FCTG Independent reveals location of global conference

Advisors from around the world are set to gather in Chile next year for the highly anticipated event, Janie Medbury writes.

FLIGHT Centre Travel Group’s Independent Division has revealed its first-ever global conference will take place in Santiago, Chile, from 01-04 May 2024, bringing together independent travel agency owners and mobile advisors from across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and South Africa.

Around 500 travel agents, staff and sponsors are expected to attend the event, which features a program of individual country days, a supplier expo, and plenary sessions and events for the whole congregation.

“We cannot wait to gather in Santiago for our very first global independent conference. As the only truly global independent network, we believe the opportunity to bring everyone together is too special to pass up,” FCTG Independent and Luxury Divisions Global Managing Director, Danielle Galloway, enthused.

“We hope to make this an annual event for our international community of leading travel advisors and agency owners. There is so much that the travel entrepreneurs in our network can gain from connecting with their peers in other nations.

“Having one conference for all markets also opens new opportunities for our valued supplier partners. Our team are hard at work planning an exceptional program and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to Santiago in 2024.”

The announcement comes as the FCTG Independent team prepares to host their inaugural Independent Icons trip next month, with their top 10 agencies and agents from each country to be rewarded with a Uniworld sailing from Budapest to Vienna.

Watch the conference reveal video here.

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