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Aviation Tours NZ is part of Travel Managers Group (TMG), an IATA licensed and bonded agency formed in 2002. TMG are one of New Zealand’s leading broker-based travel companies, and part of the Flight Centre Travel Group.

IATA's full form is International Air Transportation Association. IATA represents, leads and serves the airline Industry. It is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Its major responsibility is to serve and support aviation with global standards for airlines’ safety, security, efficiency, and sustainability.

IATA accreditation is a seal of approval recognized worldwide. In short, IATA accreditation simplifies the business relationship between agents and airlines and gives airlines access to a worldwide network of reliably certified and recognized agents.  

Being IATA accredited means that we are authorised to sell international and/or domestic tickets on behalf of all major airlines, helping us to deliver the best deals to our customers.  Being IATA bonded means that IATA recognise TMG as being financially secure and conducts biannual financial checks on on them, as well as weekly remittance processing to minimise any risk of a default. So, an IATA bond serves as another means of security and assurance for our clients.

All our financial transactions are managed by TMG who have robust policies in place to limit any risks to our clients.  All client funds are deposited into the Travel Managers company bank account and managed carefully to ensure suppliers are paid in a timely manner.  As mentioned, Travel Managers Group is wholly owned by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, a publicly listed company, who provide backing and assurance over the business.  As such TMG’s finances are regularly scrutinised to ensure viability and security of operation. As a result of this we they have an extensive selection criteria before an agent can join the group to give added confidence to customers that they are dealing with a reputable agent with longevity, experience and sound business practises in place.