At the Airport Travel Centre we take our staffing very seriously.
All of our staff are selected to meet our high standards and the requirements of our large contingent of
Our most important criteria is character and the ability to fit into our growing team.
Profiles Senior Staff :
Mel Patzwald (Managing Director) :
Mel has been involved in the travel industry for over 25 years. Formerly with Lufthansa German Airlines, Mel
spent over 10 years working in the airline industry in senior management positions in Lima (Peru), Madrid (Spain), Tel Aviv (Israel) and Frankfurt (Germany).
In the early 90's Mel returned home to Adelaide after 18 years overseas. After initially
successfully managing award winning retail travel agencies for a few yearshe has spent more
than a decade and a half spearheading large multi-national corporate travel agencies.
Mel started the Corporate Traveller (now FCm) in Adelaide and built it from scratch to a large operation in SA.
Global Account Manager of the year in 1998 just one of many accolades he picked up during his time at FCm. He also lists winning the "once in a lifetime" Adrail (Alice Springs/Darwin rail
project) tender over every other travel provider in Australia and subsequently managing the travel
requirements of the project for it's entire length-when he was the State Manager of BTI (now HRG)-as one of the highlights of his career.
In more recent times, apart from starting the Airport Travel Centre and creating the award winning and fastest
growing corporate travel agency in Australia, Mel has been a Director of the Adelaide United Football Club for over 6 years and also it's Chairman-guiding the club through it's most successful