Press Release – Traveltrade New Zealand
FJ Reveals New Look, NZ Continues Bali Service, JQ Opens First Retail Outlet , WIN a Contiki sustainable drink bottle
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FJ Reveals New Look, NZ Continues Bali Service, JQ Opens First Retail Outlet, WIN a Contiki sustainable drink bottle
Air Pacific reveals new look
Air Pacific (FJ) recently revealed livery and features for its three new A330s to be introduced from March 2013 when the airline returns to its former name, Fiji Airways. Held in Suva on Fiji Day guests were treated to a viewing of the launch video, which unveiled the new look as well as the meaning behind the three masi symbols, specially created to represent Fiji Airways. Read More…
NZ continues Bali service
Due to high passenger numbers over 2012, Air New Zealand (NZ) has announced it will operate a second season of Auckland to Baliservices next year. A B767-300 aircraft will operate twice weekly non-stop Auckland – Denpasar services for from June 1 to October 15 – three weeks longer than the 2012 season. Read More…
FJ soars higher
Air Pacific (FJ) is continuing to do well since its successful turnaround which began when new CEO Dave Pflieger came onboard two years ago. In Suva for the official unveiling of the new livery and features for its upcoming Fiji Airways aircrafts, Pflieger told Traveltrade that financially FJ is doing better than expected this year and looks forward to taking on low cost competitors with a better product. Read More…
JQ opens first retail outlet
The Jetstar Group has opened its first Travel Shop in Jakarta. Jetstar Asia and Valuair CEO Barathan Pasupathi says Jetstar (JQ) is focussed on looking at distribution solutions to make the carrier’s fares more accessible to more people. Read More…
Topdeck appoints NZ res team
Topdeck has announced the appointment of a dedicated reservations team in New Zealand. The youth travel operator has two staff working in central Auckland who will take all New Zealand enquiries as well as process all bookings. All calls and bookings were previously handled by Topdeck’s reservations team at its Brisbane headquarters in Queensland.Read More…
MSC Cruises’ 48-hour sale
MSC Cruises is to stage a 48-hour sale on its range of cruises and cruise ships with seven-night Mediterranean sailings starting at $439 per person twin share. Bookings for seven-night Red Sea cruises begin at $429pp, twin share, 16-night Grand Voyages start at $739pp twin share (around $46pp per day, twin share). Read More…
Cox & Kings purchases Explore
The New Zealand GSA for Explore Discovery Adventures will change from Adventure World to Tempo Holidays today. Tempo Holidays’ parent company, Cox and Kings, recently purchased Explore. “The change in GSA is a logical move,” Tempo Holidays New Zealand manager Lindsay Cowan said. “The product will fit nicely alongside Cox & Kings’ other brands including Bentours, Tempo Holidays and Cox & Kings Small Group Journeys.” Read More…
Samoa’s main island of Upolu offers something for everyone, from the hustle and bustle of Apia to natural attractions like To Sua Ocean Trench and the idyllic Lalomanu Beach.
Agents, wholesalers get into the South African spirit
Kiwi agents and wholesalers were treated to some Friday night fun at the Hilton in Auckland last week for the South African Tourism Roadshow. Two lucky winners received seats on their 2013 famil.
Pictured here: Suzanne Conradie, South African Airways (2nd left) and Lalie Ngozi, South African Tourism (2nd right), presented Helen Moffit (l) and Zonja Kriel (r), both Harvey World Travel, with a seat each on the 2013 South Africa famil. See more...
WIN one of 10 Contiki drink bottles
Together Contiki and Sustainable Coastlines have produced branded aluminium drink bottles, encouraging explorers to refill their bottles and save money on bottled water and the hassle of disposing of the empties.
Access all areas
This month, Traveltrade will look at accessible travel options for elderly and disabled clients with a focus on cruising. We’ll also talk to agents about this year’s most popular destinations and tours for the more mature market.