Flight Centre Travel Group announces 30 new jobs

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  • Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has today announced plans to create more than 30 new roles to facilitate its expansion in Ireland.

    The company anticipates clear growth opportunities in Ireland and is now choosing to reinvest in its Irish operations. The skills required for the new roles include; Trained Travel Agents, IT staff, Finance staff, Sales & Marketing and Administration staff.

    FLT, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, plans to expand its Dublin-centred leisure and corporate travel footprint over the next five years as part of a dedicated growth strategy in Ireland.

    The expansion will take FLT's workforce in the country beyond 100-people and will set the company up for further longer-term growth.

    This announcement follows a trade mission to Australia with Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Martin Shanahan CEO of IDA Ireland as part of the State Visit by President Michael D. Higgins to Australia and is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

    Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is one of the world’s largest travel agency groups with operations in 23 countries and a corporate travel management network in 90 countries.

    Welcoming the announcement An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said: "Ireland welcomes quality Foreign Direct Investment from around the world and it was a pleasure to meet the senior leadership teams of so many companies during my Investment Mission to Australia last week. International travel is growing fast but also changing dramatically too, especially with the advent of the Internet.  Flight Centre Travel Group are one of the world leaders in this evolving industry and I am delighted that they will create an additional 30 jobs over the next 5 years in their Irish operation. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship as they grow their business here."

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