You'd be hard pushed to find anyone who cares more about your holiday than Tanya. Tanya's number one focus is customer satisfaction and you can be sure she'll give you time, attention, and a friendly service. Tanya joined the travel industry quite a few years ago and has experience in working in a variety of roles within the industry, for airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, and travel events management for special groups such as the round the world yacht race. Having also lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe Tanya has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she can draw on to ensure your travel plans become a trip of a lifetime.
Specialist Areas - Luxury Travel - Rail Holidays - Group Holidays
Travel has always played a major part of Peters life. He left England in his mid-30s taking up his first overseas posting in Bahrain as Head of a Training College for Hospitality and Tourism. Once on the ‘Tourism Industry’ conveyor belt, Peter, (like the rest of the YOURTravel team), hasn’t stepped off since. Peter met his Kiwi wife Tanya overseas, and together they worked and travelled in Europe, Arabia and the UAE before returning to Australasia and finally fulfilling their dream of running their own outbound travel and tours business here in Kapiti.
Peter has attained his certification award as an International Tour Director with the International Tour Manager Institute, and has also been awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality for his service and contribution to the Industry. His days are now spent researching and developing our very own and admittedly very special intimate range of small group tours, and if you are lucky, he may even be joining you on a few of them.
Director - Tours
Maxine's passion has always been travel. Counting the days away as a young adult until she was old enough to get a job as an adventure tour leader which had always been her dream. Time on the road paved Maxine's way into a 'probably lifetime' career in travel, undertaking operation roles in destination management and itinerary design. For the last ten years, Maxine has been working as a travel consultant and is renown for adding that 'little bit extra special' into her itineraries. Maxine's knowledge and experience coupled with her friendly and professional approach mean you are in the very best of hands.
Having spent over 35 years in the travel industry, Leigh has a wealth of knowledge and experience which together with her warm friendly approach makes her a favourite with our clients. Leigh is a sports group travel superstar and is delighted to have been involved in every Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1987.
Whether you are looking for sports travel, group travel, or tailor-made tours, Leigh is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to plan their holiday with an experienced YOURTravel Consultant.
Tori may be the youngest member of the YOURTravel team but she is one of the best consultants *yes we are bias but we really do believe it* to ever graduate from the NZ School of Tourism. Tori is a people person and loves to meet clients and hear their travel tales. Tori is known for her inspirational approach and is a great choice of consultant for anyone who might be planning their first ever challenging trip abroad, especially young likeminded adults. Tori's favourite travel style is adventurous and off the beaten track, she enjoys the outdoors and is always keen to pack her hiking boots. Tori has travelled independently to most of the Pacific Islands, and to popular places further afield including Hawaii, Bali, Thailand, Croatia, Italy and France. Tori also loves cruising (like most of us at YOURTravel) and is an expert on family style cruising such as P&O and Carnival. Tori recognises that each holiday is so different and in her own words she ''loves being a part of the journey with you, right from the planning stage to waving you off!''
Having a passion for adventure and discovering new destinations inspired Karen to work in the travel industry. Wellington born and bred along with having over 17 year’s customer service and management experience in both the private and public sectors, has provided Karen with the vast array of knowledge and skills required to lead both our office and client relationship team in a positive direction. Karen is big on relationships, collaboration and teamwork. Interfacing with clients daily and of course being based within a Travel & Tours working environment, located at the Beach in Paraparaumu, is just the icing on the cake.
Fiona began her tourism and hospitality journey at age 17 working in New Zealand’s fine dining restaurants and 5 Star hotels as an apprentice before working her way to the top of her trade.
With years of customer service, management and overseas journeys under her belt, she took her skills and experience into the travel industry where she has gained a deep understanding of travellers’ needs - designing unforgettable journeys for them.
Fiona has lived abroad and travelled extensively throughout the UK and Europe, the South Pacific, South Africa, Southeast Asia and North America. Bitten by the travel bug at age 12 during an 8-week road trip around the USA, she went back as an adult to repeat the journey. She then spent 7 months campervanning across Canada from the east to west coast. Fiona has an in-depth knowledge of North America and can help you plan your next adventure.
Fiona works with Peter in our Tours Division to develop exciting small group tours. She will make all the arrangements for you so that you can sit back and enjoy your holiday.
Relationship & Sales Executive
After many years of working in the Financial field of Medical and Trade, I am now thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of an awesome team who are client focussed and passionate about travel!
I love travel and originally spent 2 years working in London and travelling around the UK before heading off through Africa working for 4 months in Botswana, then onto Morocco and Egypt, Europe, India, Nepal, Thailand, Australia and of course the beautiful NZ.
So here I can combine my love of finances, with my love of travel making it the perfect job for me. It is a fast-paced exciting industry to be involved in and it feels great to be surrounded by travel experts whether its Flights, Cruises, Accommodation or Hosted Tours.