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About Flight Centre Canada

Flight Centre Travel Group

Our mission: To open up the world to those who want to see.

Flight Centre Travel Group, like its inventory of international destinations, spans the globe. From humble beginnings in 1982, when it was first incorporated, the company's remarkable growth positions it as one of the world's largest suppliers of travel services and products.

Flight Centre Travel Group consists of 40 corporate and wholesale brands, located in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, China, United States and Canada.

Flight Centre Canada

Flight Centre launched in Canada in 1995, 13 years after the first Flight Centre travel agency opened its shiny, red doors in Sydney, Australia. Flight Centre Canada is headquartered in Vancouver and Toronto. We are Canada's largest bricks-and-mortar travel retailer, with 150 retail stores in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our multi-channel distribution strategy aims to give our customers choice and efficiency. Flight Centre travel consultants ("Flighties," as we affectionately call ourselves) are available in person at one of our travel shops, on the phone, or online, 24/7. We believe this "clicks and mortar" business model sets us apart from our competitors.

We strive to benefit the greater good, whether it concerns our clients, employees or community. We achieve this in several defined ways. Firstly, we provide competitively-priced, high-quality products and services, thanks to our global presence and negotiating power. Secondly, social responsibility is a key component of our company's philosophy. Since 2003, FC Canada's charity of choice has been Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Their noble mission complements our goal to enrich the human experience with joy, hope and wonder. Lastly, but far from least, we take care of our people, as our numerous awards demonstrate. We were rated among Canada's Top 50 Employers for 13 consecutive years, and are repeat recipients of national awards that recognize corporate culture and workplace engagement.

Our distinguished achievements and global stronghold reflect Flight Centre's longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility and customer happiness. Guided by these principles, we seek to ensure tourism options are available for future generations and demonstrate gratitude for client loyalty.

Flight Centre Canada Holidays

To complement our wide range of domestic and international airfares, Flight Centre Holidays provides us with contracted wholesale pricing for a variety of in-destination musts, including worldwide hotels and resorts, escorted day tours and other immersive local activities.

Our own in-house consolidator allows us to tailor-make holidays, creating exclusive packages using your favourite airline and ideal travel dates, your choice of accommodation and a selection of local experiences. This affordable flexibility is evident in our popular lines of Escapes, EuroBreaks and Journeys.

Flight Centre Business Travel

Flight Centre Business Travel, or FCBT, is a full-service corporate travel branch of Flight Centre Canada, designed specifically for the small business model.

Dedicated, knowledgeable business travel agents are available 24/7, customizing small business travel needs by executing complex corporate travel arrangements while assessing business requirements and company goals.

Business Travel Brands

Corporate Traveller

When Corporate Traveller handles your business travel needs, you bring an expert on board. Its highly-experienced travel professionals are equipped with exceptional product and industry knowledge. A designated manager tailors itineraries to your travel requirements and business needs. The positive impact on your bottom line is immediate, with long-term goals achieved. No contract is required and you don't have to be a multi-national company to get the lowest possible travel rates. Corporate Traveller works tirelessly to provide seamless travel, expert advice and assistance available to you at all hours.

FCm Travel Solutions

FCm is a world leader in corporate travel and expense management solutions. Providing strategic consulting, FCm's travel expertise, technology and flexibility drive efficiencies for your business travel. With a reputation for excellence, the agency goes well beyond corporate travel bookings. FCm develops and improves the travel programs of medium-sized to multinational companies with innovative services and proven cost reduction to their bottom lines.

Stage and Screen Travel Services

Specializing in entertainment and sports travel, Stage and Screen manages the complicated logistics associated with their client's strict schedules, important freight and intricate itineraries. Shuttling movie crews, theatre companies, music festivals, pro and amateur sports teams and more, Stage and Screen is the star of the travel show, adding benefits only expert negotiators could achieve. Onsite travel managers for large events, a dedicated 24/7 after-hours team and account managers that provide comprehensive reviews and reports, set the stage for seamless, smart travel.

cievents

Owned and operated by the Flight Centre Travel Group, cievents is an award-winning global strategic event management agency focusing on event production and design, event management, creative services and global group travel.

Using both lasting principles and state-of-the-art event technology, cievents helps to convey a company's message in an all-encompassing, 360-degree event production plan, carried out by an experienced team of creative consultants. www.cievents.com/ca

Laurier Du Vallon: Travel and Discovery

Flight Centre Canada's acquisition of Quebec travel giant Laurier Du Vallon extends the company's reach into French Canada. Established in 1963, LDV has grown to become one of the most prominent independent travel agencies in Quebec.

Laurier Du Vallon's three core businesses include a five-shop luxury leisure travel operation, a strong corporate arm, as well as an emerging MICE business focusing on corporate incentive travel. The company operates independently, with both leisure and corporate services available in Montreal and Quebec City.

Flight CentRE vs. Flight CentER

The Flight Centre name reflects the Canadian and British spelling of "centre", which our country of origin, Australia, also uses. For our presence in the United States, we've adapted our brand to the American spelling, making us Flight Center for our presence south of the border. The US is the only country that the Flight Centre brand is in, that employs the "er" as opposed to "re" spelling. Although the difference is minor, our branding in countries like South Africa, New Zealand and the UK use Flight Centre, not Flight Center.