BECOME A TRAVEL MANAGERS TRAVEL BROKER

Thank you for your interest in joining our broker family. The team at Travel Managers Group (TMG) give you a warm welcome to our wonderful community of travel professionals. 

TMG has a long history of excellence in the New Zealand Broker sector, and we are incredibly proud of the support and services that we offer our Brokers.

Whether you are a successful agent wanting to break free of the 9 to 5 grind, or you’re looking to take your broker business to the next level, we’ve got a programme to suit you.

  • Enjoy total freedom and independence, whilst still receiving the benefits that come with being part of a larger organisation
  • Service your clients in the manner you see fit, on a schedule that suits your lifestyle and clients
  • Create an environment that works best for you
  • Increase your ability to earn a greater income through the financial benefits that come from being your own boss
  • Have full control over your business decisions

Talk to us about how we can support you in taking your business to the next level.

 

ABOUT BROKERING WITH TRAVEL MANAGERS GROUP

TMG is an IATA licensed and bonded agency formed in 2002 by a group of travel professionals wanting to create a platform for other likeminded travel professionals. We are now one of New Zealand’s leading broker-based travel companies. Our group includes over 180 Brokers operating throughout New Zealand, from Kerikeri in the North to Invercargill in the South.

Travel Managers Group offer a turn key business model with exceptional support. We provide generous financial models with no hidden costs, and freedom of choice so our Brokers have flexibility in selecting the systems they use, and the suppliers they deal with.

Aside from our dedicated trio of General Managers who are very actively involved in our business, we have a committed Head Office team who are completely dedicated to our Brokers and their success. Our key objective is to give experienced consultants the ability to own their own business and be in control of their own destiny, and client base. Key resources available to our Brokers in order to achieve this include:

  • Administration and technology support
  • Finance
  • Ticketing
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship and business planning

Whilst we act autonomously, with TMG being a part of the Flight Centre Travel Group our Brokers and their clients benefit from belonging to the largest buying group in the New Zealand travel industry. Aside from the obvious commercial benefits in terms of buying power, this also means access to an unparalleled plethora of technology, resources, and product.

 

OUR GENERAL MANAGERS

Our General Managers are highly experienced travel industry professionals. They are an exceptional resource to our business as well as to our Brokers, able to offer support and mentorship. This is grounded in their deep knowledge of the industry from their years of being on your side of the desk.

Our General Managers are focused on partnering with our Brokers to help them grow their business, big or small, at a speed that suits the individual Brokers’ lifestyle choices and goals.

Dave Wallace, General Manager, was a founding Director of TMG.  He began his career in travel, working for eleven years with Air New Zealand. He left travel to join his brother, establishing a business in the computer industry which was later sold to a multi-national company. He then fulfilled a long standing goal to complete a psychology degree and ran a successful counselling practice before deciding to get back into travel with his wife Bev. They established a successful broking business before forming Travel Managers Group in 2002. Dave manages the day-to-day running of the company. He is also heavily involved in the acquisition of new Brokers, and acts as a broker liaison – providing assistance and support where needed in their business.

Contact Dave Wallace now for a confidential discussion:
Phone: 027 288 5315
Email: davew@travelmanagers.co.nz

Nicola Jamieson is currently a General Manager of TMG, Executive Travel and HRG New Zealand.  Nicola’s career history covers a broad spectrum across Corporate Travel, Not-for-Profit and Educational sectors.  She has held roles as CEO, COO and GM of large organisations. She holds an MBA with the University of Auckland.  Nicola’s focus is always about partnering with our Brokers to ensure that objectives are met coupled with accuracy, efficiencies and exemplary customer service. Nicola provides a mentoring service to many of our Brokers and has a particular passion for supporting women in business in achieving their goals and objectives.

Contact Nicola Jamieson now for a confidential discussion:
Phone: 021 544 080
Email: nicola@travelmanagers.co.nz

Kevin Weston is also a General Manager of TMG, Executive Travel and HRG New Zealand.  Kevin has worked in the travel industry for more than twenty years and was responsible for starting one of the largest travel management companies in New Zealand.  Kevin joined Executive Travel in 2003 where he helped grow the company to be what was the largest privately-owned travel company in New Zealand, before its recent sale to the Flight Centre Travel Group. Kevin has a particular flair for aiding Brokers in the procurement of new business, particularly supporting them where tenders or RFP’s are required. Kevin’s focus is growing the companies he is General Manager for and managing relationships with existing clients.  Kevin has post graduate diplomas in Business, Marketing and Information Technology from the University of Auckland.

Contact Kevin Weston now for a confidential discussion:
Phone: 021 544 139
Email: kevin@travelmanagers.co.nz

 

TRAINING, TOOLS AND SERVICES

We have chosen what we believe are the best tools for the job of being a Broker, but we also understand that training and support are fundamental to our Brokers businesses.

Aside from our dedicated team of staff, we therefore also provide our Brokers:

  • Training and Support in all systems – including GDS training (Sabre or Amadeus), Tramada, and our internal systems
  • Installation and migration support
  • Invites to regional meetings and broker group meetings
  • Advisory board representation
  • Annual conference and awards
  • Ticketing services
  • Marketing services
  • Temp Broker/locum services
  • Insurance cover
  • An incentive scheme
  • Annual reward trips

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

We are incredibly proud of the community we have built here at Travel Managers Group, and when we say we feel we are the best broker community in New Zealand, we really mean it! Don’t just take our word for it though. If you are thinking about joining our family, we’d love for you to review feedback from a small selection of our current Brokers:

“As a Travel Managers Broker I have valued highly the specialised and tangible support Travel Managers delivers. This progressive platform as enabled me to evolve my business with confidence.” – Kristin Edgeworth, Kristin Edgeworth Travel

“The systems in place, along with the support and management teams allow me to get on with building my business efficiently. I am proud to be part of such a motivated and innovative company.” – Vincent George, Vincent George Travel

“I’m very happy I made the move from House of Travel to starting my own business with Travel Managers Group. You feel part of a bigger organisation here, and the head office support is fantastic. I now have more time to spend on my clients and enhancing their travel experience further than I could before.” – Sarah Weaver, Travel Manager

“To effectively operate my travel consultancy as an independent broker is to have a trusted, competent and friendly support network that Travel Managers provides. This enables me to focus on my core business.” – Steve Lawson, Travel Manager

“Personal, professional and supportive. Travel Managers Group has exceeded my expectations.” – Anita Gatley, Wedding Travel and Anita Gatley Travel

“TMG’s back office support, systems, marketing and the tireless team who back me up are terrific – the scary jump to being a business owner was made so simple.” – Kristina Parkinson, Travel Manager

“Each one of us has an ambition to succeed. To fulfil this ambition, it requires not only effort but also the right team to work with you. The excellent support that the Travel Managers management team provides has played a large role in my, and every broker’s, success – with full support and involvement of our unique place in the market. In short, Travel Managers are a very lovable family indeed!” – Bhagavan Srinivasa, Travel Manager

“We cannot rate Travel Managers highly enough for their continued support and assistance. Having been in retail travel for a number of years we had no idea who was best to go with. Travel Managers made the transition so easy. Their management and head office team are second to none, something we aren’t used to in a retail agency. In our opinion the friendly team at Travel Managers are focussed on assisting us in making our business a success.” – Torran Lepper and Sharon Aucker, Travel Managers

“The TMG philosophy is around championing brokers, not as an employer but as a support network. They have been 100% behind us in all our decisions and their knowledge and feedback on all aspects of the business has been so valuable.” – Victoria Keating and Niki Davies, xtravel

“The freedom to work where and when suits as a broker has been a truly rewarding and positive change for me. The Travel Managers management and support structure is amazing – it’s great to be part of this family!” – David Goulstone, Travel Manager

“I commenced brokering with Travel Managers after travel agency work and ownership, and I am sold on the brokering model with Travel Managers. Their support and business systems have exceeded my expectations, and my clients enjoy the stronger personal service level I can offer through Travel Managers.” – Tim Jensen, Travel Manager

“The Travel Managers Group has supported me and my business to grow into something I thought was never achievable. Their backbone of services, along with their friendly team, has made my journey very simple and my goals achievable.” – Sharon Huang, Travel Manager

OUR CRITERIA

When it comes to choosing Brokers, we do have a selection process. This provides peace of mind to your clients that we are confident you can do the job and protects our credibility as a trustworthy and reliable travel company. As such, the minimum requirements to become a Broker are generally at least four years retail travel experience in the New Zealand travel industry, familiarisation with one of the airline reservation systems, and a good database of clients.

If this is you, and you also…

  • Want to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working for yourself?
  • Want to create a work environment that works for you?
  • Want the credibility of a large organisation behind you?
  • Like the idea of being part of a family that offers full support systems to you, while allowing you to operate independently?
  • Want yourself and your clients to benefit from being part of the industry’s largest buying group in New Zealand?
  • Value having control of your own client database?
  • Would like to promote your business when and how you want, without unnecessary rules?
  • Seek to benefit from financial models that allow you to profit generously based on effort?
  • Place value on being able to choose the product or supplier that suits you and your clients’ needs best?
  • Enjoy the idea of having the ability to create a niche market or focus on a specialisation now or possibly in future?
  • Could benefit from being able to travel with the option backup on locum?

We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to us to arrange an in-depth discussion on Travel Managers Group and everything we offer.

Assuming we mutually agree there is compatibility, we will then arrange your implementation into our group, and schedule your start-up training session at our Head Office in Auckland. Each team Manager, from Support to Finance to Marketing, will then work with you individually to ensure your immersion into our group is as seamless as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

With our own family of Brokers and staff extending the length of the country giving back and being actively involved in our communities has always been central to our business, and important to our members.

We are proud to support Make-A-Wish New Zealand, who benefit from our charitable endeavours currently. This partnership also provides a wonderful opportunity for our Brokers to involve themselves and their clients in fundraising efforts and initiatives where it is appropriate to do so.