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House of Travel Timaru

House of Travel Timaru

195 Stafford Street

P+64 3-687-9900
F+64 3-684-6033

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm

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House of Travel has a long history in Timaru, the place where we opened our first New Zealand retail sales office in 1987, followed closely by Simon Hocking opening his Simon Hocking House of Travel office in the Northtown Mall.

The proud tradition established by these Timaru businesses continued when the two locations merged their interests in February 2014 and began operating out of the one location at 195 Stafford Street.

As previous owners Simon Hocking and Andrew Kemp agree "we had many, many years of friendly rivalry in Timaru and now is the right time for the offices to come together in order to provide Timaru at one central location, with the outstanding customer service we always aimed for individually”.

The business is now led by Owner Operator Darryl Sandri and along with the new team, he looks forward to maintaining the standards of customer service that both offices have offered to their Timaru customers for nearly 3 decades.

“We work to make sure our customers make the very best of every single day of their travel time, that what they do is safe, and that they get absolute value for their money” says Owner Operator Darryl Sandri “if you want to make your next overseas holiday just the best that it can possibly be we invite you to contact us to discuss what you have in mind”

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HOT Timaru staff

Andrew Kemp
Travel Consultant

With his 25 years plus in the travel industry Andrew has experienced numerous fantastic destinations, received industry accolades. He previously has been a Travel Agency owner/operator for 14 years and continues to enjoy the travel industry.

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Grant Lane
Travel Consultant

My travel industry experience spans 37 years during which I have visited many fantastic destinations. I enjoy working through travel options with clients to give them a great holiday that they will remember for many years after the event.

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Hannah Little
Travel Consultant

Being part of the travel industry is a passion of mine. Doing a Contiki around Europe opened up my eyes with the vast number of opportunities available. I look forward to broadening my knowledge to create unforgettable holidays for my clients.

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Jayne Johnston
Travel Consultant

Jayne has been travelling for 23 years.She lived in England for 12 years, back packed through Europe & the Middle East,drove the USA & has toured many Asian countries.She loves to plan different & exciting holidays for her clients.

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Kate Daly
Travel Consultant

I have been in the industry for 10 years. I still get a kick out of organising clients dream holidays. Whether its a tropical beach getaway, European trip of a lifetime or an African Safari. Its so rewarding offering ideas and inspiration.

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Recent/Up and Coming Staff Travel

APT river cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremburg, MSC Caribbean Cruise.

Vietnam and Australia.

San Francisco, Bangkok, Club Med Mauritius, Hawaii, Fiji and a P&O cruise.

Dubai, Asian cruise, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and an Avalon river cruise, Laos.

Japan, Thailand, India, Tahiti, Argentina & Brazil, Egypt, Vietnam and Cambodia

Anaheim, Contiki Europe and Bali.

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“A stopover is a great way to break up your trip, see more and it helps with jet lag!“
 - Andrew Kemp, HOT Timaru

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