Oregon not exaggerating to Kiwi trade

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:43

A long term relationship with the New Zealand and Australian markets and the trade here continues to pay off for the US state of Oregon, says Todd Davidson, chief executive officer of the Oregon Tourism Commission. Davidson says Australasia is now the fifth largest overseas market for Oregon, spending US$42 million dollars a year there. Traffic from the combined markets grew by 53% from 2013 to 2018.

Vancouver and beyond

Thursday, 24 October 2019 06:14

The opportunity for more yield by utilising increased connectivity to and beyond Vancouver was highlighted at the Canada Eh! event in Auckland this week.

Jared Jamison, sales account manager for Air New Zealand, says a move to the 787-900 (rather than the 777-200) in December also puts more Business Premier and premium economy on the AKL-YVR route. Both cabins are in demand with New  Zealanders heading to Canada, he says. ‘We’ve got 29 connections within domestic Canada working with Air Canada, United Airlines and WestJet Airlines that can be accessed via our North American gateways and there will be connections from New York into Canada as well.’

More at Panorama Mountain Resort

Monday, 14 October 2019 01:31

On the back of its busiest snow season in more than a decade, Canada’s Panorama Mountain Resort is making significant investments to enhance the visitor experience.

Ski BC, Canada agent famil

Monday, 30 September 2019 20:21

travel&co. and Air Canada have launched an incentive that will see six Kiwi travel agents jetting off to Canada in March 2020.

Excite – Disney partnership

Monday, 23 September 2019 22:54

Excite Holidays is partnering with Disneyland Resort in California for its ‘Dream a Little Longer’ campaign.

Explore DC neighbourhoods

Friday, 06 September 2019 00:05

Washington DC’s neighbourhoods were to the fore at SO Auckland this week when the city’s tourism organisation invited agents to ‘Discover the REAL DC.’

Influencers shred... party

Monday, 19 August 2019 22:32

travel&co has a new ski/board group tour for the 2019/20 season.

That wasn’t there before…

Monday, 19 August 2019 22:21

Clients who head to the Big Island of Hawaii now can see a new black sand beach, formed by the volcanic eruption last year.

Busabout: New trips, 3 Stop Pass

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 01:28

Busabout has launched its 2020 USA & Canada brochure with three new guided adventures and a 3 Stop Hopon Hop-off Pass on its West Coast coach travel network.

Renowned artist to exhibit at NY’s botanic gardens

Sunday, 04 August 2019 20:58

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will feature the work of internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama as its major exhibition in 2020.

Running from 2 May through to 1 November, the works will cover the spectrum of Kusama’s multifaceted practice and introduce major new works, including immersive experiences created specifically for this exhibition.

Vancouver day tours

Thursday, 18 July 2019 23:53

A range of new tours has been launched in Vancouver this year, encompassing bikes, beer, food and the rainbow community.

Music guides: agents can win

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 02:00

Excite Holidays and Brand USA have launched a new series of itinerary-style guides, themed around popular destinations for music across the USA.

Southern States turn on charm

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 02:14

Globus Family of Brands’ top ten performing agents across all brand categories in the 2018/19 year have just returned from a Supertour of the US.

US sector: shorter queues

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:47

The United States travel industry wants agents’ clients to get into America quicker and easier – that was the message from industry leaders at IPW, the USA’s travel and tourism showcase, last week.

A German – Texas mix

Friday, 07 June 2019 02:05

The German – Texas culture of Fredericksburg is being highlighted to Kiwis as an easy road trip (about four hours) from gateway Houston.

California’s roads pave way

Friday, 07 June 2019 01:04

California has just launched a major global campaign focused on road trips and urges travel agents and brokers to swot up on the opportunities the programme provides.

New York City on road in NZ

Monday, 06 May 2019 22:45

NYC & Company visited Auckland and Wellington for agent training events last week.

Contiki adds to Latin America

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 23:00

Contiki has launched five new trips to Patagonia and Colombia and 13 improved trips across Latin America in its latest product release for the region.

Festivals in the Andes

Monday, 18 March 2019 23:58

New festival experiences are available in Peru through Viva Expeditions. Inti Raymi and Qoyllur Rit’I are two annual religious festivals in Inca/Andean tradition that take place during the winter solstice in Cusco.

Contributing in Peru

Friday, 08 March 2019 01:09

Clients looking to gain insight into the day-to-day lives of local Andean people, and make a difference to their lives, can include a visit to Misminay community in Peru.

Agents choose Chicago

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:43

by Aleisha Moore
Auckland agents joined Choose Chicago, Chicago Airport and Air New Zealand mid-November to celebrate the launch of Air New Zealand’s direct Auckland to Chicago service.
Fiona Love from The Travel Corporation won the major prize of the night, which included return flights on Air New Zealand to Chicago, five nights’ accommodation, sight-seeing excursions and more.
The evening was a chance for Chicago promoters to share insider tips, allowing agents to better sell the destination.

Southern USA with Masterchefs

Thursday, 25 October 2018 21:58

Masterchef winners Karena and Kasey are embarking on a one-off trip to the USA with Costsaver on Friday 3 May 2019.


Save on TTC’s North America

Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:34

With options to suit a variety of travel preferences, The Travel Corporation brands are promoting a limited time savings of up to 17.5% off selected USA & Canada trips in 2019.


Argentina: great for groups

Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:06

Adventure World’s destination expert Jorja Stone has just returned from hosting an agent educational trip to Argentina with Andy Stock, where seven kiwi agents experienced the cultural, artistic and architectural heritage on offer in the region.


DC appoints NZ rep

Monday, 08 October 2018 22:37

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organisation for Washington DC, has appointed Canuckiwi Ltd to represent it in New Zealand and Australia.


Responsible tourism in SA

Saturday, 22 September 2018 02:56

Having witnessed the detrimental effects of overtourism around the world, priorities are shifting towards offering a more beneficial, sustainable and less-invasive form of tourism.


Must-see Broadway shows

Friday, 14 September 2018 00:31

AIM Holidays has tickets on sale for five new shows in New York this autumn/winter:


‘What’s Your Santa Monica Soul’

Monday, 10 September 2018 23:43

Excite Holidays has launched ‘What’s Your Santa Monica Soul’, in conjunction with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism.

Viva–Chimu Buenos Aires famil

Monday, 10 September 2018 23:37

Viva Expeditions, Chimu Adventures (flights courtesy of Air New Zealand) took six Orbit Travel Agents plus an Air New Zealand representative on an in-depth tour of Bueno Aires.

Win fam trip to ski BC

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:20

Agents have the chance to win a fam trip place on a Ski British Columbia Agent Famil planned for early 2019.

Machu Picchu in luxury

Friday, 31 August 2018 03:02

Although the Inca Trail is an amazing hike, the arduous journey is not for all clients.

Aloha Waikiki

Monday, 20 August 2018 22:45

It was yet another successful Aloha Down Under event with interest as always in Aqua-Aston Hotels and Resorts’ extensive portfolio of properties across Hawaii.

Free night in Quito

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:14

World Journeys says clients can receive one free night at the boutique Casa Gangotena hotel in Quito, when booking a two-night stay there in conjunction with a Galapagos Cruise.

October in the Atacama

Monday, 13 August 2018 21:39

World Journeys has late availability savings of 15% on stays at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa in Chile, for travel in October 2018.

Rio de Janeiro in-depth

Thursday, 09 August 2018 22:54

World Journeys can now offer in-depth touring options in Rio de Janeiro, for travellers who want to see beyond the usual tourist sights.

Patagonian Cruising offer

Monday, 06 August 2018 22:17

World Journeys has savings of 25% on select 2018 departures of its five-day Australis Cruising in Patagonia itinerary in southern Chile, when booked by 30 August 2018.

HOT agent wins Latin Escapades

Thursday, 02 August 2018 22:49

Melanie Bartram, House of Travel Ferrymead, is the big winner in South America Tourism Office’s Latin Escapades sales incentive.

New look hotels say Aloha in New Zealand

Thursday, 02 August 2018 21:23

The upgrading, relaunching and rebranding of properties, especially around Waikiki, was a big part of the message at Aloha Down Under in Wellington and Auckland this week.

Buenos Aires and Beyond

Monday, 30 July 2018 21:54

A final call is out for agents to RSVP for the Buenos Aires and Beyond event.

Ancient Peru ‘more accessible’

Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:51

Eclipse Travel is reminding agents that from 30 August this year, Peru’s Chachapoyas and Kuélap will become more accessible, with domestic airline LC Perú announcing direct flights between Lima and Chachapoyas each Thursday and Sunday.

High time in Whistler

Monday, 23 July 2018 21:02

Whistler’s newly named Cloudraker Skybridge will open year-round (although it will only be accessible to skiers and snowboarders in the winter.)

Common goal in Latin America

Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:44

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.

Uptown Foodie Walk in Dallas

Monday, 16 July 2018 21:27

Adventure World Travel is encouraging guests on its USA itinerary to take up an insider’s view into the West Village, a walkable urban living, dining and shopping district in the heart of Dallas.

Emerging South America

Monday, 16 July 2018 20:36

Agents are being urged to suggest Colombia to clients seeking an emerging destination in South America.

Best of Two Worlds

Thursday, 12 July 2018 21:10

Adventure World has savings of up to $1855pp on its best of Two Worlds Patagonia itinerary if booked before 31 December 2018.

Buenos Aires and Beyond Event

Friday, 06 July 2018 01:02

Air New Zealand, Viva Expeditions and Chimu Adventures have announced their next trade fiesta ‘Buenos Aires and Beyond’ on 14 August 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

America’s music with Excite

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:29

Excite Holidays has launched its latest campaign, The Music That Made America, in conjunction with Brand USA, Travel Portland and Choose Chicago.

Gastronomic Latin America

Friday, 29 June 2018 01:21

Last week, the 2018 winners of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were unveiled in Bilbao, Spain, and highlighted seven Latin American restaurants in the top 50.

Falklands & South Georgia

Monday, 25 June 2018 23:17

Viva Expeditions has a 50% discount to Falklands and South Georgia on the Ocean Adventurer Cruise.

New brand’s got soul

Monday, 25 June 2018 23:08

The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau has rebranded and is now known as Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing organisation representing the tourism and hospitality industry for Memphis and Shelby County.

Win a place on famil to Rio, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls

Monday, 25 June 2018 23:00

Eclipse Travel is offering New Zealand travel agents the chance to win a place on a nine day famil to Argentina and Brazil to showcase some of its most popular first timer product.

Win a small group holiday to SA

Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:50

Viva Expeditions has announced its next Travel Agent Prize Draw, where an agent will win a small group tour to either Peru or Patagonia.

Agent finder’s fee boost for SA tour

Monday, 18 June 2018 21:33

Agents are being offered a significant finder’s fee for a hosted South America tour departing 20 October. The three week escorted tour of South America with travel blogger and Newstalk ZB travel correspondent Megan Singleton, returns 9 November.


It covers Buenos Aires, Iguacu Falls, Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Santiago. ‘It would be ideal for the mid-life traveller who has South America on their list but wants all the hard work done for them so they are free to just enjoy the history, culture, food and music,’ says Singleton. The tour has space for about four more people and bookings can be made until 30 June. or