Whether you are interested in Coach tours, private holiday arrangements, cruising or super yachts, take the opportunity to meet our experienced team.

South island: Robyn Galloway, Managing Director and founder, or Nicholas Bloom from the Product Team.
North Island: Joanne (Jo) Saunderson, Business Development Manager.

Our sales team are frequently attending seminars, information evenings and expo's all round New Zealand in conjunction with local Travel Agents.

Upcoming Events

Russian Travel Centre Event with Jayne Thomas

Recently back from her 30th trip to Russia, Jayne Thomas, Managing Director of the Russian Travel Centre, is in New Zealand to share her insights into the latest and greatest things to do and see in Russia and the surrounding region, including Russian river cruising and Trans Siberian travel. Be inspired by her stories and knowledge that you can pass to your clients.

  • Auckland: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011
    Friday 28th June. 12pm - 1pm lunchtime update.
  • Christchurch: Innovative Travel, Amuri Business Park, Level 1, Unit 2/25 Churchill St, Christchurch 8013
    Monday 24th June. Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Concludes at 7pm.
  • Hamilton: Hamilton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 201 Airport Road, Tamahere, Hamilton 3282
    Thursday 27th June. Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Concludes at 7pm.
  • Tauranga: Classic Flyers Museum, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty 3116
    Wednesday 26th June. Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Concludes at 7pm.
  • Wellington: The Wellington Club, Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011
    Tuesday 25th June. Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Concludes at 7pm.

Drinks and canapés will be served
Please note, this event has a $20 no show fee

House of Travel Otago 2019 Expos

Innovative Travel will be attending the following House of Travel expos:

  • Sunday November 17 House of Travel Dunedin
  • Monday November 18 House of Travel Balclutha
  • Tuesday November 19 House of Travel Oamaru
  • Wednesday November 20 House of Travel Wanaka
  • Thursday November 21 House of Travel Alexandra

Visit the Innovative Travel stand and talk to us about 2020 Ancient Kingdoms Holidays, Asia & India, CroisiEurope, The Safari Company, Russia and more!

Past Events

March 2019 - Safari Catch Up in Christchurch & Auckland

Andy Kibby, our Kiwi-born Nairobi based safari guide paid a visit to New Zealand to present on The Safari Company's incredible tours. Andy has been running safaris through Africa for close to 30 years and his experiences and passion shone through during these events. Andy's presentation covered remarkable stories from previous safaris and included incredible photography, giving attendees a taste of what to expect from the adventure of a lifetime in Africa.

2018 - Friends of Te Papa and Innovative Travel

Innovative Travel has partnered with Friends of Te Papa to offer exclusive tours to Egypt. Interest in travelling to this fascinating destination is high, as demonstrated at our event on Egypt earlier in the year, where we hosted more than 300 attendees.
Image (left to right) Jim Howell, former New Zealand Ambassador, Elizabeth Kay, President of Friends of Te Papa, Elhamy ElZayat, Cairo Director, Innovative Travel, Robyn Galloway, Managing Director, Innovative Travel.

The Safari Company & Ancient Kingdoms Holidays event in New Plymouth

"On Monday evening Jo from Innovative Travel and Andy Kibby from the Safari Company were in New Plymouth inspiring both agents and clients with their talks about Innovative Travel and The Safari Company.
I just wanted to say that you would never have guessed Jo had only recently joined your company - she spoke with confidence and in a way that captivated everyone who attended. By adding a few family photos to the presentation it also made it more personal which was great. Andy also had the audience in the palm of his hand and after talking about his chosen trip went on to talk about another due to the high level of interest.
Having been in the business for over 20 years and been to many presentations it's always fantastic when I take time out of my personal evening and come away feeling that it was well spent. Thank you for hosting us all"

Sindy Jones, Consultant, HOT New Plymouth

Travel Companions Club Asian Cooking School get-together

A fun social event for members of the Travel Companions Club in Christchurch to mix and mingle, while learning about Vietnamese cooking - and eating the finished product.

Recipe for the great dipping sauce:
Crush 10 cloves of garlic in a mortar & pestle. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of warm water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add 3/4 cup fish sauce, 1 cup lime juice and a little chili for a kick. Sauce can keep for up to 1 month in fridge. Tip: pick up frozen limes at Kosko's - a fraction of the price of fresh limes.

Egyptian Tourism update
hosted by Innovative Travel's Cairo based Director Elhamy El Zayat

A series of trade and consumers were held to encourage Kiwi's to catch up with other markets who were returning to Egypt for holidays. It has been 6 years since the countries original uprising and Egypt has moved on with their new constitution.
Tourism is rebounding at an international level, with Americans, Canadians and Brazilians leading the way.  
Pictured from left: Kirsty Degnan (Innovative), Peter Dunne (Discover Travel), Lynda Morrison (Innovative), Elhamy ElZayat

Charity fund raiser evening of Travel & Fashion

Hosted by: Aviva (Family Violence Services), Jane Daniels & Innovative Travel

A chance for guests to preview the Jane Daniels Winter 2017 collection inspired by her travels to Russia with Innovative Travel, discover Ancient Kingdoms with Robyn Galloway, listen to jazz, savour delicious canapes and wine and bid on some great items at the charity auction.
MC for the evening was Lady Susan Satyanand.
The night was a fun night for everyone there, and a considerable sum was raised for Aviva.

RSA Western Front Evening

Recently Innovative Travel hosted an evening with the Christchurch RSA for people interested in finding out more about 2016 & 2017 WWI tours to The Somme and Passchendaele for the 100th commemorations.
Pictured from left are Peter Kennedy (tour host), Robyn Galloway (MD Innovative Travel), Jenny Haworth (Author of Behind the Twisted Wire) and Lynda Morrison (Groups Manager at Innovative Travel).

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