As we get to the end of 2019, Esplanade celebrates 40 years of working with Air New Zealand! Our first trip down was in 1979 when we researched an itinerary to interest our clients.

That first trip was tough. While the airline was superb, there were not many interesting places to stay as the country was still growing their tourism industry. The scenery was beautiful (still is!) but the accommodation was fairly limited to mostly motels.

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How things have changed! Air New Zealand is even more superb and has more gateways than ever. The properties we can send you to rival any of the best in the world. Our favorite accommodations are the unique luxury lodges, which combine postcard scenery with exceptional amenities and Kiwi hospitality. New Zealand is truly a country not to be missed, and with one of the best airlines in the world to take you there – it is a natural fit!

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We really can't say enough wonderful things about Esplanade Travel! It truly was a worry free, "enjoy every moment to its fullest" vacation. Your expertise, customer service and attention to detail (right down to the great portfolio folder with printed itinerary and spiral bound mini-map book) were exceptional. From the very beginning, you made us feel like we were your main focus [when I am very certain you have lots of clients you are dealing with. ;)]  That is so appreciated! 

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