Flight Centre celebrated the company’s commitment to the Independent Contractor Community by hosting over 50 Associates, from April 7 to 9 at the Hilton Toronto, the largest domestic gathering of Independents the company had ever hosted.
Agents learned about opportunities to grow their business through taking on sub-contractors as well as how to work more closely with Flight Centre’s strong corporate brands to grow their corporate portfolios. The session launching Flight Centre’s Group Centre and Cruise Centre was one of the highlights of the weekend, offering full support to agents for both types of travel, from enquiry through to close.
Flight Centre Associates celebrate their ninth birthday this month as a brand within the larger Flight Centre Leisure Brand and the Beatles influenced “Come Together” theme of the weekend was about more than bringing people together from across the country: the theme provided an opportunity to announce new Flight Centre initiatives designed to provide even more support and inclusion for the Independent brand.
“Flexibility around branding remains one of our biggest features,” said Flight Centre Associates Brand Leader Lee Zanello. “Agents are, and always have been, free to keep their own name and their own branding if they choose. What we are doing moving forward is giving them even more Flight Centre infrastructure to lean on to support their business.”
Flight Centre has three distinct Independent offerings working with individual Independent contractors, small agencies who appreciate the backend support and earning potential offered by a Global brand, and partners who have unique and specific requirements from a host agency. Part of the larger Flight Centre Leisure business, the Associates brand affords Independent Contractors access to the same support and infrastructure that supports Flight Centre’s over 150 shops nationwide.