Flight Centre Names Laura Kern Director Of Global Product For Corporate Procurement

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Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has expanded its Global Corporate Product Team with the appointment of Laura Kern as its new Toronto-based Director of Global Product for Corporate Procurement in Northern America effective 01FEB.


FCTG says Kern’s appointment to this newly created position will consolidate the reach and performance of its Global Corporate Product program, which builds and maintains preferred partnerships with hotel and car rental suppliers to increase land bookings with FCTG’s corporate brands worldwide. These include FCm Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller and Stage and Screen Travel Services.


Kern will be responsible for managing and strengthening FCTG’s partnerships with its North American supplier partners and will lead the development of corporate product offerings as well as their delivery and distribution, marketing, promotion and training via FCTG’s corporate sales, business development and account management teams.


Previously the Director of Corporate Product for FCTG’s corporate brands in Canada, Kern brings 15 years of experience with the FCTG in a variety of consultant and leadership roles.


“This new position will enable our team to have a dedicated and on-the-ground focus in this region, which is a key area in our global corporate land development strategy,” said Andrew Gallard, Flight Centre Corporate Executive Director Global Product. “Laura’s appointment will maximize value in evolving our global partner relationships with preferred suppliers, to increase margin and grow opportunities through analytics, planning and contract negotiations.”

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