Holland Clarke & Beatson are TAANZ bonded, IATA accredited, and members of the First Travel Group and Virtuoso.  Each is detailed below for your reference.


International Air Transport Association is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines.  Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.  The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.


Travel Agents' Association of New Zealand is a trade organisation representing the travel agent and tour operator distribution system in New Zealand.  

TAANZ works with its members to promote a Code of Ethics and Practice, and to stimulate, encourage and promote the desire to travel. We also work with ServiceIQ to train staff in the skills required for the 21st century – customer relations, selling skills, ecommerce, new technology, the law and the travel industry.

All members must meet strict membership and financial criteria and be subject to at least two financial reviews each year by the TAANZ Bonding Authority. All members participate in the TAANZ Bonding Scheme for the protection of the consumer.

First Travel Group

Welcome to FIRST – New Zealand’s leading independent travel alliance. Formed in 1999, FIRST is made up of 55 long established, independently owned, professional travel businesses located throughout New Zealand. 

Locally owned and operated, the collective volume of FIRST members is in excess of $500 million, enabling FIRST HQ to negotiate fantastic tier one deals with all major suppliers in New Zealand and around the world. 

FIRST is a key partner of all major airlines, including Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates & Singapore Airlines and also has deep relationships with a number of other global players, such as Allianz Partners, Avis Budget Group, APT, Globus, Trafalgar, Insight, Contiki & Expedia. These relationships, combined with our enormous experience and knowledge of the industry, enables our members to provide our customers with the right travel solutions at exceptional prices. 

Membership of FIRST is not open to anyone. Our selection criteria and subsequent approval process is very rigorous, and all of our existing members take a keen interest in who is being invited to join our group. Fundamentally, a new member must demonstrate influence and share the same common values that we have of Passion, Trust and above all else, Integrity. That’s why you know when you are dealing with a FIRST Group Member, you are dealing with the very best that the New Zealand travel industry has to offer. 

Fully bonded with the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ), our eclectic membership consists of high street retail, high end retail, boutique corporate, TMC’s and Meeting & Event specialists. 

We are very focused on the individualism of each of our customers and are confident that any one of our members will be able to understand your needs, and provide you with a travel solution that will exceed your expectations. 

After all, there has to be a reason why over 90% of our business is repeat business and referrals.


1 January 2015 - Holland Clarke & Beatson have entered a partnership with global luxury travel brand, Virtuoso.
The nature of luxury travel is changing, and is no longer just about nice hotels, it's about experiences - "Return on Life".
Contact to Holland Clarke & Beatson's team of Virtuoso travel advisors, to plan your "Return on Life".
+64 3 963 7000 /  CVR-VLAUNZ-JulAug.pdf



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