Jean-Michel Jefferson


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Jefferson shines when it comes to catering to clients’ passions, whether they’re motivated by rugby, cycling, Maori traditions (like wood or bone carving), or simply searching for a spiritual connection to the land.

A polyglot who has spent more than 20 years planning travel throughout New Zealand, Jefferson shines when it comes to planning niche itineraries. Among the recent trips he's coordinated: For an Irish billionaire (and avid cyclist) visiting New Zealand for a rugby series, Jefferson arranged for him to meet a Maori guide with Irish heritage to introduce him to locals in the town of Taupo on the North Island. “We arranged a cycling day around Lake Taupo mirroring an annual competition with specific bike requirements, and an experience to see sacred Maori carvings,” Jefferson says. “Based on that trip, the and his companions are all planning to return with their families for a longer trip.”

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: The Cook Islands and Spiritual Travel

Languages Spoken: English, French, and Russian

Average Daily Spend: $1,000 per person

Trip Planning Fees: 7.5%

Contact Info | 64-03-447-3558 | Otago, New Zealand

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