Company stakeholders Scott Mehrtens, Les Mehrtens and Barbara Mehrtens, with Karen Baldwin, AgriTravel manager Company stakeholders Scott Mehrtens, Les Mehrtens and Barbara Mehrtens, with Karen Baldwin, AgriTravel manager

ITO buys agri-tour specialist

Travel Time South Pacific has acquired AgriTravel International, a Waikato-based company which creates customised agricultural and special interest tours across New Zealand.

 

The purchase strengthens Travel Time South Pacific’s inbound tour operator business and enables a broader range of specialised product offerings for their international clientele. The purchase of the specialist agricultural tour operator fits into Travel Time South Pacific’s growth and expansion strategies and will enable them to offer specialised agricultural tours both domestically and to the growing number of international clients seeking to visit one of the world’s most progressive agricultural nations.

 

‘Our acquisition of AgriTravel International complements our overall tailor-made travel offerings so we can now provide a stronger focus on these much specialised agricultural tour itineraries and agri-biz programmes,’ says Scott Mehrtens, managing director of Travel Time South Pacific. Karen Baldwin, who has been managing AgriTravel International for the last five years, has joined the Travel Time South Pacific team. ‘AgriTravel will continue to work with its valued suppliers to offer creative tour programmes for our existing clients and new markets keen to meet the people and businesses that shape the agricultural sector in New Zealand,’ says Baldwin.

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