Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:59

McKearney brings HLO departure forward

Simon McKearney has finished up as executive general manager at Helloworld Travel. He left on 9 September, earlier than originally planned.

He says this is to enable him to fully move into a new work environment. Communicating with HLO franchise owners, associates and others by email, McKearney said he is making progress in his ‘desires to
re-imagine travel’ and shared this with HLO’s global CEO last week.

Published in People

The Government will provide a consumer travel reimbursement scheme to assist the return of credits and refunds to New Zealand consumers via travel agents. In an announcement today, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the scheme will be funded to a maximum of $47.6 million.

Travel agencies will be paid 7.5% of the value of cash refunds and 5% of the value of credits successfully secured on behalf of customers.

Published in Hot Off The Press
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:41

Diversity and equality

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.

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 23 September 2019 22:02

A Force for Good

A travel industry event in Auckland that emphasises diversity in the workplace and progressive change, with a selection of high-powered speakers, is close to a sell-out about six months in advance.

Published in New Zealand

Winners from the National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) have been quick to thank others involved in their success – including teams, award sponsors and the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) which organises the massive event.

Published in New Zealand

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