Wednesday, 11 October 2023 02:10

Ireland over eight days

Innovative Travel’s MD, Robyn Galloway, has just completed an Innovative Travel eight-day Unforgettable Ireland coach tour and says tourism on the island is buoyant.

Having experienced the product first hand, Galloway assures agents that it is an easy sell.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 11 July 2023 01:37

All about Egypt

Innovative Travel’s two-week Egypt roadshow has wound up after a series of presentations focusing on Egypt. The roadshow gave travel agents and their selected clients the opportunity to hear from Innovative Travel’s Cairo based director and former chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Board, Elhamy ElZayat. The events provided an insight into the life and times of the boy king Tutankhamen, who is in turn the key inspiration for the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza.


Published in Paparazzo
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 20:50

Innovative adds campervan GSA

Innovative travel has signed a GSA agreement with Ireland’s BUNK campervan rentals, the latest step in the company’s expanding Irish product portfolio.

‘A lot of New Zealanders went out and bought campervans during Covid and that has rekindled people’s love for this sort of travel,’ says Robyn Galloway, managing director of Innovative Travel. ‘It is also an ideal way to see Ireland, get off the beaten track and discover the smaller towns and villages.’

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 20:51

Innovative researches Tassie

Innovative Travel’s Robyn Galloway has just returned from Tasmania where she researched the finishing touches for the upcoming hosted Travel Companions Club Tasmanian tour. 

Tasmania is a new closer to home destination, added in repsonse to feedback from some Travel Companions members. Galloway says the island offers a diverse touring experience.

Published in Australia
Monday, 15 August 2022 22:44

Increase of Kiwis to Egypt

Egyptian Ambassador to New Zealand,  Dina Farouk El Sehy, reports an upward trend of New Zealanders again travelling to Egypt. 

Speaking to Robyn Galloway MD of Innovative Travel at Egypt’s National Day celebrations in Wellington yesterday the ambassador acknowledged the company’s long-standing commitment to Egypt, which has continued for over 30 years. 

Published in Africa, Middle East
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 02:22

Turkey by coach returns

Traditional 14 and 15-day coach touring is back for Turkey, says Innovative Travel MD Robyn Galloway.

‘Clients who may opt for independent travel in other destinations, often choose a coach tour in Turkey, as it is the simplest and most convenient style to explore this destination – four times the size of the UK,’ says Galloway.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:18

Addressing clients' hesitancy

'Hearing about client hesitancy for long haul travel provided a compelling reason to travel as early as possible following the New Zealand border opening,’ says Robyn Galloway, managing director of Innovative Travel.

Galloway has just returned from a five-country, 10-flight tour reconnecting with Northern Hemisphere partners.

Published in Hot Topics
Friday, 08 April 2022 05:34

Ireland welcoming back Kiwis

The Emerald Isle has shown that is ready to once again to welcome Kiwis following the attendance at the Meet the Buyer trade event in Meitheal  (Killarney) by Tourism Ireland’s NZ rep Darragh Walshe and Innovative Travel’s Robyn Galloway.

‘It was also important to show the Irish industry that New Zealand is now opening up again,’ says Walshe. ‘We were particularly happy to be able to host Robyn at the Meitheal event for the first time. Her enthusiasm for the breadth of product and the opportunities for the New Zealand market was plain to see – especially by the tourism board and government heads.

Published in Europe
Thursday, 03 February 2022 18:41

New tour for Ancient Kingdoms

Innovative Travel has released a new 24-day tour combining traditional destination favourites Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Jordan for 2022.

Managing Director Robyn Galloway says the tour is also being released internationally to cater for markets seeking a small group tour experience, who are ready and able to travel.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 03:24

Assisted travel ‘worth more’

High-end enquiries for bespoke FIT and inter-generational holidays is the fastest growing trend following the Government announcement that the New Zealand border will re-open for longer haul travel in 2022, according to Innovative Travel managing director, Robyn Galloway.

‘Families and individuals with generous budgets are seeking bespoke arrangements and peace of mind travel, with local in-country 24/7 backup,’ Galloway says.

Published in Africa, Middle East
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