Staggering the New Zealand school holidays by region would reduce a ‘quick glut’ of business followed quickly by a soft period for domestic tourism, says Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) president Brent Thomas.

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The decision to allow Kiwis to start travelling around the country by air under Alert Level 2 will help kick-start regional economies says the New Zealand Aviation Coalition (NZAC).

Justin Tighe-Umbers, chair of NZAC, says the move will help save and regrow jobs and businesses.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 03:00

TAANZ, brands submit to govt

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ), with contributions and endorsements from Flight Centre, Helloworld, House of Travel and First Travel Group, has presented a submission to government on travel supplier credits – remedies and protections for travel agents and consumers.

TAANZ chief executive Andrew Olsen says the submission laid out the inherent risk in credits, supplier failure and consumers seeking refunds, and the travel agent bearing the brunt of chargebacks and collapse.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:43

TAANZ cuts costs, awards

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) has cancelled this year’s National Travel Industry Awards.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 00:32

TAANZ: ‘Consumer in this with us’

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) is hoping to present a firm recommendation on its stance around airline refunds and credits to appropriate government ministers early next week.

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Monday, 06 April 2020 21:44

TAANZ asks for 80%

The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) has proposed to the government that the next 12-week assistance package is paid to all travel agent business owners on a per owner, per employee and contractor basis at 80% of the living wage (equalling $676.8 a week).

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:51

TAANZ responds to Consumer NZ

TAANZ has come out swinging in response to comments made by Consumer NZ's Jessica Wilson on Radio NZ on Monday of this week. CEO Andrew Olsen has written to both Radio NZ and Consumer NZ – here's his letter in full to Consumer's Jessica Wilson.

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Travel agents are being asked to submit their Covid-19 experiences to the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) so that it can be part of industry messaging ‘on the other side’.

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Saturday, 28 March 2020 05:35

Some clients ‘testy’

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) is advising members to keep calm and stay on top of their BSP.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:09

‘No gossip’ as crisis bites

Among the stories of colleagues and competitors coming together for the common good of the travel and tourism sectors, it is important that people don’t cause harm with conjecture, says business owner and TAANZ (Travel Agents’ Association if New Zealand) board member Keith Sumner.

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