NZ Travel Brokers formed a partnership with Air New Zealand earlier this year to operate the Air New Zealand Holidays Travel Brokers brand. ‘The transition has involved a lot of hard work from both sides. We’re grateful for the effort the Air New Zealand Holidays Travel Brokers, the NZTB support team, and Air New Zealand have put into making the transition a smooth one,’ say Lee and Flynn. ‘We think the Air New Zealand Holidays Travel Brokers are a great fit for the NZTB family, and we’re looking forward to helping them further develop and grow their businesses.’
Air New Zealand general manager market development & retail sales Annabelle Fowler says the airline was ‘thrilled’ to find in NZ Travel Brokers a local Kiwi business that would ensure the ongoing success of the brand. Linda Simpson-Lina, Elaine Casey, Fiona Rowan, Lee Johns, Owen Wood, Vanessa Skilton, Vanessa Carmichael, Lisa Glassey, Michelle Kean, Helen Baxter, Virgil Nickel and Connie Hu, along with their respective staff members, made the move to NZ Travel Brokers under the licence agreement with Air New Zealand.
A number of the group have joined the Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network. ‘Given the intense competition in the broker space, it’s fantastic to see the NZ Travel Brokers portfolio increase further with more high calibre travel professionals choosing them and in turn the FTG family. Steve, Guy and the team lead a great business model which continues to set the benchmark in this sector,’ says Malcolm MacLeod of First Travel Group. All have been granted TAANZ Approved Broker status.