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Flight Centre NZ Lead the Way in Live Streaming

March 23 2016

Flight Centre NZ Lead the Way in Live Streaming

Flight Centre NZ will tonight be one of New Zealand's first retailers to live stream a Q&A session on Facebook.

The interactive stream, which encourages viewers to send in questions in real-time about Hawaii, will be hosted by Flight Centre travel expert Liam Berghan and Megan Hornblow from Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Facebook introduced the new service late last year and while it’s not available to all users yet, Flight Centre NZ saw it as a fantastic opportunity to offer their customers a way to engage with their experts on a platform they know and love.

Jodie Burnard, Flight Centre NZ general manager marketing says, “we’re really excited to be able to host this Q&A session for our customers and followers on Facebook, we’ve already had a huge amount of interest in the stream and some great questions coming through.”

“It offers another channel for our customers to interact with us on a platform they are comfortable with. At Flight Centre NZ we often talk about our blended access model which is a means for our customers to speak with us anytime of the day, via whichever means best suits them. That’s in-store, on the phone (24/7), via email, online and now on social media as well.”

Although live streaming has been around for years, apps like Meerkat and Persicope have really brought live video into the spotlight over the past year. As of August, Periscope had already accumulated a user base of 10 million users. And while Meerkat doesn’t appear to be quite as popular the trend is clear: people love live streaming and its popularity is growing.

To watch the live stream register your interest at tune in live from 1900pm tonight.

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