Kevin & Melanie Salisbury
We’ve been married and visiting airshows for 28 years, and have been in NZ for 12 years now. The Planes Trains & Autos tours came about when Frontier Travel (which was then bought by Travel Managers Group Ltd) launched a new website in 2009 and asked for new and innovative travel ideas.
This was easy, with Kev’s lifelong passion for aviation & history and my travel experience; we put the first tour together and successfully took the group back to the UK in 2010. It was fantastic to share our home counties and the places we know so well, and some fantastic airshows like Flying Legends at Duxford and the International Air Tattoo at Fairford.
It was a great success and the same tour, now known as “Planes Trains & Autos” operated in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
We had a lot of past guests wanting to join us again so in 2013 we introduced an all new tour "Bomber County". This was a great success too and operated in 2013 and 2014.
2015 saw a return to the Planes, Trains & Autos itinerary, and in 2016 we did a Battle of Britain & D-Day tour including the Normandy beaches.
As an independent travel broker working for Frontier Travel, now the Travel Managers Group, I am IATA registered for your protection. I have worked as a broker for 10 years and during that time have achieved “Best New Broker” and “Broker of the Year” twice. My role is to make sure the tour runs smoothly and look after everyone.
You can find out more about Travel Mangers Group Ltd at www.travelmanagers.co.nz
Kev has always worked in the motor industry, finishing up at Rolls Royce before leaving for NZ, but his passions are aviation and modeling (and I don’t mean catwalk modeling). Affectionately known by tour guests as “Tail End Charlie”, Kev has the essential role of knowing about everything we encounter. Pretty challenging!