Monday, 14 September 2020 20:19

Luxury Waiheke with Viva

Viva has launched an easy getaway for couples, friends and foodies on Waiheke Island.

Clients stay in a boutique luxury lodge with ocean views and an in-house fine dining chef who will design a four course dining experience to suit.

Published in New Zealand
Thursday, 10 September 2020 08:04

Viva's luxury Wairarapa getaway

Viva is offering an escape to the countryside region of Wairarapa, where the views and incredible wineries make an ideal setting for a short luxury getaway from Wellington. 

Clients stay in the luxury of Wharekauhau's country estate, set above Palliser Bay.  They can relax in front of the fireplace and/or take a walk or bike ride on one of the many trails over the estate.

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 27 July 2020 23:36

Viva – a catch up and a reflection

 

Viva Expeditions recently hosted North Shore, Auckland travel agents at its office for drinks and to celebrate a new beginning. The invitation noted that agents just needed to bring a smile and a hug.

Meantime, managing director Rachel Williams has revealed Viva Expeditions’ Covid story in an honest and open reflection on her blog. 

‘I think everyone in travel is really hurting by what has happened, I thought by being open and honest about how it feels from the wholesaler perspective others may relate.  At the end of the day we are all in this together and there is some solace in that,’ says Williams

https://vivaexpeditions.com/blog/our-covid-story

Published in Paparazzo

James McAlloon, Chimu Adventures' relationship manager for Queensland will walk across Australia to raise money for people working in South America’s tourism industry hit hard by Covid-19.

In countries where government handouts are few and far between, earning a living for people, who normally make a living out of tourism, has been at all but at a standstill.

McAlloon’s responded to Chimu’s ‘shout out’ to its teams for ideas on how to raise money for the hardest hit.

Published in People
Monday, 06 April 2020 22:13

In and out of South America

Viva Expeditions is recounting a March tour led by guides Franco De Antoni and Melinda Cleaver.

Published in Americas
Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:44

Common goal in Latin America

Rachel Williams, founder of Viva Expeditions, recently had a date with Latin American ambassadors to discuss tourism trends and ways to grow travel to their countries.

Published in Americas
Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:18

Kiwis add Colombia to their bucket lists

Overcoming historical ideas that Colombia is a dangerous destination was one of the key areas discussed when Viva Expeditions met with the ambassador of Colombia, Jaime Bueno-Miranda and the consulate general of Colombia, Lennin Hernandez recently. Colombia is now one of the most stable nations in Latin America. Colombia is experiencing a tourism renaissance unlike any other. With record low crime rates, booming economic growth, and the promise of increased political stability, Colombia’s tourism arrivals have risen sharply from 3.3 million in 2011 to 5.7 million in 2017. CLICK HERE to view Viva Expedition’s Colombia Highlights holiday.

Published in Americas

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