“Flight Centre has truly outdone itself” – it’s what everyone returning from the weekend’s Global Gathering is saying and we’re not surprised considering a former US PRESIDENT (what the?!!!) made an appearance.

That’s right, a former US President!

Thousands of jaws dropped (we imagine) in Hawaii when the 42nd leader of the United States and the husband of Hillary, Bill Clinton, stepped out on stage as this year’s keynote speaker.

Keynote speaker #billclinton at the #fctg #globalgathering #2017 #hawaii

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How often do you find yourself in the presence for a former POTUS? Let alone, get the chance to pick his brain about life and how to make the most of it?

According to attendees, his talk was both “mesmerising”…

And “solid”…

Just to reiterate, Flight Centre had Bill Clinton at its 2017 conference!

Although Clinton was certainly a highlight of the 48-hour event, he wasn’t the only star.

Around 3,000 Flight Centre employees and their closest suppliers partied until the early hours of the morning thanks to tunes delivered by DJs Mark Ronson…

Not bad when Mark Ronson DJs the first night of #globalgathering #GetREDAhead

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And Cory Live. The party was so epic, check out a snippet below…

What else happened? Oh yeah, although they weren’t one of KarryOn’s earlier guesses, we did mention that Duran Duran was likely to perform at this year’s Gathering, and guess what? They did!

Free concert with all the hits!

Duran Duran! #hawaii #fcgt #globalgathering

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If that wasn’t enough, cheerleaders gave an upbeat and enthusiastic performance at breakfast one morning…

#globalball2017 #globalgathering #hawaii #epic

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And Glee’s Jane Lynch was there! What (so jealous right now)?!!

My sort of #selfie with #janeLynch #flightie4life #globalgathering #hawaii #fcbt #canada

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There was a private beach party…

Beach party got me good #hawaii #fcgg #aloha #mahalo #waikiki #responsibility

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Where employees from all around the world waved their country’s flags…

Such as Australia…

Reppin' the greatest brand & the greatest nation! 🤙💕🇦🇺🌞 #globalgathering #fctg #hawaii

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Australia again…

#globalgathering #australia #hawaii

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The UK…

The UK again…

🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧#uk #globalgathering #fcgt #hawaii #flightfest

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Canada…

And another Aussie holding a South African flag…

Who needs capes when when you can have a proper flag 😜 #saffas #globalgathering

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I’m not sure what these guys are representin’ (most likely Hawaiian culture), but we’re totally feeling it…

Then there was the announcement everyone was patiently waiting for, where would Flight Centre Global Gathering go in 2018? 

The answer is… Berlin baby! 

Coming for you Berlin 🎉✈️ #globalball #globalgathering #berlin #flightcentre #flightklub #etihad

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All of these people (possibly even more) are going to Germany next year…

Conference! #FCTGBigSpirit #globalgathering #flightcentre #travelagent #hawaii #workperks #australia #ridethewave

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To wrap things up, here’s a pic of Flighties having a ‘ball’ at this year’s Gathering…

A video of what happens when Daddy Yankee’s epic ‘Gasolina’ comes on…

"Conference" #globalball2017 #globalgathering #flightcentre #travelagentlife #hawaii

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And a pic of everyone in sailors hats…

Did you take any great pics from Global Gathering? Share them with us below.