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House of Travel Stephen Parsons

House of Travel Stephen Parsons

Cnr Main St & The Square (Library Side)
Palmerston North

P06 356 7051
F+64 6-354-7120

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm

Toll free number: 0800 509 444
Emergency After Hours Contact: +64 274 422685
Skype : stephenparsonshouseoftravel
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Stephen Parsons House of Travel has been committed to the Manawatu travelling public for over 24 years. We are the largest agency in the area.

We don’t just sell travel, we breath it, think it and live it daily, not only in our business lives but our personal ones. Our team have travelled to most parts of the globe and give this personal knowledge to our customers.

Group travel for schools, service clubs, weddings, special interest (such as Aviation) and Business incentive groups are all handled. We love what we do and capture and live the spirit of the Manawatu.

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Brent Haines
Travel Consultant

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Catherine Sorenson
Travel Consultant

Travel, as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life is not meant to be lived in one place!

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Joanna Dargie
Leisure Travel Administration/Sales Processor

Life is a Book, and if you don't travel, you only read one page.

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Linley Stone
Travel Consultant

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Louise Riddy
Travel Consultant

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Sue Rickard
Senior Travel Consultant

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Vicki Hopping

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World War Battlefield tours 2016-17

After a highly successful ANZAC D​ay 2015 ​commemorative tour to Gallipoli, Turkey, there are now several Western Front Battlefield Tours planned for 2016-17. Follow the ANZAC route on the Western Front, Flanders Fields including Passchendaele, Anzac Day 2016 and Somme 100th commemorations with expert hosts.

Booking are now open at or 0800 Anzac 2015 (0800 269 222)


Pilgrimage Tours 2016

In 2015 we had a highly successful Pilgrimage tour to Israel and Italy escorted by Rev John Hornblow and Dr Jenny Boyack. For 2016 we have a 22 day “In the Steps of Jesus and his Followers" Israel, Rome and Assisi departing 03 May from $12295, and a new and exclusive tour “In the steps of St Paul" Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Rome – 22 days from $11995.



  • "Planning an overseas trip is a big undertaking, involving many hours of extra work. Steve Parsons HoT took the pressure off by making all the travel arrangements, including many little things we hadn’t thought about. It was well worthwhile making use of their expertise, experience and contacts – the trip ran smoothly with no hiccups. [...] Their standard of performance increases significantly, as does their commitment to the music groups they belong to. [...] Steve Parsons HoT is experienced in organising school trips, both sporting and cultural, and we valued the professional service and results they delivered. The partnership we have formed with them will definitely continue in the future."

    ~ Client

  • "Thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for us to Sydney! The hotel was excellent. When we got there they upgraded us to a room with a view, and had one we could check in to immediately at no extra cost […] Having the pool was great, we swam most days. The room and facilities were brilliant. […] We did the zoo, aquarium, wildlife place, tower, Manly, Opera House, Chinatown, shopping in the city, and botanic gardens. The kids were all great, and we had an absolute ball – could have stayed much longer!"

    ~ Customer

  • "Hi Brent, I wish to portray my gratitude for the itinerary you put together for my travel. Impeccable choice and all went to plan. I thank you immensely"

    ~ Jennifer

  • "Thanks for the welcome home. A great experience. You put us on a winner with Ngoma Safari Lodge. Impressed with SA Airlines – great meals and comfortable. Enjoyed the Kruger National Park Safari [...] Capetown was special."

    ~ Client - Nov 2011

  • "I would like to thank you for all your help in arranging our trip to the Gold Coast, we had a fantastic time and had no problems at all. The Surfers Aquarius was fabulous, the staff great, nothing too much trouble, they even let us check in early [...] Once again thanks heaps for all your help with our holiday. We will most certainly recommend your services to all our friends and family."

    ~ _Client

  • "Thank you, so much for organizing our holiday and getting it so right for us. We had a great time, the accommodation was perfect and staying in Noosaville worked really well for us. Thank you. I will certainly recommend to any of our friends who are looking for a good travel agent to come and see you."

    ~ Nichola & Duncan

  • "Great holiday, we spent two and a half days travelling. You organised a faultless trip right from the start, we will be booking another holiday through you. The services you organised gave credit as to why to book holidays through House of Travel, Stephen Parsons. Phuket is a great holiday destination and we’ll be going back. Again a sincere thanks for your exceptional communication and organising, we’ll be telling all our friends to book through you and HOT Stephen Parsons."

    ~ _Customer

  • "House of Travel - Stephen Parsons provided excellent service to the 2011 Longburn Adventist College Mission Team that travelled to the Solomon Islands during the 2011 July holidays. After seeing a story about our upcoming adventures in the Manawatu Standard, HOT - Stephen Parsons took the initiative to contact us and offer us their services. We gladly accepted and thoroughly appreciated their assistance. They were very accommodating and worked with us to provide the best payment options possible for the students. Thank you House of Travel - Stephen Parsons!"

    ~ Customer - 2011

  • "Thank you very much for your meticulous planning our recent New York/European trip. We appreciated your willingness to spend time with us to answer any questions we had."

    ~ Rex & Hazel

  • "I wish to express a big thanks to your office for bookings for our group to attend the World Netball Champs in Singapore. We were kept fully informed and made sure that we were satisfied with the arrangements at all times. We found your staff so easy to deal with and enjoyed the very friendly personalities."

    ~ Customer_

HOT Stephen Parsons Highlights

​Stephen Parsons House of Travel - School Fundraising - 25 Year Celebration!
As part of Stephen Parsons House of Travel’s 25th year serving the Manawatu regional travel needs, we want to celebrate by contributing to the community’s future. When you book any overseas trip with Stephen Parsons House of Travel, you can nominate any local school and earn $$$’s towards your school.
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Want a Guest Speaker to address your club or meeting?

Steve Parsons is happy to visit your club or organisation talking on a range of travel topics, from cruising, to Virgin Galactic space flights, or just to help on business ideas & marketing.
Call Steve today DDI 06 350 7366 or send an email

Bring your Classroom to Life
At Stephen Parsons House of Travel we appreciate how Teachers are usually left with all the organising and time consuming duties associated with an overseas school trip. We pride ourselves on taking as much of the work off a teachers already full plate, leaving you to enjoy your magnificent trip as much as your forever grateful students.
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Stephen Parsons invites you on board Air New Zealand B777-300 aircraft
> Air NZ Economy Class B777-300
> Air NZ Premium Economy Class B777-300
> Air New Zealand Business Class B777-300

HOT Stephen Parsons Deals

Stephen Parsons have some great opportunities in 2015 and beyond...consider this:

Exclusive day trip package to/from Wellington
From $245 per person
Thursday 18, Friday 19 & Sunday 21 February 2016.
Where: Westpac Stadium Wellington.
“A” Reserve Tickets & Return bus transport from Palmerston North.
Buses depart from Palmerston North central bus depot on The Square at 4pm. Gates open at 6.30pm. Show starts 8.30pm. 
Book now to secure your place by calling 06 356 7051 or email
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Exclusive 10 day tour package 
From $7795 per person
09 March 2016.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Return Economy Class Airfares from Auckland to London return inclusive of taxes, 2 night stopover in Singapore with a visit to Kranji Race Course, 9 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis Abbey Hotel Great Malvern inclusive of breakfast daily and 8 dinners, return airport transfers, Duke of Beaufort Hunt Point to Point, Stud visits Tweenhills and Overbury Studs, Stable visits, 4 Day Cheltenham Festival, Hunt Kennels (Ledbury Hunt) and a visit to the historic town for Ledbury
Book now to secure your place by calling 06 356 7051 or email
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Exclusive ​20 day package
From $​14,895 per person
Saturday ​06 August 2016
Where: Canada and Alaska
Return Airport Transfers from your home to Palmerston North Airport (conditions apply), Economy class airfares from Palmerston North to Canada return, coach ​tour with Travelmarvel, 12 nights accommodation, Travelmarvel Experiences, Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf, 7 night Alaska cruise on Holland America in a guaranteed ocean view cabin, 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 12 dinners, waking tour of Calgary, heli flight in Banff, whale watching zodiac cruise Victoria, Harley Davidson side car tour in Jasper, 22 day Premier Travel Insurance.
Book now to secure your place by calling 06 356 7051 or email
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“when planning your europe travel, do not overcrowd your itinerary - remember less and in depth is best, take the stress out of your incredible journey“
 - Steve Parsons HOT