Rachel Rhind

04-477-5751

rachel@traveladvocates.co.nz

Based in - Wellington

About Me

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!

I’ve been in travel over 30 years and have travelled extensively throughout the world. All that travel means I’ve picked up loads of great ideas, including helpful hints on everything from best travel routes, itinerary design and content, what clothes to pack and even how best to keep in touch with family or business back home.

After 21 years leading the team at House of Travel Johnsonville, I decided to make the move to become a personal travel manager. This gives me more time to concentrate on my clients and designing the perfect itinerary. I am well supported by Nic Sperring who is always on hand if I’m out of the country.

I feel very 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.

Let me look after your next holiday so I can apply all my experience to create one of your most memorable experiences ever. 

Travel Advocates Partners with Luxury Escapes

I wanted to share exciting news! Travel Advocates, as part of House of Travel Holdings is now Luxury Escapes exclusive partner in New Zealand. That means you can now book any "Luxury Escapes" value-packed holiday with me, your personal travel manager.

I will post some of their specials here on my website, but if you see anything else advertised that you would like to investigate please let me know as I have access to ALL their deals, and can help advise and incorporate great value flights and any other special requirements you may have.

Services

CRUISING 

I am accredited with the international cruise council and I’m a self confessed Cruise Addict.

ITALY 
Of all the places I love to travel to Italy is at the top of my list (closely followed by France, Spain and the rest of the Mediterranean countries.)

SOUTH AMERICA 
South America is a land of complete contrasts and great colour and I will help put an itinerary together to make the most of your time there. I\\’ve travelled extensively around South America over the last 30 years. 

Recommended Destinations

The Mediterranean 
South American adventures
Asia
North America
Europe – I have a real affinity for Italy but a general love of Europe
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Special Interests

Tailoring bespoke experiences of a lifetime

Luxurious escapes

Turning your travel dreams to reality

Cruise Holiday Specialist with international cruise council accreditation

Testimonials

Barbara & Ralph

We want you to know just how much we appreciated the arrangements you made that provided us with the holiday of a life time; a Mediterranean cruise and visits to Hong Kong, Rome and San Francisco. Everything that you organised turned out exactly as planned and documented. We were expected by each of those that provided transport and accommodation. Not once were we let down. Your travel notes eliminated doubt as we arrived at each new destination. The cruise was just perfect, thanks in part to your action in booking a mid-ship cabin at an appropriate level. Selection of the Oceania line and Marina was just the best possible choice for our first cruise. So we will remember with gratitude your very professional help in organising such a wonderful trip.

Mike

…we are having a splendid time and you have done yourself proud again with our Itinerary and hotels all brilliant. It makes it so much easier for me having confidence that you will put us in the right place every time.

Carol & Jon

We are still completely absorbed, talking, remembering etc our trip to Spain, Portugal and Morocco, so many memories, it was just wonderful and amazing… The jewel in the crown for us when returning to Barcelona was the little boutique hotel you put us in, “The Astoria, it didn’t have as many stars as the one we started in but was way better, just beautiful, clean, service excellent, and in a good area of the city with lots of gorgeous cafe\\’s around it.

Chrissy

A friend referred me to Rachel saying she was the best and  I must try her expertise. What a fantastic experience from wow to go! It starts with the warm greeting in her homely office. You know immediately this is one travel agent who knows and loves travel and has walked the talk! It was so pleasurable and reassuring to have Rachel plan and walk through our itinerary knowing that she had been to everywhere we were visiting and hence could recommend so many extra sights and activities that our holiday grew from one month to two months abroad! No query was ever too difficult to answer and the level of attention and service was excellent. The personable and enjoyable experience of planning this trip will definitely see me coming back to plan next year’s great escape with Rachel.

Gordon & Sylvia

A note to say thanks very much for your excellent consultancy and booking services for our Scandinavia /Hamburg/ France trip, that we have just completed .

Your advice ,bookings ,and documentation were excellent , and all went without a hitch.

We thoroughly enjoyed all our experiences ,so thanks for your assistance.

Places I Have Traveled

New Zealand

Australia

New Caledonia

Vanuatu

Fiji

Samoa

Tonga

Cook Islands

French Polynesia

Japan

South Korea

China

Taiwan

Hong Kong

Philippines

Vietnam

Thailand

Malaysia

Singapore

Indonesia

Nepal

India

Sri Lanka

Maldives

Oman

United Arab Emirates

Qatar

Seychelles

Mauritius

South Africa

Botswana

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Tanzania

Ghana

Egypt

Russia

Jordan

Cyprus

Turkey

Greece

Hungary

Slovakia

Vatican City

San Marino

Austria

Czechia

Monaco

Germany

Portugal

Spain

France

Belgium

Netherlands

Denmark

Sweden

Norway

UK

Ireland

Argentina

Chile

Uruguay

Bolivia

Brazil

Peru

Ecuador

Colombia

Trinidad & Tobago

Panama

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Honduras

Guatemala

Belize

St Kitts & Nevis

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

Haiti

Turks & Caicos Islands

Jamaica

Cayman Islands

Cuba

The Bahamas

Bermuda

Mexico

USA

Canada

Special Offers & Inspiration

Southland Expedition with Ponant Cruises

Southland Expedition with Ponant Cruises

NEW RELEASE! Ponant 5 night cruise, 01 March 2021!! Limited space from A$3800 pp share twinDiscover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity on this 5 nights’ voyage from Lyttelton to Dunedin onboard Le Lapérouse. You will discover Dusky Sound,...

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Lower South Island & Bluff Oyster Festival

Lower South Island & Bluff Oyster Festival

Join this amazing 11 days tour and explore some of the most beautiful parts of the South Island! Our first two nights are spent in the popular resort town of Wanaka before we move on to Gibbston Valley, also known as “Valley of the Vines”- one of the most scenic wine...

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Southern Lakes Autumn Escape

Southern Lakes Autumn Escape

Join this leisurely 9 days tour through the Southern Lakes District and marvel at the classic Autumn Colours of which this region is known for.Combining a fair mix of activities and time at leisure, the tour begins in Queenstown with highlights such as a cruise...

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NELSON STAY PUT

NELSON STAY PUT

7 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour. Departs from Wellington with home pickups anywhere in the greater Wellington area as far north as Levin. This 7-day journey takes us to an extraordinary, vibrant region where art and businesses thrive together amongst the stunning...

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ENCHANTING FAR NORTH

ENCHANTING FAR NORTH

11 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour. Departs from Wellington with home pickups anywhere in the greater Wellington area as far north as Levin. Journey with us this summer up to the Bay of Islands and the untouched region of Cape Reinga, rich in Maori culture and...

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Wild Earth NZ Cruises

Wild Earth NZ Cruises

New Zealand Undiscovered 2020/21 Small Ships, Big Adventures with Wild Earth Travel.Wild Earth  have a range of small ship voyages within New Zealand waters, allowing you to reach the most isolated regions of New Zealand or make your way south to the Sub Antarctic...

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