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House of Travel Stephen Parsons

Cnr Main St & The Square (Library Side)
Palmerston North

P+64 6-356-7051
F+64 6-354-7120

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm

Stephen Parsons
Stephen Parsons
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Stephen Parsons House of Travel has been committed to the Manawatu travelling public for over 30 years. We are the largest agency in the area.

We don’t just sell travel, we breath it, think it and live it daily, not only in our business lives but our personal ones. Our team have travelled to most parts of the globe and give this personal knowledge to our customers.

Group travel for schools, service clubs, weddings, special interest (such as Aviation) and Business incentive groups are all handled. We love what we do and capture and live the spirit of the Manawatu.

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Now in Store


Now you can get all of your overseas money requirements at our brand new in-store Travelex Foreign Currency Booth, only the third one to open in a House of Travel store in New Zealand. 

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Mayor Grant Smith congratulates Steve Parsons

HOT Stephen Parsons Travelex Specialists

At House of Travel Stephen Parsons, we’re here to help with ALL your travel needs. And now, we can also help you with your currency needs too!

Marivic Dawkes
Travelex Specialist

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Nicole Hireme
Travelex Specialist

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Celebrate 30 years of HOT Stephen Parsons with Fundraising

HOT Stephen Parsons Fundraising

Fundraising Without Lifting A Finger!
As part of Stephen Parsons House of Travel’s 30th year serving the Manawatu regional travel needs, we want to celebrate by contributing to the community’s future. When you book any overseas trip with Stephen Parsons House of Travel, you can nominate any local school and earn $$$’s towards your school.

HOT Stephen Parsons tours

Edinburgh Military Tattoo - HOT Stephen Parsons

Exclusive package including Covered Premium Grandstand Tattoo Tickets.

New Zealand’s Biggest Military Spectacular - "Honouring Our Defence Hereos"
from $250pp

Exclusive: 1 night package - Saturday 4th April 2020
Share twin/double accommodation, Breakfast- Sun. 05th April, Covered Premium Grandstand Tattoo Tickets including show transfers, Souvenir programme, Palmerston North & Region visitor pack.
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Australian International Airshow: 2021 Registrations Open

Virigin Galactic Space Agent

Steve Parsons is one of only 4 accredited Virgin Galactic Space Agents in New Zealand. He is an expert in arranging personalised visits to Spaceport America in New Mexico, Aviation Space Centres throughout the USA and Airshow group or individual tours. Contact Steve to find out more.

HOT Stephen Parsons staff

Belinda Sixtus
Retail Manager

What could be better than making people’s travel dreams come true. I love sitting down, getting to know my clients and discussing what the perfect holiday looks like to them. Then it’s my job to make that dream picture become a reality.

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Amy Sinnema
Travel Consultant

I've worked in the travel industry for over 40 years and my love for travel hasn't dwindled in all that time. I love what I do, meeting different people everyday, collaborating with them and making their dream holidays come to life.

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Heather Leigh
Travel Consultant

I am a passionate travel consultant with a background of 4 years in the industry, and a long list of destinations traveled. Originally from London, I traveled for nearly 10 years before settling in lovely Palmerston North!

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Larina Hansen
Travel Consultant

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Linley Stone
Travel Consultant

I have been fortunate to have spent the last 36 years in the Travel Industry, many of those years were in Auckland selling corporate travel but I have been back in retail for the last 6 years with Stephen Parsons.

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Lynda Jameson
Travel Consultant

I have been involved in the Travel Industry for 23 years, 10 of those were flying Internationally with Air New Zealand, so I can give you all the tips to help you with you journey getting you through those long-haul flights.

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Sue Rickard
Senior Travel Consultant

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Suzanne Andrews
Travel Consultant

I’ve travelled extensively all over the world and I now want to make your travel dreams come true! I’ve worked in the travel industry for many years and I now want to share my experience and passion for travelling with you.

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Vicki Hopping
Business Manager

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  • "Planning an overseas trip is a big undertaking, involving many hours of extra work. Steve Parsons HoT took the pressure off by making all the travel arrangements, including many little things we hadn’t thought about. It was well worthwhile making use of their expertise, experience and contacts – the trip ran smoothly with no hiccups. [...] Their standard of performance increases significantly, as does their commitment to the music groups they belong to. [...] Steve Parsons HoT is experienced in organising school trips, both sporting and cultural, and we valued the professional service and results they delivered. The partnership we have formed with them will definitely continue in the future."

    ~ Client

  • "Thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for us to Sydney! The hotel was excellent. When we got there they upgraded us to a room with a view, and had one we could check in to immediately at no extra cost […] Having the pool was great, we swam most days. The room and facilities were brilliant. […] We did the zoo, aquarium, wildlife place, tower, Manly, Opera House, Chinatown, shopping in the city, and botanic gardens. The kids were all great, and we had an absolute ball – could have stayed much longer!"

    ~ Customer

  • "Hi Brent, I wish to portray my gratitude for the itinerary you put together for my travel. Impeccable choice and all went to plan. I thank you immensely"

    ~ Jennifer

  • "Thanks for the welcome home. A great experience. You put us on a winner with Ngoma Safari Lodge. Impressed with SA Airlines – great meals and comfortable. Enjoyed the Kruger National Park Safari [...] Capetown was special."

    ~ Client - Nov 2011

  • "I would like to thank you for all your help in arranging our trip to the Gold Coast, we had a fantastic time and had no problems at all. The Surfers Aquarius was fabulous, the staff great, nothing too much trouble, they even let us check in early [...] Once again thanks heaps for all your help with our holiday. We will most certainly recommend your services to all our friends and family."

    ~ _Client

  • "Thank you, so much for organizing our holiday and getting it so right for us. We had a great time, the accommodation was perfect and staying in Noosaville worked really well for us. Thank you. I will certainly recommend to any of our friends who are looking for a good travel agent to come and see you."

    ~ Nichola & Duncan

  • "Great holiday, we spent two and a half days travelling. You organised a faultless trip right from the start, we will be booking another holiday through you. The services you organised gave credit as to why to book holidays through House of Travel, Stephen Parsons. Phuket is a great holiday destination and we’ll be going back. Again a sincere thanks for your exceptional communication and organising, we’ll be telling all our friends to book through you and HOT Stephen Parsons."

    ~ _Customer

  • "House of Travel - Stephen Parsons provided excellent service to the 2011 Longburn Adventist College Mission Team that travelled to the Solomon Islands during the 2011 July holidays. After seeing a story about our upcoming adventures in the Manawatu Standard, HOT - Stephen Parsons took the initiative to contact us and offer us their services. We gladly accepted and thoroughly appreciated their assistance. They were very accommodating and worked with us to provide the best payment options possible for the students. Thank you House of Travel - Stephen Parsons!"

    ~ Customer - 2011

  • "Thank you very much for your meticulous planning our recent New York/European trip. We appreciated your willingness to spend time with us to answer any questions we had."

    ~ Rex & Hazel

  • "I wish to express a big thanks to your office for bookings for our group to attend the World Netball Champs in Singapore. We were kept fully informed and made sure that we were satisfied with the arrangements at all times. We found your staff so easy to deal with and enjoyed the very friendly personalities."

    ~ Customer_

Sponsorship partners

Stephen Parsons supports Arohanui Hospice

“​When planning your Europe travel, do not overcrowd your itinerary - remember less and in depth is best, take the stress out of your incredible journey.“
 - Steve Parsons HOT

HOT Stephen Parsons highlights

Stephen Parsons House of Travel - school fundraising - 25 year celebration!
As part of Stephen Parsons House of Travel’s 25th year serving the Manawatu regional travel needs, we want to celebrate by contributing to the community’s future. When you book any overseas trip with Stephen Parsons House of Travel, you can nominate any local school and earn $$$’s towards your school.
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Conference & event organising
House of Travel Stephen Parsons Palmerston North 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 Steve a call on 0800 509 444 or email today for a full list of references, and all the details of how we can make your event the best ever.

House of Travel Stephen Parsons is proud to support Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North and Hospice New Zealand. 

Want a guest speaker to address your club or meeting?

Steve Parsons is happy to visit your club or organisation talking on a range of travel topics, from cruising, to Virgin Galactic space flights, or just to help on business ideas & marketing.
Call Steve today DDI 06 350 7366 or send an email

Bring your classroom to life
At Stephen Parsons House of Travel we appreciate how Teachers are usually left with all the organising and time consuming duties associated with an overseas school trip. We pride ourselves on taking as much of the work off a teachers already full plate, leaving you to enjoy your magnificent trip as much as your forever grateful students.
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Stephen Parsons invites you on board some of our most popular airlines...
> Air New Zealand Economy ​class B777-300
> Air New Zealand Premium Economy ​class B777-300
> Air New Zealand Business ​class B777-300
> Singapore Airlines Premium Economy A380

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