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HOT awards and sponsorship


As House of Travel team members, we love being a part of the HOT family, and we think we are in the BEST travel business in New Zealand. But what do others think of us? Well, as it turns out, pretty much the same! See a list of our awards below.

TAANZ National Travel Industry Awards

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand and their annual awards are 'the Oscars' of the travel industry, and we're the very proud recipients of the Best Travel Agency Brand for the last three years running, as well as having some of the best stores and consultants around! Check out our awards below...

Best Travel Agency Brand - 
House of Travel 
Best Brand Corporate,  Multi Location - Orbit World Travel
Best Brand Corporate, Single Location - 
Orbit World Travel, Wellington
Best Travel Consultant, Corporate -  
Paul Johnson, Orbit World Travel Hamilton
Best Travel Consultant – Retail - 
Billy Ballantine, House of Travel Lakers, Invercargill

Best Travel Agency Brand - 
House of Travel
Best Brand Corporate Multi Location - 
Orbit World Travel
Best Travel Consultant Retail - 
Tony Jackson, House of Travel Newmarket
Best Travel Consultant Corporate - 
Paul  Johnson, Orbit World Travel Calder & Lawson
Best Travel Agency Manager Corporate - 
Megan Sewell, Orbit World Travel Wellington

Best Travel Agency Brand -
House of Travel 
Best Travel Retail, Single Location -
House of Travel Northlands
Best Travel Consultant, Retail - Judy Harkness, Calder and Lawson House of Travel, Hamilton
Best Travel Agency Manager, Retail -
Clare Jackson, House of Travel Newmarket

Best Travel Agency Brand -
House of Travel
Best Travel Retail, Single Location -
House of Travel Newmarket
Best Travel Agency Manager, Corporate -
Paul Rennie, Orbit Corporate Travel

2013 (at AFTA, Australaisa Federation of Travel Agents)

Best Travel Agency Retail, Multi Location - House of Travel
Best Travel Agency Retail, Single Location -
House of Travel Lakers, Invercargill
Best Travel Agency Corporate, Multi Location - Orbit Corporate Travel


Randstad Awards: we aim to be fantastic employers for our staff, and we’re achieving it!

At House of Travel, we are travel nuts! But “How Kiwis see the World” is not the only thing that makes us excited, we’re also passionate about our customers, our teams, our communities; and having fun! Since 1987, we’ve had a dream of enriching people’s lives through travel, and every day we help to turn that dream into a reality. Not surprising then, that House of Travel has been named one of New Zealand’s Most Attractive Employers in the Randstad Award for 2016. In fact, HOT have placed in the top 20 since 2012, which is something we’re incredibly proud of. HOT, as we like to call ourselves, is a Kiwi-owned company built on a clear set of values we all believe in; including a sense of fun, high energy and pride. We love what we do and it shows - we are HOTTIES! From small beginnings, we now have more than 70 outlets including House of Travel retail and Orbit Corporate Travel stores, and we continue to grow.

Local awards

All our stores have 'Owner Operators' who are well known locally, and who work tirelessly to ensure they're providing their customers with the very best service. From the top of the north, to the bottom of the south, these stores and their awesome teams are regularly winning local awards, so much so that we can't post them all here! There's 'Best Business' awards from H​owick to Invercargill, and 'Travel Agent of the Years' in Kerikeri and Motueka, to name just two. ​So you can always rest assured you're dealing with the best people in the industry.

Sponsorships / Partnerships

House of Travel is engaged in a number of valuable sponsorships/partnerships with some of New Zealand’s most reputable brands and companies.

House of Travel and Hospice New Zealand​: Caring for New Zealanders

HOT has proudly been supporting Hospice New Zealand since 2005 and the organisation is very close to our hearts. Each of our stores work with their local hospice services to support them by raising money and awareness, volunteering their time for fundraising, and donating prizes and “Armchair Traveller” sessions. A highlight of this partnership is the Embrace Award presented annually to a HOT outlet who has integrated its local hospice into every aspect of its business. The award is the hospice’s way of giving big ups to its local House of ​Travel team for all their hard work and dedication.

Olympics Official Travel Agent

House of Travel is your Official New Zealand Olympic Games Travel Agent. Our service is a complete one-stop ticket, accommodation and travel package solution for the world's greatest sporting events. Visit the Official New Zealand Olympic Travel website or call the team on 0800 696 596.

The Silver Ferns and Netball New Zealand 

The Silver Ferns are all about being on top; that’s why they choose to fly with us! New Zealand’s national netball team have partnered with HOT as their exclusive travel agency as they secure victory around the world. With the joint goal of delivering our best, the Silver Ferns are the perfect fit with HOT, and we relish making sure they get to all their games across the globe with ease and style.