Meet Our Team

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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

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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

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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 18 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.