Tourism Australia and the New Zealand Tourism Commission both run programs to certify travel agents as specialists in travel to their countries. These programs include training modules about the countries' geography, cultures, tourist highlights, hotels, transportation, tour operators and so on.
Paula Harness, the owner of MY TRAVEL AGENT, became an Aussie Specialist in 1993 and a Kiwi Specialist in 2005. She attends each country's tourism convention every other year to keep informed with new products and actually meet representatives from Australia & New Zealand. This gives her direct contact with people in Australia and New Zealand that other travel agents do not have.
Paula's travels in New Zealand include both of the two main islands. Her first trip started in Auckland and went north to the Bay of Islands before then turning south to visit Rotorua, Tapu and Wellington. After taking the inter-island ferry crossing, she drove along the east coast to Christchurch. The next step of the journey took the Tranz Alpine train and stayed at Franzier Glacier. After that, the lovely city of Queenstown where she also golfed. Her trip continued to Dunedin and Mt. Cook before concluding back in Christchurch.
Her second trip she went back to Auckland, Rototua, Christchurch, and Queenstown, but stayed at different hotels and experienced different activities such as yachting in Auckland Harbor, jetboating and four wheel drive exploring near Queenstown, and watching (but declining to participate) in bungy jumping.  This trip also included an overnight stay at the base of Mt. Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand.    
While exploring in New Zealand she experienced a Maori Hangi, explored glow worm caves at Waimoto and Te Anau, and cruised the Milford Sound.
Did you know New Zealand is the youngest country on earth? If you want to explore on your own, get started by clicking on the picture of Mitre-Peak (left) or send us an email today by clicking on our address below:
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Let Paula help you enjoy these scenic islands and all they have to offer. With her knowledge and personalized service, no two trips are alike.
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