travel&co. and Air New Zealand have launched an incentive that will see eight Kiwi travel agents jetting off to Canada in March 2024. No ski or board experience is needed as there will be plenty of time for lessons and après ski and exploring Vancouver.
Cruise World’s Canada Traveller reports an uptick in New Zealanders planning extended and longer land holidays, or pre/post arrangements for cruises in Alaska.
‘In both cases most New Zealanders are keen to include an iconic Rocky Mountaineer train journey through the Rockies,’ says general manager Cherryl Browne. ‘Western Canada has not lost any of its charm and appeal to New Zealanders, but availability is understandably limited in 2022 for the train, and for hotels in the Rockies.’
APT has launched its most popular Canada and Alaska holidays for 2023 early so travel agents can secure the best deals for clients.
The 16-page brochure showcases five key itineraries with multiple departures dates from April to September 2023. Savings of up to $3,500 per couple are on offer for bookings made prior to 29 April 2022.
World Journeys reports that a new attraction offering the ‘ultimate natural high’ has opened on Vancouver Island, BC.
The Malahat SkyWalk immerses visitors in nature as they embark along a wooden walkway through the forest, then ascend a circular ramp gently rising to the top of a 10-storey, spiral tower lookout.
At the top, guests are 250 metres above sea level and enjoy 360-degree views of two countries, including islands, inlets, fjords, forests and mountains in British Columbia and Washington State.
Destination British Columbia in Canada is preparing to welcome the world, launching ‘Open to More’. The concept aims to encourage wider exploration and new adventures throughout the province.
A trip planning tool supporting Open to More has been developed on-line at exploreBC.com, highlighting ideas to experience British Columbia in a new light.
Destination British Columbia identified the top 10 BC experiences over spring, summer and autumn:
Canada is a star player in North America’s incentive travel scene, corporate agents in New Zealand were told yesterday.
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.’