On November 28, Air New Zealand entered into a joint venture with The AOT Group to operate the Air New Zealand Holidays Wholesale division.  The new company name for the joint venture is Pacific Leisure Group, however, it will operate as Air New Zealand Holidays.

General Manager Online & Leisure  Air New Zealand, Dave Simmons says, 'we are excited about the expansion opportunities the new joint venture brings for Air New Zealand Holidays'.  The team has an extensive background in wholesale travel and looks forward to working with you to grow business to our mutual benefit.

The Ministry of Tourism is looking forward to working together with the new team in promoting Tonga to the New Zealand market.