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I have been in the travel industry for over 10 years now, and love all things travel! I can offer you great customer service and a stressfree experience in planning your holiday!
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My first flight was at 26 to Bali and that's when I discovered the joys of Travel. I joined the travel industry in 2000 and have enjoyed helping many clients with their arrangements- fabulous holiday, business trip, cruise, tours, airfares and more
I've been with House of Travel since 2013, and I've loved every minute. I'm also currently doing a Natural Medicine degree alongside my work, so i'm a big believer in taking good care of yourself, and this applies to travelling as well!
I have over 20 years of experience in the travel industry
and my speciality is Business Travel.
Whether it’s putting together a complicated around the world itinerary
or a quick trip to Sydney for the day I can make this as seamless as possible.
Years in travel: 18, Countries visited: 33, Next trip: Italy. Specialist areas: Hawaii /USA, Dubai, Europe, Phuket, Fiji. Favourite spots: NYC, Maui, Venice, Paris, London, Tahiti. I look forward to working with you to create your amazing dream holiday.
It has been my pleasure over the past 30 plus years to help put together the most amazing holidays for my clients. I have travelled the world and look forward to helping dream holidays come true for many more years.
In 1977 I was bitten by the travel bug. I never tire of talking or listening to people talk of their adventures, holidays, journeys and experiences. ' Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport'
Lorraine Van Veen
My love for travelling has taken me to every continent whether by sea or by land.
My particular interest in cruising has allowed me some 18 cruises.
From Alaska to Antarctica and many in between I look forward to sharing my passion with you.
I love to travel and plan holidays. I have been fortunate in recent years to combine my love of singing and travel and have been involved in Music Festivals in Australia, Italy and Wales.Memories made last a lifetime.
Where will your next adventure be?
I always had a passion for travel so after completing my qualifications in 2005 I joined House of Travel. I specialise in Business Travel as I work really well under pressure and have great attention to detail. In business I realise time is money.
I love travel in general. My passion is Europe; I love to help my clients design their dream European Experience. I've travelled to many other wonderful places, next is Morocco! So whatever your dream, contact me and we'll make it happen together.
Travel Consultant & Cruise Specialist
My love of travel has allowed me to experience so much I now enjoy helping my clients do the same. Cruising is my passion, whether a family cruise or something special off the bucket list contact me and I can help you make memories from dreams.
There have been a lot of cruise ships in port in Auckland over the last few weeks and we have checked out a few of them for you.
If you want to know more about these ships please contact us:
> Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas - Lorraine & Morgan
> Diamond Princess - Jan
> Seabourn Odyssey - Katrina
> Celebrity Century - Lorraine
> Regent Seven Seas Voyager - Katrina
> Oceania Regatta - Lorraine
> Holland American Nieuw Amsterdam -
> P&O Aurora - Bronwyn
We will find the best ship for your needs and tell how fabulous cruising is as a holiday – unpack once and see as many ports as you want to!!! For every reason to holiday, there is a reason to cruise!!
Karen has travelled to Barcelona to be part of the launch of the Royal CaribbeanShip ‘Harmony of the Seas’, cruised from Lisbon to Southampton on Oceania and did a river cruise with Tauck from Amsterdam to Basel. She also visited Buenos Aires and had the opportunity to go to Iguazu Falls: "I have been to Niagara and Victoria Falls but this was the most impressive."
Has done a short trip to Sydney this year, and also visited Vietnam.
In October Bronwyn did an 8 day trip to Cambodia, taking in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, and Angkor Wat at sunrise.
In August/September 2016 Jan travelled around Yorkshire (Grassington & Derberyshire) and was based in Ashford on the Water and had a cottage there. Spent some time in London, doing a tour into Buckingham Palace and saw a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the globe theatre. Then a Trafalgar tour of Eastern Europe for 10 days Bohemian Highlights and visited Frankfurt, Berlin, Wawsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Prague & Budapest. Then she went to Ravello, a tiny mountain top village on the Amalfi Coast and finished in Fiumicino close to Rome airport where she visited Ostia Antica an ancient Roman site (far superior to the Forum).
In May Jan travelled to Hong Kong for 2 days and did a full day tour of Lantau Island and then onto UK for 1 week in Wales (hired a cottage) close to Hay-on-Wye where they have the annual book festival. 2 nights in the Cotswolds and finished with 3 nights in London. A real highlight in London on this trip was a tour of Westminster parliament which takes you right inside the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Started the year with a short tour of Sri Lanka, including coastal areas and tea plantations. In December last year she took her boys on a Royal Caribbean Cruise of the South Pacific from Brisbane. In March this year she did a Silversea’s cruise of the Western Caribbean from Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale. Most recently she has just returned from a four night getaway to Hawai'i.
“Always take a day pack on the plane with you including togs just in case your hotel room isn’t ready when you arrive.”
- Katrina Cole, HOT Botany Junction