"Let's travel together and get lost in beautiful places - Anonymous"
At Independent Travel Advisors we have access to exclusive technology and travel platforms enabling us to access key partnership benefits with travel providers and global partners. We have chosen carefully who we have preferred partnerships with to ensure we bring an array of reputable products and services to our customers, products we know are tried, tested and backed by reputable companies worldwide.
First Travel Group (FTG) is New Zealand’s leading independent travel alliance was formed in 1999, FTG is made up of 50+ long established, independently owned, professional travel businesses located throughout New Zealand. Locally owned and operated, the FTG collective enables FTG to negotiate fantastic tier-one deals with all major suppliers in New Zealand and around the world globally.
FTG is a key partner of all major airlines, cruise lines and land suppliers, these relationships, combined with our enormous experience and knowledge of the industry, enables our members to provide our customers with the right travel solutions at exceptional prices.
To be a ‘Proud member of First’ members must achieve a strict selection process and be TAANZ Bonded.
The Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) is a self–regulating trade organisation representing the travel agent, travel broker and tour operator distribution system in New Zealand. TAANZ and its members promote the use of an Accredited Travel Advisor; quality standards, ethical business practices, safe travel, unbiased options and professionalism.
TAANZ works with its members to promote a Code of Ethics and Practice and to encourage and promote travel. They also work with ServiceIQ to train staff in the skills required for the 21st century – customer relations, selling skills, e-commerce, new technology, the law and the travel industry.
All members must meet strict membership and financial criteria by TAANZ. All members participate in the TAANZ scheme for the protection of the consumer.
All Independent Travel Advisors are approved members of TAANZ.
|CLIA is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. On behalf of its members, affiliates, and partners, the organization supports policies and practices that foster a secure, healthy, and sustainable cruise ship environment, promoting positive travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who have cruised annually. The CLIA community includes the world's most prestigious ocean, river, and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and widespread industry stakeholders, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers, and business services. CLIA represents 95% of the world’s ocean-going cruise capacity, as well as 54,000 travel agents, and 15,000 of the largest travel agencies in the world.|
Key Preferred Partnerships include
- Air New Zealand
- Emirates Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- And many more
- RCL Group
- Carnival Corporation
- Small Ship Cruising
- Expedition Cruises
- And many more
- Globus Family of Brands
- APT Group
- The Travel Corporation, Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations
- Scenic Group
- Any many more
Other Travel Companies
- Key Travel Insurance companies including Allianz Travel Insurance & Cover-More Travel Insurance
- Key Niche Travel Specialists including Intrepid Group, Adventure World, World Journeys, Croatia Times Travel
- Key Adventure Specialists including Ski
- and more
These relationships, combined with our enormous experience and knowledge of the industry, enables our members to provide our customers with the right travel solutions at exceptional prices.