Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017
Now, Flight Centre is increasing its wings in Asia as an on-the-ground travel operator and is trying to buy business opportunities into inbound tour businesses in this continent. Selling holidays to customers who are willing to travel with different operators in their preferred countries is what the agents mainly do. Flight Centre is all set to expand its role as a key inbound operator in an effort to branch out its revenue streams.
Last week, the travel group chalked out plans to generate a new global business that will provide in-destination services to travelers in Asia. It has plan to carve out a destination management company (DMC) by collaborating with TMG’s Buffalo Tours business in Vietnam with joint venture small DMC businesses the two companies operate in 10 other countries.
In other potential regions, Flight Center will buy or launch similar businesses for short- to medium-term in order to create a world-wide DMC network. Transfers, outing and day-trips, preparations for meetings and incentive groups, and land arrangements for various cruises and other tour groups are the main services offered by the DMC.
David Coombes, Flight Centre NZ managing director said that the announcement was actually pinpointing the tactical direction for the company. To quote Coombes, ‘[It was] leading the way toward us being able to offer our customers an even more inclusive end-to-end travel experience, something we know our Kiwi customers will benefit from.’