Sunday, 04 August 2019 21:08

HLO's frontliner focus

Unless you are telling people a story they are interested in, you are just talking crap consistently, delegates at the helloworld frontliners conference in Auckland were told over the weekend.
Cassie Roma was one of the keynote speakers at the conference and she addressed, among other things, the connected culture of today, the desire of many younger people to be ‘you tubers’ and the ‘rebirth of the guru’.
But most of all she stressed the importance of being kind. ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’
The two day conference took place at SKYCITY Convention Centre and included award presentations, functions, supplier-agent meetings, company updates and plenty of networking.
• Everyone in the photos on this page are from helloworld Travel branded stores unless otherwise stated

Published in Paparazzo
Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:47

NZTB – Helloworld

From 1 July, New Zealand Travel Brokers will join the Helloworld network as an Associate Member.

Published in Hot Topics
Thursday, 25 October 2018 21:51

Melanie moves on from QR

Melanie Watson is moving on from her role as commercial manager New Zealand in the Auckland office of Qatar Airways.


Published in People
Monday, 24 September 2018 21:00

New face at GO C&I

Sandy Botterill is the new general manager at GO C&I. Among other things, she will be focusing on growth strategies for the business, further meeting clients’ needs and innovations.


Published in People
Monday, 13 August 2018 21:54

Helloworld celebrates success

The annual Helloworld branded network gala awards dinner was held at Wellington’s Te Papa on Saturday night.

Published in New Zealand
Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:39

Waikato agent retires

Well known Waikato agent Lynne Moore is retiring from travel after 18 years of owning and operating Harvey World Travel Dinsdale and The Travel Directors.

Published in People
Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:07

Retail rookie gives starter’s tops

Having a passion for selling travel, a commercial background and the guidance of mentors are the keys for a good start in the industry, says Tracey LeeLewis, of helloworld Waipukurau.


Lee-Lewis is a finalist in the TAANZ National Travel Industry Awards 2018 and has been in the travel industry for nine months. She says that having travelled across the world, ‘though there are still many stones unturned,’ she is passionate about making others’ dreams comes true. ‘And working as a lawyer for the 10 years prior to my entry into the travel industry has given me a good commercial understanding of how a successful business operates. Plus with the help and guidance of an inspiring mentor – the helloworld family – I have been able to hit the ground running.’ She says holidays to Australia and the South Pacific are ‘bread and butter’ business. ‘But we also have a strong cruising clientele, river cruising in particular. My involvement in the running of the business will allow my business partner (and mother, Ellen Lee) to focus on tours and escorted group travel.

Published in People

Sue and Paul Robinson didn’t take any heed of the naysayers when they first became travel agency store owners three years ago.

After a stint in insurance broking and then a successful property management come inbound tourism venture (especially around the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand), they looked for new opportunities.

‘I looked at franchise for the first time; we have always started our own businesses until then,’ says Sue Robinson.

Published in Hot Off The Press

New Zealand suppliers, particularly hoteliers, are being urged to ‘get creative’ on the eve of New Zealand’s biggest tourism showcase.
TRENZ 2017 kicks off officially tonight but last night helloworld Travel Limited got in early by hosting 70 inbound and wholesale partners to a function at Pilkingtons in Auckland.
Joe McCormick, helloworld’s general manager procurement, says inbound business through divisions such as aot and a.t.s Pacific continues to grow but is hamstrung by the well-publicised lack of hotel

Published in Hot Topics
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