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Our Story

Global Travel Network was formed by Rob Beecher and Allen Bell in partnership with House of Travel Holdings on 19th October 2015 and commenced trading on 4th January 2016. The core objective of the company was to provide a reliable and transparent support network for Independent Travel Agents in the New Zealand market.

We are proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated. With the backing of House of Travel, GTN has financial stability, credibility and a great reputation. At the same time, GTN is managed and run as an independent company, able to move nimbly and react quickly to the changing market forces that occur in the independent travel space.

GTN is the only company in New Zealand that is set up solely to look after independent agents. We do not own or franchise our own shops, broker networks or travel management companies. GTN is a buying group, working in partnership with suppliers and airlines along with our family of agents and brokers. Our aim is to have a fair and equitable relationship with all our partners and our core values are Honesty, Integrity and Transparency.

GTN is New Zealand’s fastest growing travel group. Our members stretch from Whangarei in the North all the way to Dunedin in the South. In addition to our Kiwi agents all around New Zealand, we also have members that hail from a variety of ethnic backgrounds – China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Philippines and Samoa.  We also have several corporate agents and broker groups that sit under our umbrella. Since its inception, GTN has been very successful in looking after a number of large global customers and continues to grow its international customer base spanning from Scandinavia, Central Europe and Asia across to Australia and the Pacific Islands .  We are truly Global in every sense of the word and our diversity is one of our biggest strengths.

The team at GTN are all passionate about what we do. We have a small team – Rob, Allen, Jeni, Sonia, Rochelle, Carolyn, Rebecca and Grace, with an impressive depth of knowledge and experience. We value the relationships we have with our agents and suppliers and are always happy to share our expertise to advise and support our community of agents. We recognise that the success of GTN is reliant on the success of our agents and suppliers. GTN has experienced exponential growth ever since it started trading and our travel agent members are reaping the rewards of its success.

DON’T JUST GO – GO GLOBAL!

Our agency has been with GTN from the beginning because it is such a great team with great values and vision for the travel industry. They’re honest and fair and really get to know your business to help you grow. Over the years we were able to mutually grow our businesses together through their encouragement and excellent advice. We had so many opportunities for Famils and conferences. Would 100% recommend joining the GTN family.

Peter Carpenter
Planet Earth Travel

Great company to work with – they get the best deals possible!

Virender Bakshi
Sky Travel

Honest, efficient and reliable, all the qualities you need when you are in business

 

Jamie Currin
Simply Travel

Super team to work with and excellent support, the great team never fail to deliver.

Evelyn Lee
Midday Travel

Exceptional! A professional, friendly, dedicated team. GTN, working with you is a real pleasure.

Lukas Napravnik
CZECHKiwis

The Consolidation team at GTN are excellent to deal with.  They are efficient and friendly, and when there has been queries with airlines or airfares, they have always sought answers and found solutions to the problem wherever possible.  The QuikTravel system is easy to use, as well as the additional information on the system around commissions, airline contacts, policies, as well as the summary of recent changes in fares & rules from airlines.  GTN is an excellent partner, and the small personal nature of the team is a good fit for our business

Paul Brydges
The Terrace Travel

I am really impressed the way GTN proactively work to grow my business with theirs. I’ve GONE GLOBAL and am loving it!

Terri Small
Supreme Tours and Travel

GTN is “Awesome” ………..awesome staff, awesome deals just an awesome company that I am very lucky to work with.

Denise Holmes
Travel Partners Ltd

We have used GTN since the beginning and find them very professional, quick and reliable. Never had any issues!

Scott Wagstaff
Silverstream Cruise & Holiday Centre

GTN provides exclusive deals and offers, with a team of experts to support in every situation.  They are polite and quick to respond. We strongly recommend GTN services.

Preet
Gill Travels

Go Global! Strong partnership, friendly staff, competitive deals, prompt responses!

Stan Zhang
Pro Travel

We moved to GTN in 2019 and have not looked back. We have found the entire GTN team fantastic to work with, honest, reliable and proactive. The GTN team have gone out of their way during the current COVID crisis, ensuring continued support and excellent communication.  Without hesitation, we highly recommend GTN

Tanya Roddam
YOURTravel & Tours, Kapiti Coast

We have been with the GTN team since they first started and they are professional, caring, willing to assist with any query and will go above and beyond to find fares to suit, even when we have the most ridiculous of destinations. Even in the hardest of times, they reach out to each and every one of their agents to make sure we are ok. Thanks for your ongoing support team.

Natalie Tambolash
World Expeditions

Candid, transparent, approachable, proficient, proactive, dependable and impartial are a few words that describes this organisation. A real partnership and a great bunch of people.

 

Rupan
Avatar Travels

Mondo Travel have been a customer of GTN since 2016. The big difference with GTN, is that they actually care about our business. We get great support and advice when required and the team are responsive to our needs. Our team of Brokers are also very complimentary of the service GTN provide.

Chris Hammonds CEO
Mondo Travel

A truly outstanding independent travel agency group and ticketing consolidator and one I am so proud to work alongside. The team at GTN are knowledgeable, helpful and just generally interested in your business success and offer support where others have failed. Highly recommend!

Shona Bracey
Amped

As a niche tour operator we are able to remain independent while enjoying the benefits of the GTN network and family.

Jill Grant
A Walker's World/CYCLING EUROPE

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