Flight Centre Travel Group's (FCTG) Independent Division is launching its first-ever global conference, bringing together independent travel agency owners and mobile advisors from across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, and South Africa.
And this week, the team revealed that its conference will be held in Santiago, Chile from May 1-4, 2024.
The FCTG Independent team are beginning to connect their network of independent advisors from around the world this November 2023 at their inaugural Independent Icons trip– a reward for their top 10 agencies and agents from each country. This year, they’re chartering a Uniworld ship to sail from Budapest to Vienna.
For the first global conference, FCTG Independent expects approximately 500 travel advisors, staff and sponsors to gather for the exciting event.
The program will include individual country days, a supplier expo, plus plenary sessions, and events for the entire congregation.
You can watch the reveal video here.
“We cannot wait to gather in Santiago for our very first global independent conference. As the only truly global independent network, we believe the opportunity to bring everyone together is too special to pass up," said Danielle Galloway, global managing director, FCTG Independent and Luxury Divisions. "We hope to make this an annual event for our international community of leading travel advisors and agency owners.“
“There is so much that the travel entrepreneurs in our network can gain from connecting withtheir peers in other nations. Having one conference for all markets also opens newopportunities for our valued supplier partners. Our team are hard at work planning an exceptional program and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to Santiago in 2024.”
Anita Emilio, VP & GM of Luxury and Independent Brands in Canada, conveyed her excitement, saying: "We are thrilled and immensely proud to be part of this extraordinary global event."
"Canada's participation in the FCTG Independent Division's inaugural global conference in Santiago, Chile, presents a remarkable opportunity for our independent advisors aligned with our business. Bringing together travel agency owners and mobile advisors from around the world, this event will facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the creation of invaluable connections."
We eagerly anticipate the 2024 conference in Santiago, Chile, and firmly believe it will open new horizons for all our independent advisors and agency owners here in Canada."