Southern Travel Holdings is a group of companies which provides specialist services in the travel and tourism sectors - primarily in New Zealand and Australia. The current subsidiaries are Southern Travelnet Ltd (offices in NZ, Australia and Japan), The Walshe Group Ltd (offices in NZ, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore) and Experience Travel Ltd (offices in NZ and Australia).
Southern Travelnet was the original company in the group and has had considerable success over the years in the Japanese inbound market, with a reputation for quality and deliverability amongst Japanese travel wholesalers. The Walshe Group was purchased by Southern Travel Holdings in 2007 and introduced outbound travel to the group. The company is a specialist in marketing and representation services, particularly in the airline and destination sector. Its major clients include South African Airways, Etihad Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Hawaii Tourism, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Experience New Zealand (and Experience Travel) was added during 2008, having built its success on providing inbound services to major markets (excluding Japan) via online sales. Its services are based around providing personalised itineraries to customers who are looking for a once in a lifetime experience in New Zealand. Experience Australia opened in 2009.