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About CTS Tours

One-stop Asia travel for business and leisure travellers. 

CTS: Asia

CTS is one of the 22 overseas branches of China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited. The first office opened in Shanghai in 1928 and the company celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. CTS Holdings is committed to providing one-stop services for clients and catering to all aspects of their needs. The CTS group is able to negotiate substantial discounts from travel suppliers to provided Asia travel products offering the best value for money due to its large purchasing power.

Supported by the extensive CTS network of hundreds of offices throughout Asia makes the two companies unique as a leading tour operator in New Zealand specialising in Asia. Most of the staff is from an Asian background; which means that wherever you go in Asia you have local expertise. Liaising with the dedicated teams in Asia ensures a streamlined operation to provide the most appropriate and sensitive to the demands and tastes of Australian and New Zealand travellers.

In an age of mass tourism, the specialist tour operator is a rare treasure but CTS believes that specialisation is our greatest strength with immense pride as a specialist tour operator.

CTS: New Zealand

CTS New Zealand has been operating for many years, handling the travel arrangements for tourists and business travellers visiting New Zealand and is one of the largest ground operators handling Asian visitors. The CTS group is able to negotiate substantial discounts from hospitality suppliers to provide travel products offering the best value for money due to its large purchasing power. It operates independently yet has the financial stability of the CTS Group.

CTS New Zealand is a bonded member of International Air Transport Association (IATA); the Tour Export Council New Zealand (TECNZ) and Auckland Chamber of Commerce to maintain a very high level of service standards. In addition CTS New Zealand is a participating member certified by Tourism New Zealand to operate ADS Groups, with a distinguished Qualmark rating. The approved membership criteria for ADS Tour Operators are subject to an annual audit process and governed by the Code of Ethics and Practice.

Our professional and multilingual team provide high quality inbound services for all client requirements visiting New Zealand, whether it be for business or leisure travel. Services include accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and business meetings. Arrangements for both individuals and groups are based on requirements; such as incentives and special interests, VIP services, Conferences, Technical, Educational & Cultural Tours as a comprehensive destination management company.

CTS – the leading tour operator specialist for leisure or M.I.C.E. travel to New Zealand.

CTS: Australia

CTS Australia has become one of the South Pacific’s leading Inbound Operators and Destination Management Companies, specializing in FIT, Group, Event and Conference/Incentive travel. It is one of the twenty two overseas branches of China Travel Service, with an unrivalled reputation for innovation and experience since opening its doors in 1928. The overseas branches are supported by hundreds of office throughout Asia offering local support and service on a 24/7 basis.

CTS Australia opened its doors in 1985 to provide travel services to inbound government and business delegations as well as outbound travelers, mainly Australian Chinese and business travelers. The business expanded over the years with the introduction of ADS (Approved Destination Status, a bilateral agreement opening Australia to Chinese tourists) in 1999. CTS Australia was responsible for the first group of 300 Chinese tourists to Australia in 1999. Tourism Australia identified the CTS Group as a major partner responsible for sending approximately 100,000 Chinese tourists to Australia in 2012. This resulted in a MoU in April 2013 to work together to provide high quality travel services. TA has trained more than 100 CTS staff as certified Aussie specialists.

The CTS name is synonymous with the very best in personalized service as a trusted partner supported by powerful technology, strong buying power and the financial stability of one of the largest travel organizations in the world.

CTS Australia operates under Travel License #2TA 001849 as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and offers consumer protection through the Australia Travel Compensation Fund (TCF); as well as being active in the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), an inbound operator organization and regional chambers of commerce to maintain a very high level of product and service standards

“China is a great place for New Zealanders to spend their time, and I believe many more Kiwis will travel there. Today’s China is very different from when I first visited. The main centres are modern, diverse centres with so much to offer visitors. It is fast becoming a must-see on the list of many New Zealanders” Quote from former Prime Minister Hon John Key From the book “My Memorable China Travel Experience”