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New United Travel And Holiday Shoppe Websites

16 November 2007

New United Travel And Holiday Shoppe Websites
Offer Auckland Locals Best Global Choice Of Low Fares

Launch of Multi-Million Dollar Travel Websites give Auckland Locals Unrivalled Access to More Than 200 Airlines, 1000 Airports & 200 Countries

Auckland locals can now gain access to the best global choice of low fares and holidays with the launch of new United Travel and Holiday Shoppe booking websites: www.unitedtravel.co.nz and www.holidayshoppe.co.nz.

Launching this week (w/c 11 November 2007) the multi-million dollar websites, offer local kiwis the biggest worldwide network of destination and airlines available online - including flights on low-cost carriers such as Europe’s easyJet that are not available on any other sites in New Zealand.

The two websites – www.unitedtravel.co.nz and www.holidayshoppe.co.nz also offer consumers, the ability to book hotels, holiday packages, cruises and special deals from around the world, whilst at the same time linking those same consumers, to their preferred United Travel or Holiday Shoppe store (with 173 stores nationwide, the two brands represent the biggest travel group in New Zealand). This local link, allows consumers to benefit from local agent knowledge, when researching future travel, as well as on-going exclusive travel packages associated with that store.

Tony Moffatt, Group General Manager, Retail - for all United Travel and Holiday Shoppe stores, across New Zealand, says: “Whether traveling to Akaroa or Azerbaijan, more and more Auckland residents are using the internet to plan and book their travel. With the launch of our new websites, we want to provide our local customers access to an unrivalled global network for the first time in New Zealand, as well as link them to their local store of choice, so that they remain connected and feel content with the travel brand they like to travel with.

“As NZ’s largest group of travel agents, local travelers have put their trust in both United Travel and Holiday Shoppe, for more than 35 years, we want to ensure all our consumers feel as comfortable booking online, as they do booking with their local United Travel or Holiday Shoppe agent, round the corner!”

Whist having access to the biggest network of airlines, airports, countries and best fares available, local customers can also benefit from existing United Travel and Holiday Shoppe loyalty programmes, when booking online. United Travel customers can collect Fly Buys points, and Holiday Shoppe customers can earn American Express Membership Rewards Points.

About Holiday Shoppe
As New Zealand’s longest established retail travel brand, Holiday Shoppe prides itself on offering professional and expert service to leisure, business and group travelers. Part of the largest integrated travel company in Australia and New Zealand, Holiday Shoppe can offer customers an unrivalled range of quality travel products and services along with exceptional value. With more than 76 fully franchised shops throughout New Zealand, Holiday Shoppe owners and staff take pride in providing ‘Operational Standards’ in all areas of our business. Most of all, they believe that customer satisfaction is paramount to everything they do.

About United Travel
United Travel is New Zealand’s longest trading franchised travel agency group, with more than 35 years in the business. A trusted and recommended brand, United Travel values innovation, passion and knowledge from the more than 300 staff who work at its 96 stores. Part of the largest integrated travel company in Australia and New Zealand, United Travel caters for both leisure and corporate travelers. United Travel offers many competitive advantages, including Fly Buys.
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