Thursday, 28 June 2018 22:32

Seniors, solo women hit the go button

A growing trend towards ‘senior gap years’ and other experiential travel by baby boomers provides opportunities for agents, according to a report released in New Zealand yesterday.

Published in Hot Topics
Monday, 25 June 2018 22:44

FC team leaders take on SA

Flight Centre’s annual Team Leader Conference recently converged on Adelaide showcasing the region’s food and wine to 240 team leaders from around New Zealand.

Published in Australia
Thursday, 14 June 2018 22:54

China Southern: why not Guangzhou?

Discovering Guangzhou via a free stopover package will be a key message to travel agents as China Southern amps up its trade sales efforts.

Published in Airlines
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:41

‘Bleisure’ a bonus for agents

Promoting and selling leisure travel as an add on to business trips has become a way for agents to add real value for corporate clients, according to trade spokespeople.
Nick Queale, general manager corporate with Flight Centre New Zealand, says that what is referred to as ‘bleisure’ has become an important way for companies to promote rest and relaxation to their travellers.
‘The clients themselves are looking for experiences, that’s becoming such an important component of personal lives – especially for millennials.

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The government needs to ‘lower its sights’ to make it easier for skilled international travel agents to work in New Zealand, says Andrew Olsen, chief executive of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ).

Olsen says that try as the industry might, it cannot convince the government that there is a skill shortage in the industry.

‘Visas should be made easier to obtain in this area,’ he says.

Published in People