Leaders in the travel industry have been encouraged to create an environment where no-one can hide when it comes to creating a diverse working place and giving equal and fair opportunities to all.
New winter itineraries have been added to the 2020 Russian Travel Centre offering in response to demand, says Innovative Travel.
Diversity, security and the ability to easily combine Israel with neighbouring Middle Eastern countries were emphasised by Innovative Travel this week as it co-hosted road shows in Christchurch and Auckland with destination management company (DMC) Naftali Tours.
An opportunity exists for an agent or broker to join the Gorilla’s, Gameparks and Beaches Safari departing Kampala on 8 September 2019, with The Safari Company. The 32-day safari, personally hosted by kiwi born/Nairobi-based Andy Kibby and his Kenyan chef Nico Kamanga, has a special one-off agent AD50 deal. Normally $13,500pp, it is reduced to $6750 per person, share twin from Kampala to Zanzibar for a travel agent and companion.
‘Rather than thinking about Russia as something you would slot into a European itinerary, why not think about Russia as your main destination and see what is around it?’
The winner of the Te Papa the Scale of our War Gallipoli exhibition competition, sponsored by Innovative Travel and Singapore Airlines, attended a special prize presentation last week at Te Papa Museum.
Innovative Travel is launching CroisiEurope 2019 Earlybird deals and The Safari Company 2019 programmes in Auckland, on Thursday 5 July with two morning seminars, at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Club.
It is now over six years since Egypt’s initial uprising and the destination has moved on with its new constitution now in place, a leading travel expert advises.
The new constitution has resulted in over 80 female Members of Parliament, along with many other positive changes.
Innovative Travel Cairo-based director, Elhamy ElZayat was in Christchurch recently with the latest Egyptian updates at a trade and consumer evening.
Robyn Galloway of Innovative Travel says travelling through East Africa with The Safari Company recently exceeded all of her expectations. The safari was hosted by New Zealand born Andy Kibby. ‘The gorilla trekking in Volcano Park Rwanda was an incredible highlight. It was amazing to be within a metre of the gorilla families,’ says Galloway. ‘Groups are limited to eight at a time and there is the opportunity to spend an hour close to one family.
Travel agents’ feedback has been one of the factors prompting Innovative Travel to launch a new division aimed at people travelling alone.
Innovative’s managing director, Robyn Galloway, says the first Travel Companions.Club gathering is next Wednesday 19 April at Riccardo
House in Christchurch and she expects travel brokers and agents among the attendees.