Our Story

Connecting People and the International AgriBusiness Sector: Promoting Knowledge, Insight and Opportunity

AgriTravel International has been operating for over 25 years as an agri-business and agricultural tourism specialist.
We offer bespoke tour services for discerning clients with interests ranging from agriculture, horticulture, forestry and associated industries, and have welcomed groups to New Zealand from all corners of the globe.
The company has been organising and operating agricultural, business and technical study tours since 1991when it was established by Judy Calder.

After many passionate years’ operating AgriTravel with husband Alistair Calder, Judy later supported Karen Baldwin who took over management of the company in 2013 and then purchased the business in 2015.

Having been involved in the agricultural sector for most of her life, Karen also bought with her a wealth of knowledge, valuable contacts, and vast experience from the tourism industry.
Karen successfully lead a small team and continued to create innovative and customised agricultural and special interest tours for a broad range of international group travellers.
The teams’ extensive and longstanding industry connections plus many years of experience in agricultural related industries, enabled the company to include a wide range of technical visits including farms, orchards, research units, agri-businesses and events.

 

The AgriTravel team has now grown substantially, following a partnership in June 2018 with Travel Time South Pacific; a New Zealand based, family owned, inbound tourism operator.

Karen Baldwin joined the expanded team of experienced and passionate travel professionals at the Travel Time South Pacific’s Waikato-based office.

Joining strengths with Travel Time South Pacific’s business and 30+ years of history, enables an even broader range of specialised product offerings for international clientele seeking to visit one of the world’s most progressive agricultural nations.

A priority for the business is to continue to create and deliver inspiring AgriTravel experiences to all clients, while introducing a wider range of agri-business programmes including outbound agricultural tours.

AgriTravel is a proud founding member of the Agricultural Tour Operators International association (ATOI) and works closely with its global members to offer creative tour programmes for existing clients and new markets keen to meet the people and business that shape the agricultural sector of New Zealand, and around the world.