Meet Our Team

Tanya Roddam

Managing Director

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

Peter Roddam


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.

Maxine Laws

Senior Travel Consultant

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 renowned 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.


Specialist Areas: Cruising Holidays - Volunteering Holidays - Adventure Tours - Family Holidays

Leigh Weatherhead

Travel Consultant

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.

Claire Richardson

Travel Consultant

Claire’s travel knowledge and experiences are home grown having graduated from her Wellington Tourism and Travel studies in 2006.  Working the front line, both locally on the Interislander and again on English Channel ferries in Europe, gave Claire the chance to ‘summer hop’ for a few seasons, allowing her to spend much of her time exploring New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom.  Claire is not averse to the Winter season however; being a keen snowboarder and having worked on the Ski Fields of Ruapehu.  With further travel experiences in Australia, Pacific Islands and South East Asia, Claire brings a wealth of travel experience to the team, and her thorough and warm enthusiastic approach makes her a very popular consultant.

Karen Whitford

Office Manager

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.

Find us at Paraparaumu Beach

17a Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach,

Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand

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