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Meet our holiday specialists

House of Travel Christchurch City are here to get you the perfect travel experience for your ​intrepid needs, let's ​collaborate ​to get the perfect travel experience just for you.

​Drop in to our comfortable store and ​we'll match a consultant just for your needs. You’ll be planning your holiday with well travelled consultant, we want to share our been there and done that experiences, ​we listen to your needs ​and understand just where to look to match your budget. The House of Travel Christchurch City holiday experience is ​the best, you plus us we can design ​your best holiday experience.

House of Travel on victoria David WilliamsDavid Williams
Managing Director


In the 24 years of owning House of travel Christchurch City, I have successfully developed a team of over 25 specialists. Our holiday specialists can take you to the destinations that you have dreamed of and let you know inside information that will enrich your travel experience.  The highly experienced Corporate division will exceed your expectations leaving no stone unturned to ensure a seamless travel experience every time. We also have a fantastic HOT Events Team that can take care of your conference, team building or any Event requirement you might have from a planned dinner event to incentive or recognition programme.

From my beginnings in customer sales and service, travelling to over 60 countries, my primary focus is overseeing all divisions, and growing our every popular Sporting Events Programmes.  A highlight from 2018 was delivering a highly successful Gold Coast Commonwealth Games campaign.  This included all New Zealand Team Athlete Travel to providing a family and friends programme as well as a world class Corporate offering.

I am however most proud of the team for us being awarded 14 top awards, including Best Performing House of Travel Store 2018 and Consultant of the Year at the House of Travel Group’s conference in March 2019.

Great holidays are made better together with the House of Travel Christchurch City team.

house of travel on victroria Belinda Fifield Belinda Fifield

 

Congratulations to Belinda who was crowned top House of Travel Consultant for New Zealand. She was also awarded Overall Customer Champion, and named a top consultant for the sixth year in a row. 

Travel has the power to enrich your life and with over 25 years travel industry experience, I will provide you with the confidence and support to make your travel dreams a reality.
Whether it be time out to reconnect with your family or an engaging cultural experience, my first-hand knowledge and expertise will help you along your journey.

 

Contact Belinda on belindaf@hot.co.nz

Kyla Strahl  House of TravelKyla Strahl

Having crewed on luxury super yachts for over 6 years throughout the Mediterranean, Baltic, Adriatic, Caribbean, Pacific and North Seas, and with several Atlantic Ocean sailing crossings under her belt, as well adventure travel to India, South America and South Africa- I welcome you to contact me about any travel destination!  Whether it be cruising, independent travel, or organized group tours, my first-hand knowledge will certainly be an asset when planning your family break, solo travels, or once in a lifetime dream holiday!

If you are dreaming up any type of adventure and would like to have some first hand guidance for your “Bucket List” contact Kyla.

Contact Kyla on kylas@hot.co.nz
Minji Park Minji Park

 

Always wanting to travel Minji studied tourism management and while on working holiday in Canada after University, she started in this exciting industry and a tourism conductor with G Adventures in Japan and South East Asia. Settling in Christchurch, Minji has joined the award winning team at House of Travel Christchurch City.
When asked what her favourite place to travel was the reply was….”It is a tough question. My favourite place for food trip is Japan and for scenery and culture is Spain and Croatia if I have to choose!” We are lucky to have Minji as one of our New Zealand Olympic Travel holiday consultants – with her love of Japan, she is going to help many of our supporters make the most of their trip to Japan in 2020!
Minji is passionate about travel and is keen to work better together in creating fabulous holidays for her clients….and helping tick a few things off the bucket list along the way.

 

Contact Minki on minji.park@hot.co.nz

Michael Whittington Michael Whittington

 

Being in the Travel Industry for over 14 years has given Michael a great opportunity to visit amazing places he wouldn’t have otherwise got the chance to see.
Spending 7 years living overseas in the UK, Ireland and Canada which allowed Michael to explore different parts of the world in depth and he would love to share some of his insight with you and create some amazing experiences just like he has had. Being back in New Zealand has allowed Michael to recently start exploring more of Asia including Myanmar, Laos and Philippines along with the Pacific Islands which have all been fantastic trips.
Michael’s favourite country has to be Turkey. “It offered so much variety in things to see and do plus the added experience of being at Gallipoli for ANZAC day is something that will be a lasting memory of my time there.”

 

Contact Michael on mwhittington@hot.co.nz



James BlankleyJames Blankley

I have been specialising for many years in hosting luxury, small escorted tours to Europe and incorporating a Mediterranean cruise into each trip. In 2017 we sold our successful and well established Auckland Travel Agency and then in 2018 we were invited to join the award winning team at House of Travel Christchurch City.

Although under the umbrella of House of Travel Christchurch City, we work remotely from our home in Jacks Point, Queenstown.

When I am not away on one of our hosted trips, my working day consists of designing and booking dream itineraries for my valued clients, many of whom have become close friends.

Contact James on jamesblankley@hot.co.nz



BridgetBridget Meyer

There’s nothing like having an outgoing and versatile member on a team - Bridget is ours!  Bridget’s outgoing, easy and honest approach makes for a pleasant working relationship for suppliers, client’s and all the team.  Her attitude is always positive - always seeing the bright side of any situation, her travel industry knowledge is outstanding, and her efficiency in any situation is admirable. Bridget’s 25 plus years in the travel industry proves that she is an asset to our team.

Contact Bridget on bridgetm@hot.co.nz



Caroline LeaperCaroline Leaper

Caroline has worked in a variety a roles within the travel industry over the last 12 years, both in NZ and overseas, which has given her a well-rounded knowledge of the industry. Caroline enjoys the challenge of co-ordinating and organising travel for events, conferences and incentive trips. Her knowledge in airfares combined with her easy approachable manner is an asset to our team as she easily takes on any task with an optimistic attitude! Caroline is passionate about travelling and has lived in London and Sydney. She has travelled extensively around Europe and South East Asia, as well as various other destinations.

Contact Caroline on caroline.leaper@hot.co.nz




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