Flight Centre Appoints Corporate CTO For The Americas

Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Edward Silver as Chief Technology Officer Corporate Brands Americas to drive the continued design, development and implementation of technology solutions for its business travel and MICE brands, FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, cievents and Stage & Screen Travel Services in the Americas.

Edward Silver’s extensive career in travel technology, product innovation and marketing spans almost 25 years in diverse senior roles. These include six years as SVP of Operations at Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and nine years as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Lodging.com where he spearheaded growth of the business from a directory of hotels to a leading booking platform for over 30,000 properties worldwide. Silver also has significant expertise in strategic technology and product consultancy for wide-ranging companies in the leisure and business travel sectors including Travelport, Gulliver’s Travels and Leading Hotels of the World.

John Morhous, Chief Experience Officer of Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate brands commented: “We are excited to welcome Ed on board as Corporate CTO in The Americas.  Not only does he have a vast knowledge and experience of leisure and business travel technology, he has a passion for blending this with product innovation and marketing. His ability to understand each of these elements means that he brings an exceptionally strategic and entrepreneurial approach to the role which will support our ongoing drive to be technology innovators in the corporate travel space.”

Ed Silver added: “I am delighted to join Flight Centre in this role. I am passionate about the business of travel and am looking forward to helping Flight Centre continue to drive innovation in the marketplace. The Flight Centre family of corporate brands leads the way with unique solutions for their clients and I’m pleased to join the team helping implement and grow these creative business solutions.”

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About Flight Centre Travel Group
Founded in 1982, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has grown to become one of the world’s largest travel companies, with over 30 brands in its portfolio, 3,000 stores and 19,000 staff globally. Headquartered in Brisbane, the company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with an annual total turnover of AUD 18 billion (2016) and operates in 90 countries. After starting as a leisure travel operation, Flight Centre is now also one of the world’s largest corporate travel providers. Its specialist business travel divisions are: FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT), cievents and Stage & Screen Travel Services www.flightcentre.com