First Travel Group Joins Mint in NZ

First Travel Group Joins Mint in New Zealand

Sydney, 20 January 2023 - First Travel Group has appointed Mint Payments (Mint) as their exclusive payment's solution, First Travel Group are one of New Zealand's leading independent travel alliance.

First Travel Group’s members will benefit from Mint’s end-to-end payments solutions, allowing them to seamlessly accept customer card payments with MintVT and make B2B supplier payments with MintEFT. The Mint product suite integrates with leading mid-office systems, streamlining the workflow of agents with increased efficiency of booking, payments and reconciliation.

The First Travel Group network includes more than 50 independent travel specialists and has been serving New Zealand for over 20 years. The group’s diverse high-end membership includes boutique retail, corporate TMCs and Meetings & Event specialists. As a technology leader, First Travel Group is working with Mint to provide a range of best-in-class payment solutions through its strong partnerships and worldwide preferred supplier agreements.

Mint Payments CEO, Alex Teoh said: “We are very proud that First Travel Group has selected Mint payments as their exclusive payment partner. This partnership sends a positive message that both First Travel Group and Mint Payments are focused on improving client, agent and supplier experience during the booking and payment workflow. We look forward to implementing our capabilities across the FTG network and a long prosperous partnership.”

First Travel Group GM Retail, John Willson, said: “We have been looking for a payment solution platform which will benefit our members and streamline accounting functions. Mint Payments solution ticked all the boxes we were trying to achieve, and displayed a sincere desire to work with us for a mutually beneficial outcome and relationship”

Find out more about MintVT & MintEFT for New Zealand here.


About First Travel Group

First Travelers Group is a leader in the New Zealand market. They offer an extensive range of services and products including consolidation unit, with its game-changing ticketing technology, Aeronology, the industry leading Creative Cruise platform and in-house boutique wholesaler, Lifestyle Holidays.

Established in 1999, First Travel Group is a co-operative, with Australian parent company Express Travel Group (ETG) holding a majority shareholding alongside members and staff.


Find out more about First Travel Group here.