of Belle to our network are significant milestones for FCTG
    Independent,” Queale, said.

    “Their diverse experiences and shared commitment to excellence are extremely welcomed.

    “We are excited to support them and are looking forward to what the future brings.”

    Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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