Travel Agents Association of NZ (TAANZ) yesterday advised Treasury it firmly supported the Brand-led submission that had been with MBIE for nearly two months.

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Travel agents are still wondering what needs to be done to get government acknowledgment that the industry needs to be supported. A list of tourism attractions were today announced as recipients of relief from the government's tourism fund. 'We were advised to look at this fund as an option,' says Andrew Olsen, TAANZ CEO. 'Unfortunately travel agents are not visitor attractions so that application process was not designed to include us.

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Monday, 20 July 2020 23:41

Mixed reports on commission

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) says it has had ‘mixed feedback’ on hotel rates and commissions since the ‘pivot’ to domestic sales.

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While the move to Alert Level 1 will further stimulate domestic travel – something which has at least given a flicker of life to some agents and brokers – the industry continues to call for urgent attention to paid to trans Tasman travel and other safe border openings.

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The decision to allow Kiwis to start travelling around the country by air under Alert Level 2 will help kick-start regional economies says the New Zealand Aviation Coalition (NZAC).

Justin Tighe-Umbers, chair of NZAC, says the move will help save and regrow jobs and businesses.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 03:00

TAANZ, brands submit to govt

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ), with contributions and endorsements from Flight Centre, Helloworld, House of Travel and First Travel Group, has presented a submission to government on travel supplier credits – remedies and protections for travel agents and consumers.

TAANZ chief executive Andrew Olsen says the submission laid out the inherent risk in credits, supplier failure and consumers seeking refunds, and the travel agent bearing the brunt of chargebacks and collapse.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:43

TAANZ cuts costs, awards

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) has cancelled this year’s National Travel Industry Awards.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 00:32

TAANZ: ‘Consumer in this with us’

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) is hoping to present a firm recommendation on its stance around airline refunds and credits to appropriate government ministers early next week.

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Monday, 06 April 2020 21:44

TAANZ asks for 80%

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) has proposed to the government that the next 12-week assistance package is paid to all travel agent business owners on a per owner, per employee and contractor basis at 80% of the living wage (equalling $676.8 a week).

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:51

TAANZ responds to Consumer NZ

TAANZ has come out swinging in response to comments made by Consumer NZ's Jessica Wilson on Radio NZ on Monday of this week. CEO Andrew Olsen has written to both Radio NZ and Consumer NZ – here's his letter in full to Consumer's Jessica Wilson.

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