Experience New Zealand your way
Your FAM may qualify for a $500 trip credit!

We believe your sales skills and knowledge of New Zealand are greatly enhanced if you've had first-hand experience of destination New Zealand. The Explore PLUS program allows you to experience New Zealand for yourself - on your own schedule, at your own pace.

This independent FAM program allows you to design your own FAM at greatly reduced rates...and you can travel to our unforgettable country with a partner or friend. So get planning, so you can start sharing your New Zealand experience with clients and give them the inspiration to make New Zealand their NEXT vacation!

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Special Fam Offer

Tourism New Zealand Trip Credit:  Be one of 50 agents to sign up for Explore PLUS, and take your  New Zealand FAM between May 1, 2019 - November 15, 2019, or between March 15, 2020 - November 15 2020 to earn a $500 trip credit from Tourism New Zealand. 

Click here for Terms and Conditions and to download the Trip Credit Application form (pdf, 356kb)

How to Apply

Step 1:

Complete 10 New Zealand Specialist modules online and receive BRONZE 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist status.

Click here for more information and to get started on the 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist program.​

Step 2: 

Review the fantastic travel agent fares offered by our airline partners, including United Airlines, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways.

Once you’ve completed your Bronze Specialist certification and decided which airline you want to fly, complete the Explore PLUS application. 

Sign up for your Explore PLUS independent FAM

NOTE: Upon approval of your application, you’ll receive an email with your personal unique Explore PLUS ID number. This must be provided to book your air travel and to redeem New Zealand products.

Step 3: 

Now you're ready to book your FAM! Follow the directions and link provided in your Explore PLUS confirmation email to book your land arrangements using your personal ID number. For air bookings please follow the directions listed in each airline’s Rules & Conditions document, housed on their partner page.


  • Travel agents must be a US or Canadian resident​
  • Travel Agents must provide a valid IATA# or CLIA#​
  • Explore passes are normally valid for no more than 30 days​
  • Agents should print a copy of their Explore confirmation email to present to suppliers in New Zealand.​
  • One pass is issued per couple, even if you’re both travel agents, as you’ll be travelling together​
  • Tourism New Zealand reserves the right to make the final decision with all Explore applications.​

Sign up for your Explore PLUS independent FAM.​

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