Hel­loworld grows in New Zealand

Travel Bulletin - - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY -

Heloworld has ex­panded its net­work across the Tasman, with NZ’S World Trav­ellers Group switch­ing its sup­ply agree­ment from Flight Cen­tre to Hel­loworld af­ter six years. The deal adds 36 re­tail and mo­bile travel busi­nesses across New Zealand’s North and

South Is­lands to HLO, with Hel­loworld ceo An­drew Burnes con­firm­ing it was ex­pected to lift the group’s top-line an­nual TTV by more than $90 mil­lion. The ad­di­tion will be a wel­come fil­lip to Hel­loworld which touted a “sta­bil­i­sa­tion of agent net­work num­bers” in its an­nual re­sults pre­sen­ta­tion. The fig­ures re­vealed that ef­fec­tive June 2016 there were 282 fully branded Hel­loworld agen­cies across Aus­tralia and New Zealand – a net drop of just three year-on-year. Mem­bers un­der the com­bined Cor­po­rate, As­so­ciate and in­de­pen­dent My Travel Group ban­ners numbered 1,301 at the end of the fi­nan­cial year, a de­cline of 107 over the last 12 months. How­ever, the com­pany noted this drop in­cluded the de­par­ture of 53 United Travel Group agents in New Zealand, as well as the ter­mi­na­tion of 36 Coun­trylink Rail of­fices which recorded to­tal com­bined sales of just $100,000 dur­ing the year - or an av­er­age of just $2,778 each.

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