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Date:  Thursday 29th November 2018


Innovative tourism company, Road GURU, is geared up for the busy summer ahead with an eight-fold increase in the number of highly qualified guides available to assist international visitors on tour in New Zealand.

Road GURU provides a convenient online platform solution that enables the travel trade to source the largest collection of professional tour guides in New Zealand.

“We focus on providing the private guides and vehicles while the travel trade concentrate on booking the accommodation and sightseeing directly”, comments Mitchell McLaughlin, Director of Road GURU.  

This has been a deliberate move by the company to provide a dedicated service solution for the agent.  “We can provide a quick and accurate quote for an available guide, which is commissionable. The agent doesn’t have to make contact with multiple guides and then wait for their respective replies”, adds Mitchell.

The carefully curated collection of guides has been personally vetted by Road GURU.  The guides follow New Zealand regulations with regards to legal hours of work, licences required and only use compliant passenger vehicles.

The guides can variously speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Italian and German.

Road GURU also sources 2-19 seater vehicles to accommodate different group sizes, which are high quality Mercedes Benz or Toyota branded vehicles.

“This is the second summer season Road GURU has been providing guiding solutions for the travel trade.  The huge increase in the number of guides available allows us to give agents more choice and reflects the demand we’re seeing for the season ahead”, concludes Mitchell.   ENDS


About Road GURU: 

Road GURU is a New Zealand registered company operated by business partners Mitchell McLaughlin and Caleb Helm.  It is a member of the Tourism Industry Association.  In 2018 Road GURU attended TRENZ for the first time and will be attending again in 2019. 

Mitchell is a former New Zealand tour guide and fluent Mandarin speaker who regularly embarks on sales missions to Asia.

Caleb has worked in the corporate field and brings organisation skills and a keen eye for systems.

Mitchell is a member of Christchurch Club of Skal International.


For further information contact:

Director:      Mitchell McLaughlin

                    Ph: +64 3 595 5307




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