Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


House of Travel to Show Europeans the Best of NZ

House of Travel to Show Europeans the Best of New Zealand

House of Travel's inbound company Magnetic South has been selected as the inbound operator for Europe's largest travel providers - TUI Germany.

In a major coup for the young company, Magnetic South will provide a wide range of New Zealand product such as self-drive programmes, city packages, guided tours with German speaking guides, city-to-city tours and more than 50 individual hotels. The company will also look at introducing adventure activities and product to younger travellers in the coming years.

Magnetic South acting manager Derek Green says it was a combination of persistent marketing and the strong relationships that had been formed in Europe that led to the successful tender.

"This is an incredible opportunity for Magnetic South and House of Travel to showcase all that New Zealand has to offer. TUI Germany has recognised that our beautiful country provides a wealth of travel experiences that appeal to the German market, which has led to this major investment decision."

One of the greatest benefits is that TUI Germany will release 500,000 brochures to the German travel trade, including their extensive network of branded agencies, to be released for 2007 and 2008. The brochures will feature an impressive 60 pages of Magnetic South's New Zealand product.

"We expect to see a significant rise in bookings and we are hopeful the deal may lead to opportunities with other European outbound wholesalers. We are looking forward to the challenge and excitement that this contract will bring - it opens up New Zealand to a huge market, which is of great benefit to Magnetic South and the nation's tourism industry as a whole.


Originally founded as a niche inbound operation offering dream holidays to New Zealand for the discerning overseas visitor, Magnetic South became part of the House of Travel group in 2001. Chris Paulsen, founder and managing director of House of Travel, believed that it was vital for a New Zealand owned and operated travel company to be involved in the promotion of its own country, for both those overseas and Kiwis wishing to see more of their own country. As well as many countries in Europe, Magnetic South also has clientele in Asia, Australia and the USA and Canada.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>


Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>


Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>