Travel agents who build their own personality into a domestic tour and set themselves up as an escort are finding traction (and an added source of income), says John Gregory, director of Inspired New Zealand.
‘We’re encouraging agents to take their own groups, perhaps with them leading the tour or incorporating a popular staff member, or perhaps a local celebrity or well-known personality to lead the tour.’
Gregory says Inspired New Zealand can easily build a tour around the agent’s needs, and provide a free spot on the trip for the group leader.
Working with agents to tailor make packages for their clients has become a successful strategy for Inspired New Zealand Tours as domestic passengers look for something bespoke in a domestic holiday.
Director John Gregory says groups can be as small as six, benefiting on a personal level by touring with international standard drivers and guides.
Innovative Travel has a new series of New Zealand coach tours, targeted at the 45-plus age group, in collaboration with inbound specialist Terra Nova, launching under the Inspired NZ label.
Innovative Travel managing director, Robyn Galloway, says these new tours have come about literally by neighbourly collaboration and are a positive example of how companies can come together to face new challenges.