Offshore group travel is back in a big way and incentives won’t be far behind, says Kim Herd of Venture Travel.
Herd says that among business that she has handled since the borders have started to open is a sports team to France, with the enquiry three weeks ago and the travel booked for August.
Incentive organisers, luxury group operators and corporate travel agents have been updating themselves on high-end domestic opportunities at the MEETINGS 2021 exhibition this week.
As well as reporting growing movement by corporates looking to reward and motivate staff within New Zealand, they are reporting that group travel to Australia is continuing to gain traction (though bookings tend to be for travel a few weeks out at least).
The opening of the Cook Islands has also given agents dealing at the top end of the market a boost, they say.