Corporate Traveller proud to launch Reconciliation Action Plan

Corporate Traveller, as part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which details unique initiatives to be delivered during the next two years.

Formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the plan was launched Monday February 14, following National Apology Day.

Corporate Traveller’s ‘Innovate RAP’ details more than 55 specific deliverables over the two years from 2022 to 2024.

The plan provides tangible benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, emphasising the importance of fostering consultation and collaboration.

RAPs are based around the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities. Each pillar includes numerous actions and deliverables, which have a timeline and owner.

Corporate Traveller General Manager, Tom Walley, said his team was excited to see Innovate RAP come to fruition and be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

“Not only does our Innovate RAP plan provide a unique spread of initiatives to strengthen the company’s relationship with and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, but importantly a plan like this empowers our employees to get involved where they can and be part of something that so important locally and nationally,” Tom said.

Flight Centre Travel Group Australia Managing Director, James Kavanagh, said the launch of FCTG’s Reconciliation Action Plan strengthened an already important year in the company’s history.

“2022 represents a very significant milestone for us as we celebrate 40 years of doing business. It is both a privilege and an honour to be able to establish our Reconciliation Action Plan goals during this milestone year for our company,” James said.

“We’re so excited to explore and build on our journey with Reconciliation Australia, our partners and our people.”

FCTG’s RAP journey includes partnerships with over 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, alongside other customers who work primarily in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The travel group also works closely with other organisations including Baidem, a cybersecurity supplier who FCTG has been in partnership with since 2019. Our Baidam partnership allows FCTG to support employment pathways in IT, through educational scholarships in cybersecurity training.

Late 2019 FCTG partnered with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation, The Johnathan Thurston Academy and The Girls Academy to launch FCTG’s first Indigenous Art Competition.

The winner’s artwork is displayed within our Innovate RAP. Art competition winners can also spend a day at FCTG to understand careers not only in the travel industry, but also in the corporate world of creative design.