Past Events

Past Events

2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia proved to be an outstanding host for the recent 2018 FIFA World Cup: incredible arenas, beautiful cities, warm and friendly locals ... all key to a successful event.

Pacific Attitude surfed this wave to further deliver some memorable experiences for over 230 Kiwis and Aussies travelling for the occasion. The level of satisfaction reached an all time high - flirting with 100% as messages of thanks and positive testimonials are flooding in!

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Once again there was a high number of individual and personalised interaries adapted to suit, from a family on a backpacking tour to Corporate VIP groups riding Russian tanks, enjoying a cooking demonstration with one of the World's Top 10 Chefs and so many more unique and different experiences enjoyed during their free days between games.

Below is an overview and feedback from just one of the lucky ones who enjoyed the journey of a lifetime and benefitted from the Pacific Attitude team's professionalism and dedication:

"Now after six weeks away I finally have (sort of) settled back into my NZ routine. It certainly was a wonderful time away and especially my World Cup experience in Russia was! Never mind that Germany was unable to defend their title. France definitely deserved to take over as a World Champion!

We were so lucky with having you both to organize the time at the World Cup! Most of all thank you for responding so quickly to my concerns about my first accommodation in Moscow. From then on everything went so smoothly and I would not be surprised if you also did manage to organize the most beautiful summer days for us. I lapped up every moment, not only the games. I would recommend Netizen Hostel for a budget stay, a class better than Ready Steady in Sankt Petersburg, but the beauty of this wonderful city made up for it!

Thank you so much for all your correspondence and reassurances over the months I had dealings with you!

I certainly would recommend you to anybody that intends going on a trip run by Pacific Attitude!"

- Horst


"... it was a once in a lifetime trip for me and I enjoyed every bit of it. Well done and I will for sure recommend your services if we have any events that we need to plan on that scale."

- Faizul

Australian Adventure Tours

Australian Adventure Tours

Dear Pacific Attitude's team,

I wanted to sincerely and deeply thank you for the programme you put together for us as it was simply perfect.

Not even the shade of an issue, all bookings were totally matching with our expectations, and because of the suggested activities & excursions have allowed us to discover Australia at its best, in an optimized way according to the time we did spend on site.

My son, his girlfriend and I warmly thank you for having organizing us an unforgettable trip on the other side of the world !

Thank you again for everything !
See you soon !

Henri, Camille & Glen MIOCH (Montpellier – France)

The Pioneer, MTB Stage Race, NZ – February 2016

The Pioneer

The Pioneer 7 Day EPIC
The Pioneer 3 Day Traverse
MTB Day Rides – Christchurch and Queenstown

Pacific Attitude was appointed as Official Travel Partner for the inaugural Mountain Bike Stage Race in New Zealand in 2016.The Pioneer came out of a simple idea. Ride beyond. The idea of creating a uniquely New Zealand event that takes you through parts of the country that few will ever get to enjoy. To ride to the most remote parts of the Southern Alps. To push yourself beyond your comfort zone. To get you far away from familiar trails and into the unknown - and to do it all for seven days straight.

The Pioneer MTB RacePacific Attitude provided accommodation and campervan options for this awe inspiring seven day mountain bike stage race through New Zealand’s pristine Southern Alps, for competitors and their supporters.

Over 300 competitors took part and reported that this first time event was brilliantly organised and delivered everything it promised – and so much more! International competitors in particular were blown away by the event with even the most experienced riders admitting "I'e done all sorts of races all over the world, but this is unbelievable" - and that they will be back in 2017. If you're looking for a mountain bike race to get you inspired again, this is it!

Check out the television report on the event

FIFA U-20 New Zealand 2015

FIFA U-20 World Cup

New Zealand is Pacific Attitude's homeland and was host for the FIFA U-20 World Cup's 20th Edition happening between 30th of May and 20th of June 2015 throughout 7 host cities.

Pacific Attitude, as FIFA Official Travel Partner, has once again been playing a key role delivering its travel and sporting event management expertise.

Pacific Attitude put together travel packages for fans and provided dedicated itineraries for football scouts looking for new talent - and last and perhaps more importantly, organising pre-competition training camps for selected teams.

Another really successful campaign was implemented, especially for the teams who chose Pacific Attitude to look after all their specific needs in preparation for a World Cup – and the outcomes were outstanding!


Serbia - you cannot get much better than being simply crowned FIFA U-20 World Champion for 2015 !

Plus individual distinctions rewarding a few of their players:

- Golden Glove (best goal keeper) – captain Predrag RAJKOVIC
- Adidas Golden Ball (Bronze) – Sergej MILINKOVIC

Serbia U20 team

Testimonial from Dusan GELIC – Serbia U-20 Team Manager:

"On behalf Serbian U-20 National Team I would like to thank to you and your colleagues for your assistance and support during our stay in Pulman Lodge in Auckland.

As you know organization pre camp before World cup in New Zealand was crucial event for the biggest achievement of U-20 Serbian Team. You are member of the World Cup Winning Team because you arranged perfect preparation for Serbian Team in Pulman Lodge in period, June 20th-27th. You have to be proud of it.

Also I would like to thank you for good cooperation for corrections of our Schedule because you understand sport and sports requests. I hope we will cooperate in future.

With kindest regards,
Dusan Gelic
Team Manager of Serbian U-20 National Team



The team won the only team award of the competition- the Fair Play Award and the individual award of Rising Star going to Viktor KAVALENKO for winning the Golden Boot.


Testimonial from Aleksey NIEKRASOV – Ukraine U-20 Team Manager:

"On behalf of the coaching and manager staff of Ukrainian team I would like to thank you and all involved your collegues for every well organised detail (hotel, trainings, rest day, etc.) prior the tournament!!! Everything was on the top level.
Also please redirect my great thanks to Maori Lady for all presents for all our team. It was very kind step from all Maori community in New Zealand to our team, thank them!

Serhiy is also a match manager for all host Ukrainian games, so maybe in future our federation will deal with you again. As after all we do not have any issues of organisational, financial matters, etc between our sides.

One more time thank you for all, kind assistance and co-operation!

Kind regards,
Ukraine Football U-20 Team Manager

2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil

Brazil, the Home of Football was the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. For this occasion Pacific Attitude Limited was appointed as an authorised Sales Agent of MATCH Hospitality in New Zealand for the sale of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Official Hospitality Programme.

In addition to on-selling the Official Hospitality Programmes, Pacific Attitude offered a full range of touring packages, taking about 150 Kiwis to Brazil for an experience of a lifetime.

Have a look at a few of our packages to get an idea:

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Sao Paulo

"Just wanted to write to say thanks to Pacific Attitude for all your efforts and assistance for the trip to the World Cup.

What a blast – all 19 of us really rated the trip. The match tickets were fantastic, so close to the pitch that we were within 20m of Messi when he took the corners and had Rodrigues celebrating the goal of the tournament right in front of us.

The hotel in Lapa worked really well as a venue for the conference, especially the roof top pool. Its location was perfect as it was a lot less touristy than Copacabana and we felt like we were part of the local Brazilian scene".

Andrew Clements – Zeus Management


Steinlager Series – French Rugby Tour in June 2013

Steinlager SeriesEvery year in June the Steinlager Series takes place – a 3 test match tour across the country between the hosting team, the All Blacks and a country from the Northern Hemisphere. In 2013, it was France, with a special revenge taste being the first time the teams had played against each other since the 23rd of October 2011, date of the tense RWC 2011 Final won by the All Blacks.

For the occasion, Pacific Attitude welcomed more than 150 French rugby fans coming over to support Les Bleus – either from France to participate in a three week itinerary throughout New Zealand or from French Polynesia for the Auckland test.

Steinlager series

"I worked with Pacific Attitude & Groupe Couleur as a guest speaker at numerous events during the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2013 French rugby tour to NZ. During these events I found the Crew to be very professional, organised, and friendly to myself and their clients. I received many remarks from their clients commenting on their satisfaction and enjoyment whilst touring. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pacific Attitude to future clients wishing to travel aboard and experience another country at its best."

Tony Marsh – Former French Rugby Player

Rugby World Cup 2011 – New Zealand

Rugby World Cup 2011 – New ZealandThe RWC 2011 had a special taste as it was the first time New Zealand had hosted the competition since the original event in 1987, also the first All Blacks World Champion Title.

This edition was a great success, with a genuine partnership between Southern Travelnet & Groupe Couleur, a French and a New Zealand based company. Same country of origin as the two teams competing during the Final for the 2011 Title!
In total, not less than 3,200 people ( +/- 15,000 match tickets) travelled to New Zealand using our services, positioning Groupe Couleur as the top OTA for the tournament.

Rugby World Cup 2011
Tony MARSH, Jonah LOMU & Philipe SAINT ANDRE

From this success the Pacific Attitude partnership between Groupe Couleur and Southern Travelnet was born, what a memorable event !

I have been hosting few major events for Groupe Couleur, especially during the RWC 2011 in New Zealand, and I have been impressed with their professionalism. Groupe Couleur has this great ability to associate high quality services whilst maintaining an atmosphere of conviviality, so important to our Rugby Spirit.

It was always a pleasure to be part of this kind of reception and interact the clients, the other guest speakers & Groupe Couleur’s Team

Philippe Saint André about Couleur

Parliamentarian Rugby World Cup 2011

Parliamentarian Rugby World Cup 2011Southern Travelnet (part owner of Pacific Attitude) was in charge of the Parliamentarian Rugby World 2011 organisation. This competition is a rugby tournament taking place just before the official IRB Rugby World Cup.

A few teams from around the world compete for the sacred honour of World Champion. The teams are composed of Members of Parliament and government associates, as well as a few 'special guest' players.

Parliamentarian Rigby World Cup 2011

8 teams played in the 2011 Edition, with over 250 people involved. Southern Travelnet was in charge of all the Tournament Organization (playing facilities, referees, ambulances, post game functions) as well as all the travel requirements for each team (accommodation, transport, hospitality). The competition was followed by a cultural, political and tourist itinerary with various local highlights along the way, before ending at Eden Park for the RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony and Pacific Crunch between New Zealand & Tonga.

"I have been joining the NZ Parliamentarian Team as a guest player for PRWC 2011 in NZ – this will remain a great memory as we won the trophy on our own soil – but the whole tournament was a real success as really well organized – The organizing team was in charge of both on field & off field organization, and they did a great job! They put an excellent itinerary together with a great mixture of culture, sport, discovery and fun!

The organizing crew was really professional in the execution of their work, but good fun too as they even jumped on the field to play some footy in addition to being part of every single step of the whole project – a warm thank to the team!"

Ofisa Junior Tonu’u – former All Black