News

Flight Centre to Recruit Future Staff in June

Flight Centre to Recruit Future Staff in June

Global retail travel agency group Flight Centre will open its first branch in Ireland at 2 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, in the first week of August and General Manager Ireland John Appleby told Irish Travel Trade News that 25-30 staff will be employed in the first year, following a recruitment drive in mid-to-late June.

Australia-based Flight Centre Travel Group expects to surpass its annual sales record by $1.4 billion during 2015/16. The company announced today that total transaction value for the year to 30th June 2016 is expected to exceed $19 billion globally (FY15: $17.6 billion), despite subdued trading conditions in some markets.

“Flight Centre Travel Group has nearly 3,000 stores globally, including some 80 in Britain, and 35 brands, including FCm Travel Solutions for corporate travel,” said John Appleby. “Global turnover is around AUS$19 billion and in the UK £1 billion, so we have strong buying power.

“We have a ‘global reach / local touch’ business model focused on customer service and will be aiming primarily at the long-haul holiday business out of Ireland and secondly at providing great value air fares.

“We will hold an open day for potential staff, who will include some part-time workers, but not home workers – although the group does utilize home workers in Australia under the Escapes brand. Leading up to our August opening in Dublin there will be a big promotion drive.”

ITTN expects Flight Centre to open a number of branches in Ireland over the next two to three years, with Cork probably the location of the second branch.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Amadeus Prepares for Take-Off with Live Travel Space

Ian BloomfieldMay 21, 2019

Air Canada to Purchase Air Transat

Michael FloodMay 21, 2019

Royal Caribbean Unveils Unprecedented Entertainment Lineup on Spectrum

Neil SteedmanMay 21, 2019

Cork Airport Hotel Selects Breakthrough Cancer Research as Charity Partner

Michael FloodMay 21, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Gets Fifth Freedom Rights for Dublin-Madrid

Michael FloodMay 21, 2019

Hotel Hendricks to Open in New York City

Michael FloodMay 21, 2019

ITTN Highlights Malta, New Destinations and Cruising in May Issue

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 16th May 2019

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Iconic Red Routemaster Bus to Feature at WTM London 2019

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland