Venus Adventures organises global trips for women but is concentrating on New Zealand in the immediate future Venus Adventures organises global trips for women but is concentrating on New Zealand in the immediate future

Venus to orbit NZ for a while

A company which has been offering global trips to women for the past 13 years is currently putting together excursions in New Zealand and has already had its first such trip sell out.

Julie Paterson, founder of Venus Adventures, says she was stranded in New Zealand (she usually lives in Egypt to be close to her global destinations) and she has had to do a ‘quick pivot’.

‘For now I will be offering the same fun, variety-filled trips for New Zealand women and hopefully soon, Australian women,’ Paterson says. ‘Speaking with my New Zealand clients, some of whom have struggled through isolation on their own, I see a real need for women to get together with their peers and re-group.’

That prediction has proven to be correct with the first Venus Adventures NZ trip – a weekend trip from 19 to 22 June – being booked out by past clients who had previously taken part in trips to Morocco and other destinations.

Paterson is now working on more tours, all of which are commissionable to agents.

‘I think there will be a lot of pent up frustration at not being able to socialise, and I think these trips will be important in bringing women together in a space where we can swap ‘iso’ stories, take stock from our peers, bond and have contact with others over a few gins.’

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