“We are unique because we work only with travel agents and have experts with extensive knowledge and experience. We offer everything from top luxury hotels to exotic escapes and are dedicated entirely to provide valuable resources for them through a travel agent site (travel2-us.com/agents) including customizable flyers, microsites and more.”—Alana Pietrzak, marketing manager
“Swain offers customizable FIT itinerary and vacation options, from ultra-deluxe to three-and-a-half stars. We also mix and match various styles and levels of accommodation and touring. We also have a dedicated agent website (swaintours.com/agents) for marketing tools, news, updates, training webinars.”—Ian Swain, president
“We have insider experiences and represent huge value for the customer, plus we offer high commissions that we pay on transportation and sightseeing. Our 98 percent customer satisfaction rating is the result of many years of repeat business, and our automatic ePartners program provides agents (trafalgaragent.com) with a client’s travel data, informing agents when and where the client wants to go and also alerts agents to follow up if a client orders a Trafalgar brochure. We provide exclusive sightseeing and excursions to the hidden treasures that the guide books don’t mention. Some of our clients are treated to signature ‘Be My Guest’ dining where they’re welcomed into family homes for fresh, authentic meals or sampling local dishes at a special venue. Our Insider experiences enables our clients to interact with the locals, which is a key differentiator. In New Zealand, guests will visit Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm and will be invited by the owners for a barbecue lunch in a 740-acre garden.”—Marie Anne MacRae, director of public relations.
Abercrombie & Kent: (888) 785-5379; abercrombiekent.com
Active Downunder: (800) 425-9036; activedownunder.com
Air New Zealand: (800) 262-1234; airnewzealand.com
New Zealand Tourism Board: (310) 395-7480; newzealand.com/travel/trade