Nicola Thomas from Accent on Travel Auckland went home with a signed All Black shirt when she met Sam Whitelock and four other rugby greats at an All Black Tours breakfast function this week. Click on each photo below to see who else caught up with the sporting heroes.
A continued push of its premium economy cabin, emphasis on the code share arrangements with Air New Zealand (including an ‘all 787’ route over Shanghai), and a focus on destination London are all part of Virgin Atlantic’s plans in New Zealand next year.
VS held a Christmas function at the Northern Club in Auckland on Wednesday night and took the opportunity to re-introduce Shanghai based commercial manager Janine Walsh to the trade.
It was both a Christmas thank you and an update when Brand USA and partners held a function at Little Easy Pub, Ponsonby in Auckland recently.
Speaking at Travelport’s Christmas get together on Wednesday night, Rob Clark Travelport country manager NZ announced that Air New Zealand is the 100th carrier to go live with the company’s Rich Content and Branding.
‘We know this is a game changer. We’re already live with 30 of the world’s largest carriers, and we are absolutely stoked for Air New Zealand to be joining us,’ says Clark.
‘We’re the only GDS with this type of capability.’
Wednesday night saw industry members from across the travel sector congregate at Auckland’s Sub Rosa Café for an end of year, industry appreciation function.
'Great wine, great food and great mates' was the theme of Starwood's Christmas gig in Auckland this year. Wholesale partners were hosted by Starwoods's #teamsamoa and #teamfiji at uber cool Ponsonby venue, Mr Toms.