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Cruise Deals

Nicola Deane

Amanda Ellis

Hilde Thomas

Travel USA

Simon Hocking

Sharyn Kerr

Janet Tucker

Sarah Southcombe

Christine Hopkins

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Maria Leung

Alex Myall

Trudi Vowles Personal Travel Manager

Trudi Vowles

Natuurlijk NZ

Amanda Tunley

Travel Beat

Amber King

Vanessa Kirkman

123Go Travel

Elleysen Tan

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Director

Ron Montgomery

Nicky Knowles

Bibiana Saudua

Kim Beswick

Kay Paulsen

Salveen Kumar

Debbie Christian

Pacific Breeze

Glen Armstrong

David Simms

Shelley Knight

Diane de Jong

Flor Serna

Apii Kavana Personal Travel Manager

Apii Kavana

Michelle Taylor

Rachel Rhind Personal Travel Manager

Rachel Rhind

Andrew Phillips

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Nicola Deane

I have been working in the travel industry for 21 years and have achieved ATTTO Level 4. My travels have taken me to countries around the world across 4 continents. The awe-inspiring scenery at Machu Picchu took my breath away, great live music at all times of the day in Nashville kept my foot tapping, and the wonderful mix of nature and interesting cities in Canada makes it my favourite destination in the world.

 

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Amanda Ellis

I love travel and I love what I do! Having spent over 12-yrs as a Travel Consultant with House of Travel, I get real enjoyment from creating holidays. Whether it’s creating that bucket list holiday, visiting family and friends, a family getaway, wedding, business trip or a much needed beach break, no matter how big or small, I’m here to help! Tours, Cruises, tailor-made holidays, group, a do it yourself holiday, I can do it all! Let’s work together to turn your dreams into reality! It’s not often that one package fits all so I will listen to you, your needs and wish-lists and together we will work out the travel plans that work for you.

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Hilde Thomas

After studying International Tourism Management at the NHTV in Breda, I left for New Zealand with my husband in 2012. With over 10 years of experience in New Zealand tourism, I have the knowledge and expertise to put together an unforgettable trip for you. I design tailor-made routes, taking in account every budget and specific wishes.

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Travel USA

DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE USA

Embark on an adventure to discover the diverse and captivating destinations of the USA

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Simon Hocking

Book your upcoming leisure trip with Simon Hocking, and get the most out of your itinerary.

Simon’s understanding of destinations and travel management, outweigh many, as he has 40 years in the travel business.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Simon specialises in providing organised holidays.

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Sharyn Kerr

Stay tuned for my personal Bio coming soon….

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Janet Tucker

I’m so lucky, I love my job and I have been in the Travel Industry for 30+ year. My passion is to help people have the best possible time whether they are travelling for business, ticking off their bucket list or visiting family and friends. While creating memories. Planning travel can be time consuming and frustrating. Let me help you take the stress away. With all my years of experience and all the traveling I have done.

 

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Sarah Southcombe

Hi, I’m Sarah and I have been in the travel industry for 29 years and for the bulk of that time I have been a personal travel manager offering a bespoke service to my customers.  The world is now a little different and that has brought about some additional challenges as far as the logistics of travel. A big part of my role in this new world is managing all those  new requirements so your focus can be 100% about enjoying your holiday.

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Christine Hopkins

Luxury Travel Advisor, connecting luxury travellers with the best value luxury travel experiences. Personalised service creating bespoke travel itineraries for the style conscious, experience seeking traveller with a discerning palate & exquisite taste.

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Maria Leung

I have worked in retail travel here in Christchurch for over 20 years, it’s an industry I have a real passion for! There is nothing I enjoy more than guiding my clients through the travel planning process and turning their travel dreams to reality.

I’m now working with Travel Advocates, a business wholly owned by House of Travel Holdings, they specialize in working with people like myself who work remotely. I will continue to deliver amazing service to my loyal client base, keeping each of you informed on the latest products and travel trends that I feel its something that will appeal or be of interest.

The only change is my email address, you will still be able to get hold of me on the same phone number and I will be of course continue to offer all the same products and service at a great price.

I look forward to helping you plan your next holiday

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Alex Myall

Your local travel agent team with a vision to help more people explore destinations, hassle free.

Too many people want to explore, but find the planning and booking processes either expensive, complex, or uncertain. That’s where we come in.

Most passionate about far flung, intrepid destinations (the kind of place you always wanted to visit, but put in the too hard basket), we’re all about making it easy for you.

With more than 25 countries visited, and an organic transition from travel journalism, we’re a perfect combination for your trip. But the best bit? We’re not “salesy”, we quite simply just want you to explore more.

Personalised, hassle free, and most importantly, travel that is exactly what you imagined. Find out more at www.chasingdreamstravel.co.nz

Travel fearlessly, live freely.

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Trudi Vowles

I’ve been a travel consultant for 22+ years. I’ve lived in the UK, Canada & Japan. I specialise in all sorts of trips, and have sent people on the Trans-Siberian Rail tour to visiting the Dutch colony of Suriname, even the mail boat up the Norwegian Fjords. Throw me your curve ball and we can make it happen.

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Natuurlijk NZ

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Amanda Tunley

In February 2021, I made a very tough decision to take a break from the industry that I love and was born to be a part of for nearly 20 years. Whilst I was nervous (and scared) about taking a step back, this break away has given me precious and invaluable time with my family and now just over a year on, I am excited to say, “I’m back”! I did realise over this time that having an equal work life balance is very important to me so Joining Travel Advocates as a Personal Travel Manager seemed the perfect way for me to get back to doing what I love and provide me with everyday flexibility

 

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Travel Beat

At TravelBeat, we just don’t talk about travel instead we aim to bring an easier access to your own travel needs may it be for business or leisure.

 

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Amber King

I will work with you and guide you along the way to plan your travels and make it as easy as possible to reach your destination. A few things have changed since many of us last travelled. Negative PCR tests are required for many countries, digital forms to be completed before departure and the ever changing Visa requirements but let me work on all of those things. I’ll happily wave you off and have that excitement with you.

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Vanessa Kirkman

I am dedicated to each and every client that comes my way and will go above and beyond to make their travel dreams a reality.

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123Go Travel

123Go Travel is managed by Polly Luan and Sherwin Kan who have been servicing a their loyal client base for many years.

 

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Elleysen Tan

I’ve been in the travel industry for 30+ years and have travelled extensively throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe. My particular specialty is Asia-Pacific and I am fluent in Cantonese & Mandarin. Elite Travel also has a Japanese division and our staff are Japanese fluent.

Travel is my passion and I aim to travel several annually to visit new destinations which are becoming popular with the market and to revisit the “classic” bucket list destinations that many people wish to see. My husband is a keen marathon runner and in recent years I have supported his marathons in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Vanvouver. When I’m not working or travelling I enjoy cooking and shopping!

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Director

Ron Montgomery

Ron Montgomery founded Spirit of Travel in 2018 with a vision to create a bespoke service that he wished had existed when he first started exploring the world. The company’s focus is on providing experiences tailored to you, with an eye to also bring you educational opportunities, cultural encounters, wildlife experiences, historical exploration, architecture appreciation, and challenges that foster personal growth.

“Encountering various countries, cultures, and people throughout my life has deeply transformed both my personal life and the way I perceive the world. It’s been a truly fortunate experience. Now, I seek to bring about a similar change in the lives of my clients by providing them with a tailored travel experience that allows them to discover the world in a way that’s designed specifically for them.”

-Ron Montgomery, Director of Spirit of Travel

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Nicky Knowles

In this post COVID world we live its sure has been a roller coaster ride, but I am confident we are going to emerge out of this stronger and better than before.

A bit about me, I missed my old job being a Travel Agent, so whilst there is not currently enough work around to support me doing what I love full time, getting amongst it and joining up with Travel Advocates on a part time basis is certainly a way of staying in the loop and of course helping you with your travel needs, both domestically in New Zealand or perhaps a bit further afield as the travel bubbles allow.

Those of you that have met me know that I am absolutely passionate about Travel and how it can enrich our lives. I take pride in ensuring that I have understood your needs and circumstances properly so that we, together can make your trip the best it can be. A perfect team.

Get in touch and let’s start planning your next adventure

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Bibiana Saudua

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Kim Beswick

Kim Beswick
Places To Go

Do you have a long list of places to go? I can help with that!

Places To Go offers you a full travel agency service with a personal touch.
I bring a wealth of experience, having spent many years working in both retail travel and the cruise industry, and travelling to over 100 countries.
I will ensure you get the most out of your travels, whether it’s the trip of a lifetime, a weekend away or anywhere in between.

Contact me today to start your travel journey, because near or far, there are always …. Places To Go

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Kay Paulsen

I have been a travel consultant now for 4 years and have achieved very high levels specialising in cruises. I love my job and am blessed to have a career that combines my own personal passion for travel with the opportunity to help make the travel dreams of my clients come true.

Started with Hoot Cruises as my Travel Career. Within my first year I was a finalist for “CLIA Rising Star New Zealand” for the CLIA Cruise Awards 2017 and then in 2019 I was a finalist for “CLIA Cruise Consultant of the Year – New Zealand”. In 2019 I achieved CLIA Master Accredited status My recent cruises include: P&O – Pacific Pearl; Princess Cruises – Ruby Princess; Holland America – Noordam; Oceania – Regatta; Dream Cruises – Explorer Dream Favourite Ship: Gee that’s a hard one as they all have so many different aspects to them. Being able to meet new people, sit back relax with each day bringing new experiences you cannot beat. The Explorer Dream had amazing on-board entertainment, Oceania Regatta was beautiful boutique luxury. I have enjoyed each cruise ship I have either cruised or inspected during my time and hopefully will have many more to cruise with.

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Salveen Kumar

Being a Travel Consultant for over 15 years, has given me an extensive knowledge of the travel industry My passion has allowed me to work for many years in an industry I love and combine it with exceptional customer service, focus and attention to detail have extensive industry knowledge which allows me to work alongside my customers to understand, create and facilitate outstanding travel experiences in both Leisure and corporate travels

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Debbie Christian

I feel incredibly lucky to have spent over 20 years working in an industry I am super passionate about. I have developed a real love of the cruise sector in particular, building up a wealth of knowledge which my many clients of the years can attest too.

I’m now super excited to be launching my own travel brand, Ocean Escapes, with my business partner, Rick Wright. Rick also shares my love of travel and we both look forward to bringing our clients some amazing offers in the year ahead.

Ocean Escapes is a full-service travel agency that can assist you with any and all travel arrangements but we will certainly have a focus on cruise, fly/cruise and island escapes.

We have partnered with Travel Advocates who are 100 owned by House of Travel Holdings. This partnership means we have access to great deals from a huge range of suppliers. It also means we will have access to some great tools which will make the whole booking process hassle free.

Rick and I would love to keep you informed of our exciting developments and amazing offers so why not sign up for our e-newsletter.

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Pacific Breeze

Pacific Breeze is managed by Polly Luan and Bryan Chen who both look forward to assisting with any of your travel requirements.

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Glen Armstrong

Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, the high-end overseas integrated service provider has multiple sub-brands, and the mid-to-high-end customers have a complete overseas comprehensive service experience, including overseas travel, inbound travel and TCM Travel.

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David Simms

Hello travel lovers, I am David, an experienced travel specialist and have been keeping my passion of doing what I love for more than 20 years. I am driven by the excitement of this ever-changing industry and with solid communication skills to ensure the needs of my clients are always met. I seek out different types of holidays to ensure I am giving every customer a unique experience.

 

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Shelley Knight

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Diane de Jong

Love to travel?  So do I and if I’m not travelling myself, I love to plan and book great travel experiences for my clients.

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Flor Serna

As a passionate traveller, my aim is to bring you a variety of destinations around the world. I can help you find the best deals, routes, itineraries ,arranging solo trip, family holidays, cruising. I can also assist in selecting the best suppliers to suit your travel needs. Most of all, I can offer you a personalized service with a heart.

I love travelling with my family so I can see you through the pros and cons of destinations when travelling with children. Everybody dreams about holidays in paradise whether it’s lazing on the beach while reading with a good book, exploring castles ,cathedrals and magical cities or cruising the seas, I would love the opportunity to make your dream come true. Please get in touch if you have travel plans, I’m happy to assist!

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Apii Kavana

Hi, I’m Apii Kavana and I have many years of Travel Industry experience. I specialise in both leisure and group travel. Whether its visitng friends or family in the Pacific or personally escorted pilgrimage tours to the Middle East and Europe I would love to assist you

Think of me as your personal travel manager, an expert who is here to help plan and book your special holiday. Whether it’s business or pleasure my years of experience will make the process as hassle free as possible.

Travel is not just a job to me, it’s something I love to do myself and I have travelled extensively, including Australia, the Pacific Islands, USA, Europe and the middle East. If you have a trip planned or have friends or family planning a holiday I’d love to help.

One of the benefits of being a personal travel manager is I operate in a fully mobile environment that means I can come to you or even meet you at your local coffee shop.

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Michelle Taylor

I’ve joined Travel Advocates as a Personal Travel Manager which is essentially the same as before – just with a whole lot of flexibility. I’ll be mostly working from home, accessible via email michelle.taylor@traveladvocates.co.nz, mobile 027 525 0405 or for the latest information and a bit of fun give my new Facebook page a whirl https://www.facebook.com/michelletaylortravel.

 

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Rachel Rhind

Planning a holiday is fun but organising it can sometimes be time consuming and confusing. My passion is to help people have the best possible time when they are travelling. Using my years of experience to make sure everything comes together effortlessly I’ll make sure you get to include all the “must do and see” experiences. Let me take care of all the details so all YOU need to do is relax and enjoy yourself!

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Andrew Phillips

Hello Fellow Travellers. For those that don’t know me I am Andrew Phillips Personal Travel Manager Travel Advocates. Previously a Personal Travel Manager working for House of Travel for 20 years. You may not be familiar with the Travel Advocates brand, but we provide 100% piece of mind that your funds are safe

 

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