Kingswell takes the Travel Associates, Australia crown

22 year FCTG veteran named General Manager

Rachel Kingswell has been named as the new General Manager of Travel Associates in Australia.

“With 22 years of travel industry experience, Rachel has been part of the FCTG family for two decades, most recently as the very successful Operations Leader for Travel Associates AU,” said Danielle Galloway, Global Managing Director – Independent and Premium Travel Brands for Flight Centre Travel Group.

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Originally envisaging herself as a school teacher, it was the lure of discounted travel that landed Kingswell her first job in the travel industry back in 1999.

Kingswell’s career prior to joining Travel Associates included leading FCTG’s Travel Club Australia, plus she has also held numerous roles within the Flight Centre brand including Area Leader for Flight Centre South Africa and Retail Leader of Flight Centre New Zealand.

“Rachel is a highly experienced and well-connected leader, known for her integrity, tenacity and courage in managing the operational challenges and successes of the premium Travel Associates’ brand during the past several difficult years. Under her guidance, the brand achieved an amazing operational result in FY22,” Galloway said in a memo to staff.

Kingswell will commence in her new capacity effective 1 August 2022, “leading the Australia operations on to what I am confident will be an even more successful and profitable next financial year,” Galloway concluded.

Rachel Kingswell, incoming General Manager, Travel Associates - Australia

Meanwhile, Travel Associates has introduced a new brand campaign highlighting “rare gem” and “one of a kind” destinations and holidays. View the freshly minted campaign below.

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