A group of travel agents are currently on travel&co’s 2020 SKI BC, Canada agent famil, run in conjunction with Air Canada and Destination BC.
Active travel options continue to expand and offer growing opportunities for travel agents – especially those who make the right connections in their communities, according to a niche wholesaler dealing in the sector.
travel&co. and Air Canada have launched an incentive that will see six Kiwi travel agents jetting off to Canada in March 2020.
The government needs to ‘lower its sights’ to make it easier for skilled international travel agents to work in New Zealand, says Andrew Olsen, chief executive of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ).
Olsen says that try as the industry might, it cannot convince the government that there is a skill shortage in the industry.
‘Visas should be made easier to obtain in this area,’ he says.