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The Cruise Deck169 Maunganui Rd
Bay of Plenty
Weekdays: 9am - 5pmSaturday: 10am - 3pm
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Welcome to House of Travel Mount Maunganui, 100% locally owned and operated by Tanya Aitken, who also owns and operates both House of Travel Papamoa & House of Travel The Crossing.
Our team here at House of Travel Mount Maunganui is well known and recognised within the industry for performing and exceeding expectations, and we were recently a winner of House of Travels Top Performing Medium Outlet.
All of our local stores, House of Travel Papamoa, The Crossing & Mt Maunganui are leaders within the Cruise Industry, being presented in 2019 with the Top Princess Cruises, Top Royal Caribbean, and House of Travel Cruise Outlet of the Year awards. And it’s just been announced that we’re a finalist in the 2019 CLIA Cruise Industry Awards in two categories - Large Cruise Agency of the Year and Agency Promotion of the Year. This year’s Cruise Industry Awards are being held in Sydney on Saturday 15th of February.
Our office experience in cruise sales and our emphasis in upskilling our staff has seen our office and staff recognised by many of our key Cruise suppliers & worldwide cruise lines. Helen and Esther are both CLIA Cruise Masters and in 2018 Esther was a finalist in the CLIA Cruise Consultant of the Year Awards. Charissa, Shelley, and Tanya are CLIA Cruise Accredited and working towards becoming CLIA Cruise Ambassadors in 2020. And Kim, Angeline, and Jessica are all currently studying towards their CLIA Cruise Accredited status.
Over the years we have been awarded accolades for many of the key worldwide supplier which have included, APT, Trafalgar Coach Touring, Globus / Cosmos Coach Touring, Uniworld River Cruise, Avalon Waterways, Scenic Tours and Top Deck Tours.
Our team at House of Travel Mount Maunganui have left footprints in every corner of the globe, and we love to share our collective knowledge, expertise, and passion to ensure a truly unforgettable travel experience. We absolutely love to travel and to explore new places, and then share this passion and knowledge with you. Whether you are travelling solo, with a partner or with family or friends, we have someone in store perfectly suited to helping you bring about your perfect get-away, holiday, journey or expedition.
At House of Travel, we’re on a mission to help you create better holidays - from hunting out the best deal, to helping you personalise your holiday and get the most out of every minute. And of course, we’re always here to step in if things go a bit, well, wonky. So why D.I.Y. when we can D.I. Together? Come in, and visit us in-store today!
No. of years in travel: 23 years. I joined the travel industry to travel, 25 years on, above all else that is still what I love to do, now mostly with my family. Travel for as long as you can, as far as you can is a mantra I live by.
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I have been a part of the travel industry for over 25 years and still love it! I love to travel and I often joke with my clients that I live vicariously through them. Many of my clients have become life long friends.
With over 20 years experience in the industry I have met some amazing people and been lucky to travel to a variety of places. There are so many great places in the world to visit so let's work together tick some adventures off your bucket list!
'Oh the things you can find if you don’t stay behind.' - Dr Seuss. These are my words to live by. I love taking peoples travel dreams and turning them not only into a reality but exceed their expectations.
Esther Ru Bay
Over the last 15 years I have sent many people to many different places, learning more every time. There are so many great places in the world to visit so let's work together to create memories to keep for life.
I have been in the travel industry since 1989 working in tour operations, airlines, hospitality and travel consultancy. I have lived in Japan and the UK, but returned to NZ in 2004 (we always come back in the end!!)
The knowledge and confidence you gain from travelling is limitless! It is incredibly rewarding helping others experience the world. My love for travel started at 10 years old, and I’ve been planning ever since!
It’s easy to rush through life & forget to enjoy the awesome moments. Having experienced many different cultures & landscapes has opened my view on the amazing inspiring experiences out there. Let me help you create your own travel memories!
Are you are solo traveller? You could be: single, windowed, divorced, or you might have a dream destination in mind but your friends might not want to go there. Come and join our Solo Travellers Club. We connect and inspire solo travellers just like you. Contact Esther on 07 572 8000 or email@example.com to come to one of our get togethers to meet like-minded travellers and to learn more about the travel options out there that cater for solo travellers. Or just pop in store to get travel advice on your next holiday.
“Live with no excuses & travel with no regrets”