Two travel industry stalwarts have launched what they describe as an ‘agent-centric’ domestic wholesaler. New Zealand 4 Discovery has been created by Mike Geary, formerly of GO Holidays and House of Travel; and Francis Mortimer, previously with Air New Zealand.
More recently, the two have run their own travel businesses – Geary in hotel representation across the South Pacific and Mortimer wholesaling inbound travel from the French markets.
In light of Covid-19 they have used their resources in distribution and product to create opportunities for retail travel agencies and brokers to offer new travel options for their clients. ‘We’re not just rolling out the same old holiday packages on the so called golden route,’ says Geary. While they will offer short breaks in traditional centres, the pair will also highlight out of the ordinary experiences in places like the West Coast, Catlins, and Stewart Island plus new product like the Manea Footprints project in the Hokianga.
‘The website is deigned with the agent in mind,’ says Mortimer, ‘and this includes itinerary sggestions and destinational sheets with our favourite places to stay and things to do.
‘All products are fully commissionable,’ he adds. email@example.com
Norfolk Island Airlines has appointed Mike Geary of Eye4Travel as its New Zealand representative ahead of the carrier’s first flight into New Zealand on 17 June.
Geary, who says he has a ‘passion’ for Norfolk Island and has traveled there a number of times for business and holiday, will initially do reservation training with the trade. This starts on Monday.
The weekly service, Saturday to Saturday, will start on 17 June – two weeks later than the original 24 May date.