Innovative Travel engages with media across New Zealand. Below you will find articles where we have featured in the news, from articles in the national press including Stuff and the New Zealand Herald, to trade press articles in Travel Today and Travel Inc Magazine. The Innovative Travel news section provides up to date resources for the media. For more information on our press releases, please email us at

Innovative Travel in the Media & Travel News

M2Woman - A Voyage Through Time: Discovering France on the Majestic Madeleine with CroisiEurope
June 2024
Article by Taylah Sinclair
NZ Herald - Explore Paris and beyond on a premium canal barge with CroisiEurope
June 2024
Article by Gillian Vine
Tabs on Travel Today - Kiwis Cruise down Europe's Rivers with CroisiEurope
June 2024
NZ Herald - Authentic travel experiences in Cambodia that exist beyond Angkor Wat with CroisiEurope
May 2024
Article by Joanne Karcz
NZ Herald - Cruising in Cambodia and Vietnam on a river Cruise with CroisiEurope
April 2024
Article by Nannette Holliday
TRAVELinc Memo - Kiwi agents cruise canals with CroisiEurope
April 2024
TRAVELinc Memo - Irish Tourism Booming
October 2023: Innovative Travel's MD Robyn Galloway reports from Ireland
TRAVELinc Memo - First hand update on Turkey
September 2023: Innovative Travel's MD Robyn Galloway reports from Turkey

Egypt Tourism rising from New Zealand
July 2022

RNZ: Travel agents reimbursing customers held up by anti-money laundering laws
September 2020

Matador Network: Jordan is reopening to international tourism with strict requirements
September 2020

Innovative Travel launches Ireland
March 2022

Why you need a Travel Agent more than ever
May 2020
Article by Michelle Malcolm

Stuff: A taste of Istanbul
August 2019
Article by Ashleigh Stewart

Stuff: Istanbul: Embrace the chaos and you'll discover a unique, magical place
June 2019
Article by Ashleigh Stewart

MiNDFOOD: A Journey to China and Inner Mongolia with Designer Jane Daniels
May 2019
Article by Jane Daniels

Stuff: I'm a Kiwi at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey
April 2019
Article by Ashleigh Stewart

Sunset in the Sahara
Feb 2019
Justine Tyerman

Sunday Star Times
July 2018
CroisiEurope Portugal Cruise

New Zealand Herald
July 2018
French River Cruising with CroisiEurope

Feb 2018
In Japan with Jane Daniels

Travelinc Memo
June 2018
Egypt is Back & Ready for Travellers

Travelinc Memo
June 2018
More Kiwis are exploring Israel

Made in Morocco
Dec 2015
Justine Tyerman

Older... and Bolder
Aug 2015
Justine Tyerman

Innovative Travel News

Innovative Travel releases Anzac Day 2022 Gallipoli Tours  
Mar 2022 - Anzac Day commemmorations restart after 3 years

                                                  Jordan, Holyland & Oberammergau guaranteed hosted tour Sep 2022

May 2022 - A ggod news story in more ways than one....



CroisiEurope - Single Supplement waiver for departures until 21 August 2022.  

June 2022 - No single supplements for European Cruises .......

NZ Travel Supplier Meeting Press Release
Feb 2021 - The New Zealand Travel Suppliers Group (NZTSG) held a meeting in Auckland recently, hosted by Croatia Times Travel.

The Historical Pharaohs' Golden Parade 2021
April 2021- A spectacular showcase for Egyptian tourism

Innovative Travel launches Innovative Hygiene Solutions

April 21 - MD Robyn Galloway, says the disruption caused by Covid-19 has brought a new kind of challenge for tourism ...

Innovative Travel hosts travel industry catch up

June 2020 - Innovative Travel warmly welcomed fellow industry colleagues out of the chill for morning tea and evening drinks.

New scenic coach tours of New Zealand

June 2020 - Innovative Travel is featuring a new series of New Zealand Coach tours, targeted at the 45 + age group, in collaboration with inbound specialists Terra Nova, launching under the Inspired NZ label

Connect with Amazing Race scenes filmed in Zambia with The Safari Company

May 2020 - The Safari Company’s founder Andy Kibby says that last weeks Amazing Race filmed in Zambia captured some of the incredible sights and experiences around Victoria Falls.

Jordan's impressive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19

Mar 2020 - Updates on the situation on the ground in Jordan and how the destination is taking the necessary precautions in an effort to contain and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Innovative options in the new Russian Travel Centre 2020 brochure

Feb 2020 - In response to demand, the 2020 Russian Travel Centre features some exciting new winter itineraries.

Anzac Day 2020 Gallipoli update

Feb 2020 - Innovative Travel, MD Robyn Galloway shares the latest update on operational procedures for Anzac Day 2020 at Gallipoli.

Anzac Day 2020 participants increasing for Gallipoli

Feb 2020 - Anzac Day participants are on the increase to attend the Gallipoli services in Turkey on the 25th April. Photo courtesy of NZ Embassy in Turkey

Experiences travellers are most likely to enjoy in 2020

Feb 2020 - Innovative Travel’s most recent Ancient Kingdoms survey has revealed that overwhelmingly travellers like to have choices when planning their holiday.

Hosted Oberammergau tour - limited space available

Dec 2019 - Innovative Travel’s popular tour host, Colleen Doyle, is hosting a special cruise/tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play in August 2020.

Innovative Travel releases Expo 2020 Dubai packages

Nov 2019 - NZ Commissioner General to Dubai, Clayton Kimpton visited New Zealand, providing an update on the exciting opportunities surrounding the launch of Expo 2020 in Dubai in October 2020.

Israeli tourism has record growth

Nov 2019 - The Israeli Ministry of Tourism advise that there was 13% growth in 2018, with tourism numbers reaching 4 million arrivals.

All tourism sites in Egypt are operating at normal

July 2019 - Over the weekend Innovative Travel’s Cairo Director, Elhamy ElZayat MNZM office advised that all tourism sites in Egypt are operating as normal.

Follow US Travel Blogger Jenn Coleman as she explores Ancient Egypt

July 2019 - Innovative Travel are on the road in Egypt this week with US based Travel Blogger Jenn Coleman and a group of New Zealand Travel agents on a luxury famil of Egypt.

Oberammergau hosted Cruise & Tour with Innovative Travel

July 2019 - Innovative Travel has released their hosted 2020 Oberammergau Cruise and from Budapest to Munich, departing 24 August.

CroisiEurope Earlybird 2020 all inclusive cruising from only $265 pp/per day

June 2019 - CroisiEurope has released its Earlybird 1 deals for European, Mekong & Africa cruises.

The Safari Company - departures now available September 2019

June 2019 - The Safari Company has a unique opportunity on its Gorillas, Gameparks and Beaches Safari, departing on 08 September 2019, due to late cancellations.

Temporary Closure of Southern Runway Dubai International Airport

Apr 2019 - Dubai International Airport plans to close its southern runway for a 45-day period from April 16th to May 30th, 2019, to conduct a comprehensive upgrade.

Jordan Tourism Increases in Popularity

Mar 2019 - Innovative Travel advises the resurgence of tourism in Egypt is creating a positive overflow effect onto tourism for Jordan.

The Safari Company Releases 2020 Dates Early

Mar 2019 - Innovative Travel advises that The Safari Company dates for East and Southern Africa for 2020 are now released and available online.

Innovative Travel Raises $2,000 in Turkey Charity Auction for RSA Poppy Fund

Feb 2019 - Innovative Travel MD, Robyn Galloway, was in Wellington recently to present a $2,000 cheque to RSA Chief Executive, Jack Steer.

Reduced Travel Warnings on Turkey

Dec 2018 - Innovative Travel’s MD Robyn Galloway, says she welcomes the recent Safe Travel update for Turkey.

Phenomenal Growth for Egypt Tourism

Nov 2018 - Egypt tourism is facing a new problem: over demand for Pyramids based hotels.

Friends of Te Papa Egypt Tour

July 2018 - Innovative Travel is delighted to partner with Friends of Te Papa, offering exclusive tours to fascinating Egypt.

The Safari Company Tours Sell Out in Record Time

May 2018 - Kiwi born, Nairobi raised Andy Kibby personally hosted 'The Safari Company' tours continue to grow in popularity year after year.

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