TravelTalk NZ was created by us, for you. We're a group of like minded individuals who both love travel, and love sharing our travel experiences. Whether it be tips and advice for travel within New Zealand, or around the world, we want to deliver you a travel site that delivers a uniquely New Zealand focus that we hope will enrich your travel experience.

Who is behind the TravelTalk community?

The team behind TravelTalk are leading pioneers in the area of online communities in New Zealand. Their collective experience includes launching and running Geekzone - one of the busiest online communities in New Zealand - attracting over 250,000 page views each week and NZ's first social network - WorldDJ.com - a pre-Facebook community that grew to over 300,000 members globally.

Paul Spain

Paul Spain

Co-Founder

Paul is an avid traveler who has travelled around the world more times than he can remember. He is a Qantas Club Lifetime member and an Air New Zealand Elite flyer.

Currently Paul is founder of Gorilla Technology (IT Services), Global Voice Media (Podcasts and Digital Media) and Cloud Labs (Cloud Services). He is a regular podcaster and hosts NZ Tech Podcast and NZ Business Podcast.

Paul's background in online communities began when he founded NZ's first social network (WorldDJ.com) which he grew to over 300,000 members globally.

Mauricio Freitas

Mauricio Freitas

Co-Founder

In 2002 Mauricio founded geekzone.co.nz, which quickly became and has remained the predominant online technology community in New Zealand. With more conference badges than most have had hot dinners, Mauricio brings a wealth of technology, business and travel insight to TravelTalk.

Steve Biddle

Steve Biddle

Co-Founder

Steve is a Wellington based network engineer who loves spending time on a plane or in a nice hotel when he's not busy with WiFi deployments or VoIP phone systems. He's an Air NZ Elite Frequent Flyer.

Adam Jobbins

Adam Jobbins

Co-Founder

Adam is an IT Professional and keen traveller. An ex-pat Kiwi living in Melbourne, Australia, he is a frequent Trans-Tasman traveller and Australian domestic business traveller. Adam is a Velocity Gold frequent flyer with Virgin Australia and Silver frequent Flyer with Qantas.

Adam takes the lead managing the technology running the TravelTalk.nz website as well as contributing content and helping run the business that makes bringing you TravelTalk possible.

TravelTalk NZ is published by Travel Talk Media Limited (NZBN 9429043341672)