Exotic takes to the road

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 23:14

Roadshow season is still filling up calendars across the country and this week Exotic Holidays held its annual roadshow in Hamilton, Auckland and Palmerston North. Operators from Vietnam, India and Sydney updated travel agents on their products and destinations, with presentations from Fez Travel, Travel World Experiences, Vido Tours, India Tourism and Taj Group of Hotels.

All attendees will go into the final business card draw for a confirmed space on Exotic Holidays famil to India in 2017 and a second prize of a six day, land only, Golden Triangle India tour.

SKAL's Auckland lunch

Sunday, 06 November 2016 21:11

SKAL's Auckland November lunch was sponsored by Expedia TAAP at Parnell Rose Gardens. Club vice-president Derek Batchelor-Cook stepped up to the mark n the absence of president Gary Dickson, who is attending the SKAL World Conference in Monaco.

South Africa's extra value

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 20:17

An exchange rate of 10 rand to one New Zealand dollar, about double what it was just a few years ago, gives an added incentive for clients to head to South Africa, agents heard during a function at the Grand Millennium Auckland this week.
South African Tourism, South African Airways and a number of suppliers and wholesalers hosted about 60 retail agents to drinks, dinner and a presentation detailing the new consumer campaign – Wow in Every Moment, the accessibility of the country via Sydney or Perth and the variety of attractions and activities available.
Yana Shvarts, acting country manager Australasia with South African Tourism, says the night also tackled the question of safety. ‘We do suffer with a perception that the destination is unsafe and the only way we can challenge that is to show people the actual situation. We take agents on an experiential journey at our functions to show the what the country is really like.’
The New Zealand market was up 17.3% year on year to South Africa for the first six months of the year and Shv arts is positive about current mood in the marketplace (though no figures beyond June are currently available).