House of Travel logo

House of Travel Lakers Invercargill

House of Travel Lakers Invercargill

36-40 Kelvin St
Otago / Southland

P+64 3-214-3500
F+64 3 214 3509
E lakers@hot.co.nz

Hours:
Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

TAANZ 2019 Winner

HOT Lakers Invercargill highlights

March 2019

House of Travel Lakers Invercargill wins major award for 2nd year running.

Lakers Invercargill Team 

Nearly 800 members of the House of Travel Group attended the company’s annual Awards Conference in Auckland recently, and on the night House of Travel Lakers Invercargill was presented with ‘The Best Large House of Travel Office’, which is chosen from over 75 House of Travel offices nationwide.

House of Travel Lakers Invercargill also won this same award last year.

September 2019

House of Travel Lakers wins ‘Best Retail Travel Agency – Multi Location

House of Travel Lakers Invercargill

Tony Laker wins ‘Lifetime Industry Achievement’ Award

Tony Laker wins TAANZ Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2019 New Zealand National Travel Industry Awards were held in Auckland recently, attended by 700 guests from across the industry - airlines, hotels & car hire providers, tour operators, wholesalers, river and cruise operators, and leisure and corporate travel agencies, and Laker House of Travel won two of the major awards;

Laker House of Travel (Invercargill and Gore) won the Best Retail Travel Agency - Multi location. This means we have been officially judged the best Travel Retail Agency in New Zealand that has two or more offices (from all travel agencies/all travel brands nationwide).

And, the major individual prize on the night was the ‘Lifetime Industry Achievement Award’, of which the criteria is ‘the award recognises an individual for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the New Zealand Travel Industry over the span of their career’. This has only ever been awarded five times before, and of course there are thousands of people nationwide to choose this from. The winner this year was Tony Laker / Laker House of Travel. 

We are extremely excited and proud to have won all of our awards, and a very big thank you to all of our customers who have supported us over the years.


Upcoming Events

 

There aren't any events at the moment. Please check back soon.



2020 House of Travel Lakers Southerners Hosted Tours
The stress-free way to travel, all personally escorted by House of Travel Lakers
Mediterranean Ladies Tour

MEDITERRANEAN LADIES TOUR

Hosted by Annabel White


11 day tour
Departing
LATE MAY 2020


 
Lakers Spring Splendours of Japan Tour 2020

SPRING SPLENDOURS OF JAPAN

Hosted by Mark Nicholls


14 day tour
Departing
30 MARCH 2020


 
Lakers The Very Best of Italy Tour 2020

THE VERY BEST OF ITALY, AND A TASTE OF SPAIN

Coach and Cruise Tour hosted by Tony and Tracey Laker


23 day tour
Departing
04 MAY 2020


 
Lakers Western USA Farming Tour 2020

CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND ARIZONA FARMING AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Hosted by Paul and Gaye Allison


18 day tour
Departing
04 JUNE 2020


 
Lakers Fantastic France Tour 2020

FANTASTIC FRANCE

Coach and River Cruise Tour hosted by Tony and Tracey Laker


20 day tour
Departing
05 JULY 2020


 
Lakers Eastern Europe and the Baltics Tour 2020

EASTERN EUROPE & THE BALTICS

Coach and Cruise Tour hosted by Jo Beddard


24 day tour
Departing
03 AUGUST 2020


 
Lakers Incredible India Tour 2020

INCREDIBLE INDIA

Hosted by Tony and Tracey Laker


17 day tour
Departing
03 OCTOBER 2020


 
Lakers Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 2020

VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

Hosted by Tony Laker


17 day tour
Departing
19 NOVEMBER 2020


 







HOT Lakers Invercargill staff

Billy Ballantine
Travel Consultant

I have travelled the world working on cruise ships & personal holidays - experienced the full spectrum from Backpacking to Luxury: river cruising, coach tours, independent travel. Use my expertise & let me help you plan your trip of a lifetime.

View full profile

Caitlin Brookland
Travel Consultant

My passion and desire to travel sparked from a young age. After finishing studying Tourism at Otago University, I couldn’t wait go out and explore the world. I have now lived in 3 other countries and travelled to over 20 different countries.

View full profile

Jenna Boult
Travel Consultant

I became interested in travel when I was 14 years old and travelled to Japan. I love the experience of being immersed in a foreign culture that's completely different. This sparked my desire to travel further and to get involved in the travel industry.

View full profile

Jenny Gauthier
Office Manager

Travel has always been my passion – My interest was sparked when I was young, I was very fortunate at the age of 11 years to have my parents take me around the world, from that moment I knew what my career path was going to be.

View full profile

Pia Lemin
Travel Consultant

Having been in the Travel industry for over 25 years, I have travelled to some amazing places around the world. I enjoy working in the groups department, where I can use my knowledge and ideas to create amazing itineraries for our clients.

View full profile

Quinton Holland-King
Travel Consultant

Sailing the globe is a dream, for me I did it as a job - exploring many parts of the world. I worked in Aoraki Mount Cook, Sydney Australia and then sailed the seas working for Princess Cruises, that's where I embarked on a long career at sea as a Purser.

View full profile

Rebecca Shaw
Travel Consultant

From my first family holiday to the U.K. nearly 15 years ago I have had a love for travel, and now I get to be immersed in the industry everyday by making travel dreams a reality.

View full profile

Teresa van Tilborg
Travel Consultant

Planning a memorable holiday is an exciting experience, I consider myself privileged to be part of the process with so many people.

View full profile

Tony Laker
Owner/Operator

Tony & Tracey are born & bred Southlanders who opened House of Travel Lakers Invercargill in March 1999, meaning we will be celebrating 20 years in business next year.

View full profile




               TAANZ and House of Travel
95%
95%  
of customers
who book with
House of Travel Lakers (Invercargill)
What our customers are saying



Our Groups Team

Pia has been in the Travel Industry for 25 years, and with House of Travel Lakers for 13 years. Starting in the Leisure team, she now works full-time in the Groups department, organising our Escorted Tours and Group travel.

Julie has been with House of Travel Lakers for 14 years, and after taking some time out to have two beautiful children is back working part time in Groups.

Sheree has been with House of Travel Lakers for 4 years, and along with Tony helps to organise and manage conferences and events, also assisting in Groups as needed.

Book your sports, school or special interest group with us
House of Travel Lakers operates the only specialised Groups Department in Southland, run by expert staff who know how to get you the very best deals. Give us a call to find out all the benefits of booking your group with us, including taking advantage of the buying power of Southland’s largest Travel Agency. 


Conference & event organising
House of Travel Lakers Invercargill operates a specialist Conference Department, organising and overseeing events within New Zealand and offshore. Being a Travel Agent means that not only can we organise your entire event, but also handle any flight requirements your attendees may require. Give Tony or Sheree a call for today for a full list of references, and all the details of how we can make your event the best ever.


Laker House of Travel Groups Team – Julie, Pia & Sheree (L-R)
Laker House of Travel Groups Team – Julie, Pia & Sheree (L-R)

Hospice



Lakers HOT is proud to support Hospice New Zealand.

> Find out more here.


best-travel-agency 


HOT Lakers Invercargill staff travels

BILLY
really enjoyed Ankor Wat in Cambodia: great people, history and the unexplored feel of the jungle.

PIA'S
latest adventure was the Sunshine Coast Australia. An action packed 5 days included a visit to Australia Zoo, kayaking, swimming with the seals at Underwater World and a day trip to Fraser Island.

TONY
has recently escorted a tour to South Africa where his group went to the All Black game at Ellis Park Johannesburg, checked out the wildlife at Kruger National Park, and travelled down the country to Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The wildlife was incredible, but another real highlight was the cablecar ride up Table Mountain in Cape Town, the ride up is amazing and the views from the top are simply stunning.

CHRISTINE
has just been to San Francisco and Las Vegas. Her highlights in San Fran were biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and a Champagne Harbour Cruise of the Bay. The Cirque du Soleil Show at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas was amazing, the outlet malls were fantastic for shopping, and if your young or young at heart,check out the pool party at the MGM’s ‘Wet Republic Pool’, awesome!

TERESA
has recently been to Japan where Kyoto was a favourite with the little tea houses and laneways being exactly how you imagine Japan to be. She was even lucky enough to see a real life geisha. Getting out of Tokyo and into the countryside was a surprise, the landscape was comparable to Switzerland and even NZ. The Japanese people were extremely polite and courteous people, and travelling in their country is very pleasant experience. She was also recently in Bali where she enjoyed a 35km mountain bike starting at Mt Batur through orange orchards and little villages, finishing amongst the rice terraces of Ubud. Teresa loves the food in Bali, with the hardest part being deciding between Nasi Goreng or Mei Goring… rice or noodles…

 

“When in Sydney, take the ferry from Circular Quay for lunch at the historic Doyles Seafood Restaurant at Watsons Bay”
 - Tony Laker, HOT Lakers

Sign up for House of Travel emails: