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'What some financial advice with that holiday?'

Thursday, 17 December 2020 01:37

A new partnership between Travel Managers Group (TMG), international financial technology business, Ratebroker, and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is opening doors for experienced New Zealand travel brokers so they can get back in business – this time providing financial advice.

Travel brokers have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 travel downturn and a number of them are now being given the opportunity to turn customer service skills to the financial

Mondo Travel business sold

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 01:08

The directors of Mondo Travel have announced the sale of the business to Mt Eden's Chris and Tamsin Hammonds who were among the founding members. They have described the decision as 'difficult' but say they felt now was the time to hand over 'to the very capable hands of Chris Hammonds.'

Hammonds has thanked the directors, particularly CEO Tony Terrill who has been in the role since Digby Lawley passed away in 2012.

Call to be 'more creative on borders' from airlines board

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 00:36

The Board of Airline Representatives in New Zealand (BARNZ) continues to advocate for a two-speed then three-speed approach to travel from source markets depending on their Covid risk profile.

And BARNZ executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers told the Tourism Export Council NZ Xmas Symposium this week that he is still hopeful of an open border to the Cook Islands before