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House of Travel​ Riccarton

House of Travel Riccarton

138 Riccarton Rd (opposite Westfield Riccarton)
Riccarton
Canterbury

P+64 3-341-3900
F+64 3-341-3909
E riccarton@hot.co.nz

Hours:
Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm

Welcome to the House of Travel Riccarton team page!

We are the team dedicated to finding the holiday to suit you! Perhaps somewhere with great food, food that also feeds your soul. Or a great value family holiday full of priceless memories. Wherever it is you dream about, we can make a reality. 

So we invite you to come visit us in store and meet our team. We have over 100 years of combined travel experience, and a lot more life experience that some of us would care to acknowledge! Here you’ll begin the journey on your dream holiday. 

Sometimes it is hard to believe it’s our job to build dreams. It’s a wonderful reward for us to hear about the awesome experiences of our clients (the HOT family) on return from their various holiday destinations. We are here to assist, inspire and take away any worries you may have, and save you possibly the most valuable commodity in modern society, time! We use our knowledge and experience doing what we do best; finding the best connections, destinations and documentation details so that all set in place for the holiday tailored specifically to suit you.

Have you ever wondered why people build sandcastles? All that time and effort to building to what purpose as it will just get washed away? We have thought about it, and our answer is that at the end of the day we know that life is not about the things you have, or that you can tangibly touch, but about the experiences and enjoyment of the many memories we create. And that’s what holidays are all about,enriching lives through travel.


> View the latest House of Travel deals here.

With over 55 exhibitors including airlines, tour companies, cruise experts and travel specialists the Christchurch Travel Expo brings together great travel deals, inspiration and expert knowledge under one roof. Entry is free.

Be in to win a Dream Holiday for two to the UK valued at $8,000.
Includes return flights to London and a 6-day Trafalgar Real Britain Tour for two.

Terms & Conditions for the UK Prize
You can enter by attending the House of Travel Expo & registering your details on the day. Competition is available for entry nationwide and one winner will be drawn and notified on the 1st of November 2018. Further terms and conditions apply, visit www.hot.co.nz/expo for full details.


HOT Riccarton staff

Locals supporting locals

Bronwyn Talbot
Travel Consultant

I have always had a passion for travelling and making itineraries from the age of 16. I love making my clients dreams come true and also living through their holidays to the places I havent yet been able to go to yet.

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Karon McGarr
Travel Consultant

I love everything about travel, you are constantly learning. I feel the only way to grow is to experience new countries and different cultures. The best part of my job is to help you achieve this. :) I want to help make your travel dreams to come true.

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Kristen Tetenburg
Owner/Operator

I am incredibly passionate about travel & experiencing different cultures & new places! Love sharing my knowledge with my customers so that we can plan the best holiday possible together - every time! Look forward to working with you to plan yours!

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Larna Reynolds
Travel Consultant

As well as loving my job I love to travel with my family. Travelling with children opens their hearts, broadens their minds and fills their lives with stories to tell.

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EXCLUSIVE TOURS WITH:

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Jill Worrall
International tour operator and manager

Jill Worrall is an international tour operator and manager; based in Timaru. Since 2003 she has led more than 50 groups ,  she has been all around the world. Jill’s travels have taken her from Patagonia in South America, Guatemala in Central America, Cuba in the Caribbean, across to India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the five “Stans” of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Iran, north, south and eastern Africa, and all across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Albania.

She is one of the few international tour managers ever to take a group to North Korea. High return travellers  who have explored the world with Jill more than 10 times!

One of  New Zealand’s most successful travel writers. She has been named New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year;  along with a wealth of other awards. Her first travel book, A Blonde in the Bazaar, was runner-up best travel book published in New Zealand in 2005. 




Upcoming fully escorted tours departing New Zealand
(includes airfares):

The Heart of India 
9-29 NOV 2018   |  Comfirmed Departure
A 20-day tour of incredible highlights
The Taj Mahal, Pushkar Camel Fair, Varanasi (the Ganges) and Rajasthan. 
$14,450 per person share twin

Laos and Myanmar - Roads less travelled
4-24 MAR 2019
Includes a river cruise on the Mekong and hill tribe visits.
$11,350 per person share twin

From the Atlantic to the Pyrenees
10 APR - 3 MAY 2019
(Madeira, Portugal and Northern Spain)
The exotic island of Madeira, mainland Portugal, Andorra and Barcelona.

Croatia Odyssey
5 – 27 MAY 2019   |  Only 7 cabins available
Includes a two-week Adriatic cruise on an exclusive-use luxury motor yacht

Mongolia and Siberia
10 JUN – 4 JUL 2019 (approx.)  |  Max 18 people
South Gobi, Lake Baikal, Kamchatka Peninsula, reindeer breeders

The Wildlife of Brazil
27 JUL – 16 AUG 2019 (approx.)
The Pantanal, Amazon River, Atlantic Forest

Zambia and the Zambezi 
(Maximum 10 people)
31 AUG – 19 SEP 2019 Now only 2 places left !
Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools and Hwange national parks, Victoria Falls, Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Trekking in Nepal 
A community development fundraiser
Tour leader – Jono Meadowcroft, max 15 people.
22 SEP – 14 OCT 2019
Off-the-beaten track trekking in the Damar region of Nepal in conjunction with Geraldine-based Forgotten Sherpas of Nepal Trust

Islands of the Mediterranean
23 SEP - 16 OCT 2019
Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Elba plus Lucca and Rome Island-hopping through the Mediterranean.

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Jill Worall
About Jill Worrall

Jill Worrall is an international tour operator and manager; a New Zealander who lives in Timaru in NZ’s South Island.

Since 2003 she has led more than 50 groups – close on 1000 people – over this time, to destinations all around the world. Jill’s travels have taken her from Patagonia in South America, Guatemala in Central America, Cuba in the Caribbean, across to India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the five “Stans” of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Iran, north, south and eastern Africa, and all across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Albania.

Her tours always attract a high proportion of return travellers – some people have explored the world with Jill more than 10 times!

Jill is also one of New Zealand’s most successful travel writers. She has been named New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year; has twice won the award for best newspaper travel article and has won two Qantas Media Awards (NZ most prestigious print media awards) for feature writer. She has won a wealth of other awards and her first travel book, A Blonde in the Bazaar, was runner-up best travel book published in New Zealand in 2005. 

Her tours, operated as Jill Worrall Tours, from November 2018 onwards are run in conjunction with House of Travel, Riccarton, Christchurch.

 

To find out more about Jill’s latest tours and to read feedback from some of her many very happy clients, click here.


Moray Johnston
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Moray Johnston – Jill Worrall Tour Specialist

House of Travel Riccarton is an IATA-bonded consultancy, managed by dedicated and passionate Owner Operators with many years of experience. We offer a commitment to helping Jill Worrall provide the very best by way of hassle-free adventures.

Moray Johnston is dedicated full time as a Jill Worrall Specialist, looking after all aspects of the booking process and will coordinate your entire travel experience from flights, tours, insurance and visa’s.

Having lived in Europe, the Middle East and Australia her travels have led her to some diverse destinations from the Great Wall of China to sailing a felucca on the Nile; from the Medinas of Marrakech to the wildlife Eden of Botswana’s Okavango delta; from the Riviera coastline of Cinque Terra to the picture postcard island of Santorini; from the skyscrapers of New York to ancient city of Petra.

Moray has enjoyed a decades-long career in the travel industry, ranging from arranging travel adventures for leisure travellers and escorting groups to complex travel schedules for high-powered executive business trips.




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