HOT to trot, but still no traction for a local retail operation

Carroll, David
June 2007
Travel Weekly Australia;6/1/2007, Issue 50, p8
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the move of New Zealand's House of Travel (HOT) to buy a local wholesaler despite lacking a retail network in Australia. He stressed that HOT through its managing director Barry Mayo establish an Australian beachhead in Tasman though he observed that it still needs to attract a single local agent in the area. He described its acquisition plan as puzzling though he revealed that other wholesalers admired its company model.


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