Viva Expeditions recently hosted North Shore, Auckland travel agents at its office for drinks and to celebrate a new beginning. The invitation noted that agents just needed to bring a smile and a hug.
Meantime, managing director Rachel Williams has revealed Viva Expeditions’ Covid story in an honest and open reflection on her blog.
‘I think everyone in travel is really hurting by what has happened, I thought by being open and honest about how it feels from the wholesaler perspective others may relate. At the end of the day we are all in this together and there is some solace in that,’ says Williams
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Viva Expeditions has a new range of luxury experiences in New Zealand. It has more than 30 domestic trips - exclusive heli-tours, remote luxury lodges, sub-Antarctic adventures and more.
A LATAM aircraft chartered by Viva Expeditions and the New Zealand Government set off from Lima in Peru towards Santiago in Chile this week, making a stop in the popular tourist destination of Cusco (the base for visiting Machu Picchu) to pick up more stranded tourists.
Helen Urban has joined Viva as sales support. She will be keeping travel agents updated with new sales, tour updates and support Flavio Stadnik in his BDM role.
Viva Expeditions has a new destination specialist – Kerren Knighton joined the sales team late April and has settled in selling tours across Latin America and Antarctica.
New festival experiences are available in Peru through Viva Expeditions. Inti Raymi and Qoyllur Rit’I are two annual religious festivals in Inca/Andean tradition that take place during the winter solstice in Cusco.
Having witnessed the detrimental effects of overtourism around the world, priorities are shifting towards offering a more beneficial, sustainable and less-invasive form of tourism.
Viva Expeditions, Chimu Adventures (flights courtesy of Air New Zealand) took six Orbit Travel Agents plus an Air New Zealand representative on an in-depth tour of Bueno Aires.