Trade and Media
This part of our website is a dedicated resource area designed to be a one stop shop for travel and media professionals researching Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry. If you have a particular marketing or media query about Bluebridge Cook Strait ferries or StraitNZ please contact our Marketing Manager.
We're sure you'll agree that having the ability to offer a choice of New Zealand travel product enhances your customers’ experience and increases the profitability of your business. If you are interested in becoming an agency of Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries , email us at Bluebridge.Sales@straitnz.co.nz and we’ll send you an affiliate application form.
Once our team has processed your application successfully, we will be in touch with your account information, as well as your website login details so you can start to make bookings on behalf of your customers. At this time we will also confirm your rate or commission level when you make bookings through your account.
If you have any questions or would like more information about becoming an agent, please don't hesitate to email our sales team.
We’re all about making Bluebridge easy to buy and easy to sell, so you can book with us either by phone or through our Agent portal.
To make a phone booking you can call our dedicated agent toll free number 0800 761 762. Our call centre is open every day (except Christmas) between 8am and 8pm. You will need to provide the following information when making a booking:
- Your agent code
- Number of passengers, their full names and ages
- Type of vehicle, registration number and length (most vehicles are under 5.5 metres)
- Fare type required
- Customer contact phone number and/or email address
- Any special requirements we should be aware of
To make an online booking login here. You will need to enter your username and password. From there click on 'make a new booking' and then follow these easy steps:
- Enter travel details
- Select sailing
- Select fare type
- Review your booking
- Enter passenger details
- Enter contact information
We have various resources to help your agency promote Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry to your customers.
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry brochure
To order our brochures please visit Visitor Point Online. Our 6 panel DL brochure covers all key information about travelling with Bluebridge including check-in times, our sailing route, timetable and maps showing the location of our Picton and Wellington terminals.
Our footpath signs are a great way to let your customers know you are an agent who can sell them Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries tickets. They're built to be durable and withstand strong winds without being too heavy. For more information on these signs or to discuss the possibility of ordering a free footpath sign for your location please email Bluebridge.Sales@straitnz.co.nz
Point of sale posters
Our posters are designed to be simple yet eye-catching to attract attention. 3 different sizes (A4/A3/A1) can be viewed and ordered for FREE. Please contact Bluebridge.Sales@straitnz.co.nz to place an order.
Like ours, your reputation rides on the satisfaction of your customers, so it makes perfect sense that you want to know that what you're selling will meet or exceed your clients' expectations. The best way to ensure this happens is to experience Bluebridge for yourself!
Travel Trade & Media Familiarisations
Bluebridge hosts wholesale and retail travel trade, agency partners and New Zealand tourism industry personnel for famils so they can grow their knowledge of Bluebridge. Visits comprise of a mix of our invitees, and those who have chosen to 'self-familiarise' themselves. In all cases the aim is to educate and inform resellers and industry partners about all aspects of our service.
We also host international and domestic media each year, who are visiting to research story lines for print, broadcast and online media articles. Bluebridge participates in the Tourism New Zealand Explore Programme and also hosts other media outside of this programme at our discretion.
If you would like to understand more about our Famil programme and how you can experience Bluebridge please contact us at Bluebridge.Sales@straitnz.co.nz
If you are member of the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association please log in to the member's only area of the TIA website.