Managing director Scott Mehrtens says the company designed the touring programme to allow New Zealanders to explore many regions in depth with some off the beaten path destinations, or enjoy truly diverse holiday experiences like railways tours or small boat experiences.
‘We have maintained our strong core of popular touring itineraries and encouraged our team to put lots of new ideas on the whiteboard and then eagerly set about designing new tours.’
Over the last year the company’s tours were marketed via seniors/travel expos, print and digital marketing, and also through many travel agents who were keen to become authorised sellers of Leisure Time Travel’s tours. Offering the domestic touring programme to the New Zealand public to purchase throughout the travel trade has helped support as much of New Zealand’s suffering tourism industry as possible – from key suppliers of accommodation and activities, through to retail travel agents.
‘It’s been very encouraging to see more New Zealand travel agents coming onboard to sell our tours, and we look forward to also being able to work with them more in the future – even when the borders reopen.’