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Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

Domestic Travel

Domestic Travel is a burgeoning value added adventure you cannot afford to miss. Experience regenerative tourism by reconnecting with nature, interest in wellness and wellbeing, and focus on connecting with each other and the local community in a meaningful and authentic way.

In acknowledging your travel needs in this pandemic world, we have created for you an exclusive to Champion Travel - save 20% on domestic and international travel*
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Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

Your Travel Agency

International travel has been turned on its head in recent years however we are here to help you navigate reconnecting with friends, family and business connections.

Recent traveler research conducted by our Travelport platform partner has revealed:

  • 33% of people are now more likely to book using a travel agent
  • 65% say useful information and insight travel agents provide is important to their decision making
  • 23% of travelers appreciate an agent being able to easily change a ticket
  • 39% of young travelers (18-38yrs) are now more likely to use a travel agent for booking travel

This research endorses the security, accountability, flexibility and tailor-made journeys IATA bonded travel agents play as the world reopens and the recovery gets underway.

Travel insurance is now more important than ever before so we can arrange appropriate cover for you.

As your trusted travel agency, let Champion Travel book your next journey. Contact us today.

About Champion Travel

Maxwell Burns began working as a travel consultant in 1976 and now has worldwide recognition as an IATA accredited bonded travel agency focusing on the needs of the business traveler... striving to exceed expectations every time.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to manage business travel and fulfil holiday dreams through our commitment to personalised, world-class service and providing the highest level of travel management backed by our IATA-bonded accreditation.

Ask us first when you next plan to travel.

Our benefits to you feature a service guarantee and same day business turnaround of quotes. We offer competitive travel insurance, cruise packages and round the world specials guaranteed! We also offer worldwide freight services using Sneddens Global Logistics.

Guaranteed bookings confirmed by Champion Travel for accommodation, transfers and car hire are fulfilled by Helloworld Travel professionals.
Guaranteed bookings confirmed by Champion Travel for accommodation, transfers and car hire are fulfilled by Helloworld Travel professionals

Word of mouth referrals remain today. The most powerful way of marketing my business.

Champion Travel's founder has a passion for travel that thrives despite COVID-19 affecting international travel while servicing the burgeoning domestic New Zealand travel market.

Information and Government embassy VISA and passport needs are provided.

Simplified approach to all round the world specials guaranteed.

Since 1976 serving the traveling public and adaptation to valid travel e-commerce technology

Champion Travel is an IATA bonded travel agency. Our IATA number is 24344961.

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Contact Details
Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

Our Vision

Champion Travel appreciates how sustainable tourism has maturated into regenerative tourism - which aims to not just slow or halt the impact on the environment but actively seeks to make it better.

Champion Travel will NOT be beaten on price!

Business Travel Specialists

After hours unbeatable experience service and knowledge

Lower overheads quickest service best value of anywhere and yes, we can wait-list flights for even better pricing

No wordy or fancy gadgets or clumsy jargon for you to interpret

Personalized individual; independent recommendations provided by

Legal Requirements
Up to the minute advice on visa and passport and documentation

Peace of Mind
IATA accreditation is the ultimate in travel industry professionalism and security.
Our IATA number is 24344961.

Buying Power
Provided the best value for money experience service consistently allied with Helloworld My Travel Group and Go Holidays. Champion Travel is a Helloworld affiliate and yes we can get best rates for driveaway holidays and access to all major travel insurance providers. We also have access to HotelsPro, BedsOnline, ReadyRooms, DriveAway vehicle rental and Hotel Retail, part of Travelport Smartpoint.

Champion Travel guarantee pricing from the incredible buying power of using our fully integrated Travelport+ booking engine for flights, airport taxis, hotel accomodation, car rentals, attractions and more.

We are also a member of the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Inc. and the BNI Heretaunga chapter.

Reward your top achievers, employees or clients with Champion Travel incentive gift vouchers. Contact us to find out more.

Terms and conditions;

  • Champion Travel is acting as agent and customers will need to meet insurance criteria of the principals.
  • Insurance criteria subject to change from time to time.
  • Savings expressed are based on average travellers insurance charges.
  • Travellers must supply valid passport, a NZ residential address and disclose any existing medical conditions.
  • Travel vouchers are only redeemable at Champion Travel.

Champion Travel will NOT be beaten on price!

Contact Details
Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

To protect you, travel insurance must be initiated once any monies are paid.
Champion Travel's founder began selling travel insurance in 1976.

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Champion Travel Franchise Opportunity


Updated 19 July, 2022

8% - $2,476

5% - $1,552

3% - $928

* once franchised as a travel referral agent for Champion Travel

Due to challenging commissions paid by some principals, in some cases we may need to apply a professional service fee.

Contact Details
Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

Women’s Only Trips Around New Zealand and the World

Women’s tour groups are a booming area of travel both domestically and internationally. Champion Travel have extensive associations and resources to help plan your trip to save you time and offer group savings to save you money. So whether it’s a cycling trip or mountain climbing, foodies or just girlfriends looking for fun.

Let us assist you and your friends with your next child free, man free and stress free adventure.

International Travel

The founder has been selling travel since 1976 and proactively encourages travellers to register their interest in international travel. Champion Travel proactively keeps you up to date with relevant changes and requirements to your overseas destinations of interest daily and free of charge. We also book urgent compassionate travel requirements. Contact us to plan your next trip.

New Zealand Immigration
To assist you with international travel, please visit New Zealand Immigration’s key information on current border closure and exceptions page.
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If you are making travel arrangements for your migrant workforce, we recommend Copeland Ashcroft Law to ensure that you are in the best position to retain these employees and plan with more certainty for the future.

Traffic Light System Scrapped for NZ

The New Zealand traffic light system and almost all of the COVID-19 related requirements in New Zealand have been removed.

If you are traveling to New Zealand, this means:

  • You are no longer required to wear masks except in healthcare and aged care facilities
  • There are no vaccine requirements to enter New Zealand
  • It is not mandatory to self test on days 0/1 and 5/6, but encouraged. You will still be provided with free RAT tests on arrival for voluntary testing

More information is available at the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Requirements still in effect

  • You must self isolate if you contract COVID-19 for a minimum of 7 days. Close contacts will not need to isolate
  • Masks to be worn in aged care and healthcare facilities
  • A New Zealand Travel Declaration will still need to be filled out before travelling to New Zealand. This includes Citizens returning to New Zealand

Visa Requirements and Updates
If you are traveling to New Zealand you will need either a Visitor visa or an NZeTA unless you are an Australian Citizen. For travel from visa waivering countries, you are able to apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) but this must now be granted BEFORE travel. You now need to upload a photo for identification purposes also.

If you are traveling from or to New Zealand, the buyer is responsible for obtaining all passport, visa, health and medical information required. The buyer is also responsible for ensuring they adhere to any and all relevant health warnings and receive recommended vaccinations of all countries they will be visiting. Champion Travel Ltd. will provide information on all needs.

New Zealand Entry Requirements: Replaced Arrival Card with New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD)

The old Passenger Arrival Card has been replaced by the New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD). This is mandatory for everyone entering the country.

Completing the NZTD is free and easy! You can do it online at the NZTD website or by downloading the handy NZTD app.

The declaration asks questions about your trip and the items you're bringing. You can start it anytime and submit it between 24 hours before departure and reaching passport control in New Zealand.

Everyone needs an NZTD, regardless of visa status. This includes holders of New Zealand visas and NZeTAs.

Can't complete it online? No worries! A paper declaration form is still available.

For any questions, the NZTD Contact Centre is available 24/7 via email or phone. Visit their website for details:

Visa Assist

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TravelPort have developed a guide to recovery sharing the latest research-based perspectives from travellers, suppliers, and agencies, and to address the pressing questions the travel industry is asking right now.
Visit TravelPort's Guide to Travel Recovery

Introducing worldwide travel insurance to help protect your travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic
In October 2020, Cover-More NZ launched COVID-19 travel insurance for travel in New Zealand and Australia. This new cover has proved popular with many Kiwis seeking that extra piece of mind to resume travelling again. With more talk about Pacific Island travel bubbles potentially opening soon, now is a great time to ensure you’re covered with the best possible protection.
Contact Champion Travel to learn more about this travel insurance cover.

Champion Travel will NOT be beaten on price!

Safe Travel

Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas.

Incentive Travel

Champion Travel Gift Vouchers

Champion Travel Sponsors Non-Profit Organisations

Do you belong to a non-profit organisation, sports club, community group wanting to raise funds? If so, Champion Travel can provide permanent incentives for you to achieve your goals.

Champion Travel offers you 50/50 investment opportunity on an ongoing long-term basis.

  • If for example you plan to run a quiz night, weekly raffle or weekly player incentive, Champion Travel will provide a $500 prize which costs your group 50% less to buy from Champion Travel:$250. Smaller incentives can be bought as small as $100
  • Depending on the degree of commercial interest shown in this sponsorship opportunity, the ratio can be negotiated at the discretion of Champion Travel

So please feel free to consult today for assistance in planning your events. I am always willing to help local non-profit community groups to raise funds.

This can be achieved when your members sell raffle tickets and group keeps half the profits with the other half going into prizes arranged by Champion Travel.

Consult me today, Maxwell Burns - 021 022 02220 -

Contact Details
Champion Travel Limited NZ
20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:


  • I’ve known Max of Champion Travel for a couple of years and due to Covid and international travel restrictions I haven’t been able to use his services until now. And I must say it was a pleasure dealing with him.

    I needed to plan for a 4 month UK return trip and briefed Max with my ideal timings and specific airline I wished to travel with. Max came back within hours with exactly what I needed and held the booking in anticipation of confirmation - which I did.

    Separately to this I was also hunting for the right travel insurance to which Max provided competitive options. Again Max came up with the goods as he not only matched the price I was getting but also bettered it!

    If you’re looking for an enthusiastic and proactive travel agent then Max is your man.

    Anil, 2022
  • As an immigrant to New Zealand I’ve always had a requirement for overseas travel. So way back in 2007 whilst looking at options for my parents to visit New Zealand from the UK a colleague of mine quite simply said ‘give this guy a try’, so this was my introduction to Maxwell Burns the founder of Champion Travel. Now over 10 years have passed and I’m thankful to say that Max and Champion Travel have looked after all my travel needs both home and abroad. Further to this my extended family in New Zealand and Scotland have been utilising the great services provided by Max for their travel needs throughout the World. To coin a phrase from my family: ‘who would have thought that we would be using a travel agent in Napier for all our travel needs both home and abroad’. For all our travel needs I’ve found Max to be efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant, whilst also being readily accessible for advice and assistance. Reliable and timely documentation for the wide range of travel services one now needs is a feature of a client focused delivery by Champion Travel. This provides our family a ‘one stop shop’ best value for money travel solution every time and I would not hesitate to recommend Champion Travel for all your business and holiday travel requirements. Here’s to the next 10 years Max…..

    Steven, 2017

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20A Henderson Crescent, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Phone: 021 022 02220 | Email:

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