Mr McCormack will commence on 26th April 2016 and will head up the Helloworld and AOT Group Contracting teams responsible for negotiating land product for all HLO Wholesale and Inbound brands including Qantas Holidays, Viva Holidays, Qantas Vacations, Go Holidays, Insider Journeys, Sunlover Holidays, Territory Discoveries, AOT Inbound, ATS Pacific, and ETA.
Prior to joining Helloworld, Mr. McCormack worked at Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) for the last 10 years, where he led its specialist corporate land product team in sourcing, contracting and distributing hotel and ground transport products worldwide across the entire FCTG corporate brand network including FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, Stage and Screen Travel, Campus Travel and Flight Centre Business Travel. Prior to joining FCTG Joe worked in various roles within the Hotel industry for 20 years, most recently at Saville Hotel Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Cinzia Burnes, Helloworld’s head of wholesale and inbound said:
“There are significant synergies to be achieved within our new procurement structure and we believe our supplier partners will welcome the consolidation of the process which will deliver them access to a range of channels via a single point of contact within the business”
“We are delighted to welcome Joe McCormack to this new role and I think that with Joe heading up the global Contracting team and Leanne Chard heading up our Product teams, we really have in place a structure to provide our distribution partners and our supplier partners with the best possible outcomes” said Mrs Burnes.