What started as a ‘crisis project’ for Asian specialist Active Asia, has become an integral part of what the company does, says Valentina Mould-Morelli, creative director and marketing.
‘New Zealand is the natural world we call home and it will still cause clients to catch their breath.
‘Despite the plethora of competition out there selling New Zealand, we felt there was still space for something new.’
It’s not quite ‘business as usual’ but New Zealand retailers and wholesalers say that their clients are still not only enquiring about travel but also booking despite the publicity around coronavirus.
Active Asia is offering A Hidden Corner of Vietnam, a seven-day itinerary that takes travellers 160km inland from Hanoi to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and discover the country’s colours, culture and landscape.
Gray Gibson, former owner of Mondo Travel Takapuna and past member of the New Zealand Olympic Yachting team has joined Active Asia to take the group role to a new level.
When Active Asia principals Valentina Mould-Morelli and Lance Mould headed to Sri Lanka to research programmes on the destination they envisaged coming up with ideas for a six page add-on to an existing brochure.
Some 50 travel agents attended a function at Stamford Auckland yesterday to hear about a relatively undiscovered part of Japan.
A focus on employing locals and supporting communities and environment are a major part of Asia DMC’s activities in Burma, a visitor from the company has been telling New Zealand agents over the past week.
Active Asia is launching its Bubble & Speak 2018 Inspiration Series, with the first breakfast event on 5 October at the company’s Auckland office on Level One, 206 Jervois Road.