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UAE joins Flight Centre Travel Group MEA region under SA MD leadership

Jun 20 2017

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has appointed South Africa Managing Director Andrew Stark to oversee the international travel company’s interests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Andrew now manages three countries including South Africa and Namibia.

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has announced that it will be including the group’s Middle East interests within the new Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region led by Chris Galanty, based in the United Kingdom. Heading up the Middle East as MD is Andrew Boxall, who now reports to Andrew.

The announcement comes as two additional countries have been added to the Flight Centre global family – Switzerland and France, the latter bringing a Barcelona-based corporate technology product development hub to the travel group.

Says Andrew: “Our growth from one retail store more than two decades ago to 236 businesses today has happened organically without any acquisitions. By investing in people, locations, marketing, technology and a strong focus on what the customer wants, we have delivered on the company’s ethos of ‘we care about delivering amazing travel experiences’.