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Leisure Time enhances agent portal

Tweaking the brand to reflect a more diverse offering and enhancing its agency portal for local trade servicing the domestic market, are two recent initiatives of Leisure Time Travel.

Managing director, Scott Mehrtens says the company’s name, Leisure Time Tours has strong recognition but there was a need to emphasise the wider range of travel offerings.

‘The word tours tends to immediately be connected to coach tours and of course we do offer those. However, we also do FIT and personalised packages. If an agent wants us to tailor make a self drive tour of the South Island, for example, we can do that.’

Mehrtens says the company’s agency portal allows agents to ‘jump in’ and find connectivity to hotels and other suppliers, quote directly from the system to their clients, and organise their own personalised itineraries for customers. ‘We’re also offering specials on a commissionable basis.’

He says Leisure Time Travel and associated brands have continued to tick along despite the challenging circumstances. In the conference and incentive sector, the Lime and Soda and Vokali brads are seeing domestic business pick up in the second half of this year and continuing to work on 2021 international programmes – particularly for the Australian market. ‘It’s not all doom and gloom by any means.’

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