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After 34 years of working in travel and cruise,  industry stalwart Tony Smith of Francis Travel Marketing (FTM) will be semi-retiring at the end of June.

Published in People
Saturday, 08 June 2024 23:22

Cruise panel: Inter-gen groups still on-board

The key trends of inter-generational travel and staying close to home continue to be drivers in the cruise industry, according to speakers at yesterday’s Skal Auckland lunch at Grand Millennium Hotel.

Published in Cruising Updates
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 22:13

New office, strong 2024 outlook for FTM

Francis Travel Marketing (FTM) has marked a significant milestone in its recovery and rebuild from the Covid years with a move into a North Shore Auckland office last week.

Published in Industry News
Friday, 03 March 2023 04:35

Cruising the Nile in luxury

If clients are heading to Egypt it is important they do it the right way to ensure they get the most out of their experience, says Kenzie Imam, board member of Traveline Egypt which owns five ships cruising on the Nile under the Movenpick Cruising banner.

‘Going on line and winging it is the wrong way,’ says Imam.

Published in Cruising Updates
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 21:14

Optimism around NZ cruises

Optimism is growing around the resumption of New Zealand based cruising, with PONANT releasing details of three cruises early next year.

The company says it is ‘working with authorities for a potential restart and looks forward to a positive result.’ PONANT adds that the objective is to ‘provide locals with a fabulous luxury expedition programme at the same time as giving economic benefits to

Published in Cruising Updates