A niche wholesaler dealing in the events sector is expecting ‘phenomenal demand’ for sporting and cultural occasions next year – both far afield and close to home.
Just as pent up demand has seen Kiwis booking ‘once-in a-lifetime’ destinations such as Galapagos, the Poles and Alaska, they are also registering interest for high profile motorsports, tennis, golf and US sporting events such as basketball, baseball, NFL (American Football), and ice hockey, says Jay Soysa, AIM Holidays’ product/reservations manager.
Supercars are heading to New Zealand from 6-7 November for Round 11 of the ITM Supercars Championship at Pukekohe Raceway.
AIM Holidays has a package with three nights accommodation and a two-day general admission plus paddock pass from $399 per person (quad share of two bedroom apartment on a room only basis).
AIM Holidays has launched a series of domestic special interest tours under the banner ‘Bring the World to New Zealand’.
AIM Holidays has expanded its domestic product range to keep up with anticipated demand for domestic travel, says reservations manager Jay Soysa.
AIM Holidays has operated in the domestic market for over five years and to date the concentration has been on short-stay packages in the main cities, packages with a show or event ticket or overnight stays at Auckland Airport.
It’s not quite ‘business as usual’ but New Zealand retailers and wholesalers say that their clients are still not only enquiring about travel but also booking despite the publicity around coronavirus.
AIM Holidays is reminding agents that it has packages available for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney from 17 to 19 October at the ANZ Stadium.
For the first time, Aim Holidays is offering packages to the Isle of Man TT for next year prior to this year’s event ending.