Thursday, August 02, 2007

Qantas Phantom Opera New Zealand Visit

New Zealand represents by far and away the largest source of Harley Ride tourist customers here in Melbourne.

Last weekend, a group of New Zealand Travel Agents visited Melbourne as part of a trip sponsored by Australia's own airline Qantas. The trip coincided with the opening of the "Phantom of the Opera" which had its opening night last week.

As part of their visit, we were called upon by Tourism Victoria to take the Kiwis for a "familiarization tour" of Melbourne. Before we took off, two of the girls demanded to have their photo taken with John. They now understand what a Harley Ride is all about, and why it is an integral element of any visit to Melbourne - not only for the excitement/pleasure, but also for the way it helps to enhance any tourist's visit to Melbourne.