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Leisure Time ‘tweaks brand’, enhances agent portal

Thursday, 09 July 2020 22:25

Tweaking the brand to reflect a more diverse offering and enhancing its agency portal for local trade servicing the domestic market, are two recent initiatives of Leisure Time Travel.

Managing director, Scott Mehrtens says the company’s name, Leisure Time Tours has strong recognition but there was a need to emphasise the wider range of travel offerings.

Cruise lobbying continues

Thursday, 09 July 2020 22:16

The New Zealand Cruise Association (NZCA) is continuing to lobby against the government’s decision to indefinitely continue the cruise ship ban, despite flight travel and crowded public events already being back on the table.

Covid to have ‘long shadow’on travel, says IATA survey

Thursday, 09 July 2020 21:56

The Covid crisis could have a ‘very long shadow’ when it comes to flying and travel in general, according to global research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ‘Passengers are telling us that it will take time before they return to their old travel habits,’ says Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO.

Sector’s ‘mixed response’ to end of wage subsidy

Monday, 06 July 2020 23:25

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) says it has ‘a mixed response’ to hearing that Government will not consider an extension of the wage subsidy beyond September.