Flight Centre throws down the gauntlet at Explore Holidays

first_imgIt is believed Flight Centre’s upper management surprised a number of key executives at Explore Holidays last week with redundancy packages as their positions became no longer available.The decision from head office has caused the dismissal of Explore Holidays’ General Manager, National Sales Manager as well as their entire team of Business Development Managers, resulting in a total of 7 axed workers, according to a source who spoke to e-Travel Blackboard. It is understood that each staff member has been provided with options within the company or redundancy packages, but their final decision is yet unknown.A representative from Flight Centre explained the decision was made after surveying business opportunities internally, and was carried out quickly thereafter.“We still have external customers but we’re looking to grow it internally,” the Flight Centre representative said.“In Australia we have 5000 consultants across all our brands, so it was a big opportunity to focus internally.”Restructuring within the company is now expected, with remaining staff to take on new responsibilities, and a possible new business strategy could be set in place in coming weeks.The restructure is reminiscent of previous Flight Centre plans which were put into action soon after acquiring Explore Holidays in 2007. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more