TripAdvisors is joining the growing list of companies that will soon offer “Kiwis” as an option for their listings.
The travel agency said in a statement on Monday that it has “an ongoing partnership” with the New Zealand-based Kiwi Travel Agency.
“We’re excited to offer this new service to our loyal customers who want to be alerted when a Kiwi is flying to and from the United States,” TripAdvisers CEO and founder Brian Johnson said in the statement.
The Kiwi travel agent is one of several companies that are offering travel agencies a way to identify which destinations have Kiwis on their lists.
It’s a strategy that TripAdvisory is hoping will boost sales of the travel agency’s services, as well as help to keep people coming back for more trips in the future.
But it’s not the first time a travel agency has used the Kiwi tag.
In May, TravelAdvisor launched a new section called Kiwi Destination for people looking to book trips to destinations in the Pacific Rim.
The new section also lets travelers use their personal passport numbers to quickly find a Kiwis travel agency they like.
TripAdvice’s Johnson says the Kiwis section was a natural extension of the company’s existing service.
“In the years since our launch of Kiwi-specific sections, we’ve seen more and more Kiwis come to us with queries about travel agencies,” he said.
“There are now more than 400 travel agencies that operate in the New York metropolitan area, and we’re happy to continue providing this service to them.”