February 2016 Update
February has been a busy month in Aussie Fusion with the team hitting New Orleans for our annual Product Experience Conference. This is always valuable time for the product team as we are brought up to date with each global selling partners product strategy. There has been some great things happening particular from Australia where the product strategy has full engagement from all areas within Flight Centre Travel Group. Product range owners are alive and well in most countries where they own destination Australia and are all looking to growing their sales to our great country.
As Flight Centre Global Product we are looking at ways to provide the best possible rates to not only our selling partners but also the consumer. This allows the consumer the choice to use a travel agent and provide them with the level of service and comfort associated with booking their travel this way. We will be (if we haven't already) knocking on your door in regards to connectivity & dynamic rates very soon!
We hope you are enjoying our updates and if there is anything in particular you would like any information on please feel free to contact your product manager.
Destination Leader - Australia
TOP 5 REGIONS OF GROWTH
The top 5 regions of growth for bookings made in Feb (based on revenue sales):
TNQ - Up 23%
Islands & Whitsundays - Up 30%
Sydney - Up 20%
Red Centre - Up 18%
Sunshine Coast - Up 35%
IMPORTANT CONTRACT UPDATE TO T&CS DOCUMENT (MDA)
You will see an email with further instructions from Luke or Vanessa in the coming weeks, therefore it would be really helpful if you could respond as a matter of priority so we can complete the process before 17/18 contracting commences.
MEET THE TEAM!
For anyone yet to meet the team - here are some faces you can put to names!
Standing (left to right): Tracey, Hayley, Pat, Michelle, and Angela
Seated (left to right): Vanessa and Luke
REQUEST FOR RELEASE BACK
In the past 6 months there has been a significant increase in the number of requests made by hotel partners wishing to close out extended periods of time, particularly over peak travel periods. As a global and growing business we would like to remind our hotel partners that we have our contracted inventory in place to enable our consultants to support and sell into hotels year round, and ask that hotels support us in turn by honoring our contracts.
Dynamic Contracting (REMINDER)
Please note, if you are already working with Quickbeds, this is a different distribution and rooms types need to be added to your channel (not switched from Quickbeds).
Destination Leader: Tracey Thallon
Ph + 61 439 729 024 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Leader: Michelle Sawtell
Ph + 61 7 3181 9516 – email@example.com
Destinations - Victoria, Tasmania
Angela Sweeney – Ph +61 7 3181 9583 – firstname.lastname@example.org
New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory
Coordinator: Luke Hansell - 07 3181 9519 - email@example.com
Pat Eastman – Ph +61 7 3181 9517 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Coast, Norfolk & Lord Howe, QLD Islands & Whitsundays
Hayley Giles – Ph + 61 7 3181 9520 – email@example.com
Tropical North Queensland, Western Australia, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Queensland's Outback
Coordinator: Vanessa Massey - 07 3181 9522 - firstname.lastname@example.org