‘We’re not suggesting any sort of hard sell or that people should be pushed into travel. But we are aware that many New Zealanders are keen to get on the move again when it is safe to do so.’ Dymond says the trade needs to be aware that the United Kingdom in particular is starting to book on tours now that the vaccine programme is being successfully rolled out. ‘Japan by Rail has been so popular that we have had to add six new departures. Our cherry blossom season tours in 2022 are close to being sold out. So if an agent has a client that is already looking to go, this is a way for them to put a small deposit down and secure a place.’
Destination showcases coming up
Wendy Wu Tours will operate a series of destinational live webinars for agents and their clients, with exclusive deals being offered to those who attend.
Paul Dymond, managing director of Wendy Wu Tours, says dates will be officially announced next week but the series will begin late this month and progress through March.
‘For any trade who sign up and bring their clients we will give them exclusive deals for a longer period so they can distribute to their database,’ says Dymond. He says the presentations will give people the opportunity to talk with experts from the destinations.
‘We’ll cover seven destinations over the series so people can pick and choose the places they are most interested in.’