I’m a passionate NZ Travel Broker based in Lower Hutt, Wellington. My specialty is bespoke luxury travel—whether you’re planning a business trip, family expedition, romantic escape or solo sabbatical, book with me and I’ll tailor an experience to suit.
I believe travel is a doorway to extraordinary, life-changing experiences. It offers the chance to see other cultures and connects people, creating memories, which is why clients hire me as a trusted travel advisor to manage, design and create their holidays.
Travel is in my blood… my parents met on one of the very first Contiki Tours around Europe. Later we went as a family to live in the UK for three years, toured around Europe in school holidays and finished with three months in a campervan throughout the USA. At 18 I went on a student exchange to Argentina, attended school, travelled and learnt Spanish. On my return to NZ I started my travel industry career in a corporate travel agency before moving on to airline work with Ansett New Zealand. Travel Broking was the next step in 2009—returning to the industry I love and building a business, initially working around my young children.
Fast forward 12 years, the kids have grown, as has my business (although currently somewhat on hold due to Covid). I love travel and I love to travel. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to visit many countries and bring back all those experiences ready to share with my clients.
- Recipient NZ Travel Brokers High Achievers Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
- NZ Travel Brokers Top 10—Placed 10th (2017), Placed 8th (2018)
- NZ Travel Broker Brokers Choice (2017)
- Top Seller—Intrepid Travel (2015)
- Air New Zealand Broker of the Year—Placed 4th (2011), 2nd (2012)
Places I’ve explored
I am extremely grateful to Jodi, Veronica and Anita for allowing me to connect with their clients now that they have left the travel industry. I will ensure they get the same high quality service and support they have been used to and I look forward to tailoring some new experiences soon.
Navigate the maze
With the online booking revolution in full swing, travel consultants may appear as antiquated as the printed map. This, however, can’t be further from the truth. You think that by doing it yourself, you’re cutting out the middleman and must be getting the best value but beware of the ‘cut commission/maximise profit’ promise. Time and time again we’ve seen booking sites suddenly close down, leaving the holidaymaker out of pocket.
I’m here for the long haul! While this recent pandemic threw a huge curveball for the travel industry I’ve continued to work where I can; bringing people home from overseas with Repatriation Travel; pivoted to domestic travel, helping Kiwis see their own country; booking business trips for those who still need to travel overseas for work, negotiated the MIQ process for returnees and most recently made numerous bookings for travel to the Cook Islands.
With fewer travel agents and agencies in New Zealand now, you can be assured that I’ll remain and am here to help you navigate the new version of overseas travel. I offer great customer service, effectively ‘hand-holding’ through the booking process so you can be assured new country entry-requirements are met, and providing support and backup while you’re away. I’m a local, small business and I absolutely appreciate your support.
10 reasons to use a TAANZ Bonded NZ Travel Broker
- The most cost-effective option
I inform you of all available options, special deals, and provide advice on the quality and value of a specific product.
- The greatest number of options
I provide you with a wide range of travel alternatives as well as quotations from competitive travel suppliers.
- One-stop-shop for convenience
I save you time and money by arranging all aspects of your holiday, including air tickets, vehicle rentals, coach and train reservations, accommodation, and activities.
- Customer spokesperson
If you have any problems during your holiday, I will act on your behalf to resolve them.
- Expert advice
I understand the complexities of the travel industry and will guarantee you get the most out of what’s on offer.
- Services tailored to the individual
I am not some impersonal voice from hundreds of kilometers away—I understand your needs and give value.
- Professional advice
My job is to make sure you get to where you want to go at the best possible price and in the most pleasant way.
- Timing savings
I have all the information at my fingertips and can quickly pull up all your travel-related options in seconds.
I’m not some faceless website. I’m a local business. You know how to reach me and who I am.
Non-prejudice information. I work for you, the holiday-maker, not for the airline or any other travel supplier. My sole objective is to get you the best value and satisfy you completely so that you will return to see me again!