FCTG seeks land sys­tem

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FLIGHT Cen­tre Travel Group is set to fur­ther re­vamp its tech­nol­ogy plat­forms, an­nounc­ing its in­ten­tion to seek ten­ders for a new land prod­uct man­age­ment and book­ing en­gine sys­tem.

The ten­der will be over­seen by the com­pany’s Bris­bane-based land pro­cure­ment divi­sion, with the aim of con­sol­i­dat­ing some of the ex­ist­ing plat­forms cur­rently used across the busi­ness.

The move con­tin­ues Flight Cen­tre’s tech evo­lu­tion, which last year saw the com­pany switch its air GDS op­er­a­tions in Aus­tralia to Sabre from Trav­el­port and re­train thou­sands of staff on the new sys­tem ( TD 11 Apr 2017).

Ja­son Hart­ley, gen­eral man­ager of FLT’s Global Pro­cure­ment Net­work, said “we cur­rently use a range of plat­forms, in­clud­ing Ca­lypso, Switch­fly, Trav­el­tek, Sabre, Amadeus and Softvoy­age, to de­liver FIT land and unique pack­age con­tent to our global net­work of shops, web­sites and ex­ter­nal clients.

“Through this ten­der process, our aim is to de­liver a global land book­ing and man­age­ment so­lu­tion aligned to the com­pany’s strate­gic ob­jec­tives of en­hanc­ing in-store pro­duc­tiv­ity and mak­ing it eas­ier for con­sul­tants and cus­tomers to trans­act and in­ter­act,” Hart­ley said.

He said that ex­ist­ing ven­dors have been in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the ten­der process which is be­ing con­ducted un­der the code name ‘Project Coper­ni­cus’.

Tech­nol­ogy sup­pli­ers want­ing to find out more can con­tact the team with any en­quiries on pro­jec­t_­coper­ni­cus@flight­cen­tre.com.au.

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