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All aboard Viking Sun

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:17

Having ‘another player’ in the upper-end of the cruising market is exciting New Zealand travel agents and was a factor in attracting some 120 of them to a ship inspection in Auckland over the last two days.

Viking Sun is continuing its New Zealand journey now, with stops in Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

It's a party in the USA

Friday, 15 December 2017 01:37

A busy year for Brand USA culminated in an end-of-year celebration at Dr Rudi’s Roof Top Bar in Auckland earlier this week, hosted by Wayne Mitcham, account manager and Matt Fletcher, director.

Haka Hotel opens

Monday, 11 December 2017 20:26

Haka Hotel K’Road Apartments officially opened in 2 Day Street, Auckland (just off Karangahape Rd) last week, the property already reporting success in the corporate market as well as with customers from its own Haka Black Tours.
Chris Bain, sales manager with Haka Tourism Group, says the hotel is also registering early interest from New Zealanders and overseas visitors attending events, as well as having a profile with travel management companies that is starting to bring early results.

While the hotel is essentially self contained apartment style, Bain points out that breakfast boxes can be supplied and grocery deliveries arranged on behalf of guests. Special rates for parking and at the local gymnasium are also available.
The opening was celebrated with a Powhiri, site inspections and a function that spanned three rooms in the hotel.
Ryan Sanders, founder of the Haka Tourism Group, says 2017 was a big year for the company that saw it bringing on a number of new staff. The next big development is the imminent opening of the second Haka Hotel in Newmarket, Auckland.

GTN's rooftop party

Thursday, 07 December 2017 23:40

Global Travel Network (GTN) took 50 agents and about the same number of suppliers and other partners out for a rooftop function at 51 Shortland Street in Auckland on Tuesday.

Early Xmas present at SKAL

Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:21

More accustomed to giving away prizes, Chris Jones from Discover the World was delighted to win a trip for two to Vanuatu, courtesy of Air Vanuatu, at SKAL Auckland’s Christmas party this week. Around 40 skallywags celebrated the festive season onboard Ocean Eagle on Wednesday and they donated children’s gifts for the City Mission. The event was sponsored by Francis Travel Marketing and Expedia with other raffles donated by Abercrombie & Kent, The Langham Melbourne, Cordis Auckland, Let’s Travel.

 

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