For over 20 years Innovative Travel has provided a truly specialist programme through its uniquely designed Ancient Kingdoms Holidays programme to the Middle East, Gulf states and Mediterranean destinations . Personalized and quality itineraries are carefully crafted to the requirements of travellers from Deluxe/ Platinum to budget standard, by Innovative Travel's expert team of consultants. A range of popular packages and coach tours are also available. Innovative Travels depth and strength of relationships throughout this fascinating region provides travellers with the best local ground representatives and a high level of expertise and flexibility.
Cairo based, Elhamy ElZayat, is Innovative Travel's highly esteemed business partner, and CEO of Innovative Travel's ground operator in Egypt. For 7 years until the NZ Embassy officially opened in Cairo July 2008, Elhamy was the Honourary Consul General for New Zealand, providing a powerful contribution and valuable links for NZ via his wide network of contacts and relationships. In recognition of his contribution in developing trade and tourism, Elhamy was awarded the 'Order of Merit' in June 2008, one of the highest honours on the NZ Queens Birthday Honours list, and only the second non- New Zealander to ever receive this award. The contribution to Innovative Travel of such an established and reputable Egyptian company has brought many advantages including a strong and diverse network in the region, providing many benefits and assurances for New Zealand travellers.
Innovative Travel provides quality specialist programmes for Italy through its long working relationship with Italian operator Cit and for Russia, Central Eastern Europe, Viking River Cruises and Rail Journeys through the Russia Travel Centre and Eastern Europe Travel Bureau. Innovative Travel offers 'SKIMAX', the largest and most comprehensive Ski & Board programme on the market in Australasia and Innovative Travel's long involvement in travel to the exotic Caribbean and beyond has resulted in a specialist brochure, The Island Collection, featuring these spectacular destinations. Two unique cruising programmes are offered in 'Star Clippers', providing the romance and grandeur of tall ship sailing and 'CroisiEurope River & Coastal Cruises' a cultural relaxed style of cruising with this long established family owned French company, providing a large choice of itineraries.Innovative Travel appointed iconic NZ Fashion Designer and entrepreneur, Jane Daniels, as its Brand Ambassador in 2008. Jane is an avid and discerning traveller with a real passion for Innovative Travel's specialist destinations. Jane's comments that Innovative's 'Ancient Kingdoms Holidays' is fulfilling life long dreams that she has held and she is returns to NZ much inspired from these memorable & fascinating travel experiences. Jane has also been inspired to create a range of designer garments suitable for travel, especially to Middle East destinations. The inaugural 'Travel Collection', was launched in Summer 2008.
- Ancient Kingdoms Holidays: specialist programme covering all Middle East, Gulf and Mediterranean destinations offering popular packages, coach tours and custom designed FIT travel for all budgets
- CIT Italy with the Best of Europe - comprehensive travel options for all of Italy including France and selected European destinations (ideal for the independent traveller)
- Russia - specialist programme covering Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and Scandinavia offering popular packages, coach tours and custom designed FIT options for all budgets
- Central & Eastern Europe - specialist programme covering all of Europe, featuring popular packages, coach tours and custom designed FIT options for all budgets
- Viking River Cruises - First Class and Deluxe standard river cruises in Europe, Russia and China with the world's leading river cruise line
- Rail Journeys - comprehensive travel options for Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Siberian, Silk Route and other rail journeys through central Asia
- SKIMAX - Ski & Board the World: featuring the best ski & board resorts in Canada, USA, Europe & Japan, including a Premium Resort section
- CroisiEurope River & Coastal Cruises - First Class river and coastal cruises, bilingual French & English providing a unique cultural experience with a focus on fabulous French & regional cuisine. Covering Europe, Spain & Portugal & Croatia.
- Star Clippers - the romance of tall ship sailing featuring Greek Islands, Western Mediterranean, Far East, Caribbean, Tahiti and Ocean Crossings
- The Island Collection - featuring the exotic destinations of Cuba, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Maldives, Seychelles & Mauritius offering independent stays in hotels, resorts including the all-inclusive resorts of Sandals & Superclubs
- Group Tours (escorted) - a selection of special interest group tours are run each year with experienced escorts ex NZ
- Global Adventure Guide - Cycle Holidays - NZ based company offering professionally managed; lifestyle (sail & cycle), mountain, road and altitude cycling from Grade 1 (very easy) to 5 (extreme cycling) around the world.