Gaining a place as a mentee in the Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) programme and picking up a gig as a regular travel columnist in her local newspaper have helped keep Dunedin agent Alexandra Hannagan focused and busy during the demanding times of the Covid pandemic.
Now the owner of Hannagan and Greive Travel Associates, just off the Octagon, has a new challenge – working out how to manage her time and effectively service valuable clients as the whole industry battles with staff shortages.
Our Pacific says the levels of enquiry around Norfolk have definitely increased with the launch of the AKL to NLK service on Air Chathams last week.
As a result the company has reviewed its product offers on the island, especially as the intention is for the airline increase to the service to two flights per week from the beginning of August.
‘We have created air plus land packages for couples, families, holiday homes, long weekends, golfing and fishing adventures as the destination is now starting to attract a wider range of holiday makers than in the past,’ says Lindy Christian, head of strategic development. ‘Shelley Gutry, Our Pacific’s product manager, visited the island prior to Covid-19 , so we have a good working knowledge of the destination within the company.’
The growth and development of modern luxury, plus identifying a need to service the sector in a dedicated way, are key reasons for the formation of Our Luxe, according to creator of the Our World sub-brand Lindy Christian.