FLIGHT Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has introduced a new digital ecosystem called Home for its independent advisors, designed to further support its remote network and foster a strong return of sales volumes.

The newly enhanced sign-on platform offers supplier data, ticketing, support, marketing and an upgraded product booking platform all in the one location, FCTG Independent GM Australia Astrid Richardson said, adding the Flight Centre’s technology team had “worked tirelessly over the last 18 months to deliver a solution that will not only serve our growing network of 300 independent agencies and mobile consultants across Australia, but all of the travel entrepreneurs that join our community in the future”.

“We admire and applaud the devotion and ambition of independent travel agents and want to help them thrive with the backing of Australia’s largest travel agency group,” Richardson said.

Major benefits of the online system include cutting down on time searching for the latest supplier deals, dispensing with a need to navigate complex systems, or need to compare prices or stress about new regulations and requirements.

“Through Home, we’re delivering the tools and support they need to focus on growing their business and doing what they do best: designing and managing travel experiences for their clients,” Richardson added.

The platform is now being rolled out across the Travel Partners, Travel Associates at Home and Flight Centre Independent brands and will strategically complement Flight Centre’s core bricks and mortar network.