Our Stories

It is important we keep our culture of storytelling alive. We want to stay connected to the people who are part of our story.

Share your story and tell us what’s been happening. You can also read up on some of our people, past and present, to see where their FCTG career has taken them.

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Sliding doors: when one door closes, another always opens when you're open to exploring possibilities

Sarsha began her Flight Centre Travel Group journey in 2011 working as a Travel Sales Consultant at Flight Centre Karingal Hub. Working as both Consultant and Assistant Team Leader over...

Published on Apr 20, 2022

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How Shannon's lucky hand landed her in Vegas

How many people can say that after two weeks of interning at a job they would be on their first international trip to Las Vegas (and all at the age...

Published on Mar 30, 2022

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Luke discovered that when you have a passion for travel it is hard to love something else

While COVID may have put a tear in their relationship, Luke quickly discovered that there is nothing quite like your first love (being the travel industry of course). Luke kicked...

Published on Feb 25, 2022

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Ben proves you can take travel away but never the travel bug out of the man

His FCTG career has taken him from London to Brisbane, and across corporate, leisure and support roles. Ben used 2020 as his year to try something new and different, before...

Published on Nov 30, 2021

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From PT to Philanthropy, how Tyler was able to land her dream job at FCTG.

After moving to Australia from the U.S. in 2017, Tyler utilised her background training in yoga and started her own personal training and yoga therapy business. Teaching at studios, gyms...

Published on Oct 26, 2021

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After moving into a different industry... Peta's eyes were opened to the reason she was drawn to travel in the first place.

Peta happily accepts the "I told you so!" she hears from her colleagues because while she didn't think her career would take her back to Flight Centre, others around her...

Published on May 21, 2021

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During her time away from FCTG, Christina learnt the importance of a great company culture

Christina won't ever take a great company culture for granted again, a lesson she learnt during her time away from FCTG.  Christina's first FCTG role was as a travel consultant...

Published on May 14, 2021

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Lorraine gives new meaning to the term 'jack of all trades'...

Lorraine gives new meaning to the term 'jack of all trades' with her travel credentials including the admirable achievement of creating a range of environmental and ethical holiday packages, and...

Published on May 11, 2021

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After joining FCTG as part of the graduate program, Nathan soon found his groove in the CSR space

Nathan began his whirlwind FCTG journey as part of the Leadership Graduate Program, where he worked as a Travel Consultant in Queensland’s Garden City Store. “I couldn’t have been happier...

Published on Apr 21, 2021

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From giving away fruit baskets to brand new cars... Willem witnessed the rise of FCTG South Africa from the ground up.

From giving away fruit baskets to brand new cars… Willem witnessed the rise of Flight Centre South Africa from the ground up - an experience he will cherish forever. Despite...

Published on Mar 16, 2021

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Travelling from Mumbai to Queensland... Alisha is sharpening her skills so she can return to FCTG with a bang

Mumbai-based Alisha Fernandes worked for FCM Travel Solutions India since 2018 and resigned in 2020 amid the COVID-19 uncertainty. She now plans to pursue a move to Australia to further...

Published on Mar 9, 2021

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With her eye still firmly on the prize... Madison plans to return to FCTG with a seat at the leadership table

Redundancy hasn’t deterred Madison Buckley-Schaumberg from keeping her eye on the prize: a return to FCTG and a seat at the leadership table by 2040. “I want to be the...

Published on Mar 9, 2021

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From People Planner to Finance and forklift driving in between, Josh Pollok turned his COVID downtime into a learning experience..

Josh Pollok joined FCTG in 2019 as part of the People Planner team. Being one of the first members of the then brand new team, Josh’s previous role aimed to...

Published on Feb 19, 2021

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Having left and returned to the FCTG family twice, Kristy knows better than anyone what keeps people coming back

Kristy Fennell is a 17 year Flightie veteran with a career progression evolving from retail to corporate. Having left and returned to the FCTG family twice, Kristy knows better than...

Published on Feb 19, 2021

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From Bush to Business Travel: How Andrew Malon stumbled upon his travel career

From fencing in the bush to delivering plumbing supplies in the city (with travel to 49 countries in between) Andrew Malon has led a varied and interesting life. However, he...

Published on Feb 19, 2021

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With Over 25 Years in the Travel Industry Under her Belt, one of Mary Gava's Most Exciting Opportunities Presented Itself At the Most Unsuspecting Time...

Having built a successful travel business from the ground up, Mary fondly recalled her time at FCTG and found herself comparing her career goals and wanting to shift gears. With...

Published on Feb 19, 2021

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We'd love to hear from you. Storytelling helps us keep our history alive. 

Tell us your favourite memories or most valuables lessons learnt  and hopefully soon we can share your story with others on this website.

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