By Nahrain John @karryontravel07 Aug 2017Flight Centre consultants will soon have the option of working from home without changing over to a new company thanks to the Group’s latest purchase. Late last week, Flight Centre acquired a six-year-old home-based group called Travel Partners, as a “low-risk” entry into the Australian mobile market. As part of the purchase, Flight Centre will take control of Travel Partners’ network of independently contracted home-based consultants or mobile agents, third party agencies and shops in Sydney, Newcastle and Taree. Although the Travel Group will completely own the business once the acquisition is complete, Travel Partners’ Founder, Jeff Hakim, and his team will continue to run operations from the Kent Street base. Graham Turner, Flight Centre’s Managing Director believes the home-based agency will provide the company with a number of benefits including access to a new talent pool of travel experts, added convenience for customers and new distribution channels for manufactured products. Turner also believes Travel Partners will provide Flight Centre staff with new career opportunities and greater flexibility, which may improve the group’s staff retention. “We look forward to working with the Travel Partners team to help grow the business and to expand in this home-based sector, which is growing rapidly globally.” Graham Turner, Flight Centre Managing Director The purchase of Travel Partners comes less than a week after Flight Centre bought its first mobile agency in New Zealand. What do you think of Flight Centre’s mobile expansion? Other stories you may like CALLING YOU: Do you have friends taking a break from the travel industry? Missed the famil? Here’s another easy way AGENTS can be destination experts #travelforlife: How did this travel company become employer of choice?