With a Londoner father & a Kiwi mother (who had met on her OE) I was always going to be part of a family that travelled. I travelled the world and around NZ, as a toddler, child, teenager and adult.
I had my honeymoon in Hawaii/USA and on our OE I worked with Marcus, my husband as a tour leader within Europe. With our own family we have kept up the travel tradition! I have also travelled on business trips, and recently as a travel consultant, I’ve been away every year to the Pacific Islands, Asia and Europe.
I can certainly agree with Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote – “to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” As we grew up, we may not have had the best house or the best car – we drove a Hillman Hunter! However my life and my family’s lives have been enriched and enhanced by our travel experiences. The memories we have made together are wonderful, and stay with you long after the latest gadget, or car has passed!
So with this background and travel experience, I offer a friendly personalised consultancy service, working with you to help plan your getaways, holidays and create your own overseas experiences! I’ve lived in Timaru now for over 10 years, and have built a reputation to deliver great service with a cheerful and helpful disposition as well as provide in-depth travel knowledge and advice.
I strive to provide the high levels of service that bring clients back to me for their next trip. The dreaming and planning phase of your trip is almost as important as the actual trip itself. I love talking about all things travel, this passion helps when planning your trip, whether it’s a surprise celebration weekend in NZ, a luxury Island getaway or a large family reunion on the other side of the world.I am committed to providing the best value holiday within a budget that works for you.
I don’t work for an airline or travel supplier, I work for you! I can take care of all aspects of your travel in a ‘one-stop shop’ saving you time, money and frustration! Detail does make the difference; let me know your preferred airlines and class of travel, airline frequent flyer numbers, your favourite seating or any particular meal requirements and I will ensure your travel requirements are noted in every booking, and your trip is stress-free. I help you avoid surprise transits and tedious stopovers, extra-long flying times, hotels far away from the ‘action’ or in the ‘dodgy’ area of town and missing required visas (and possibly your holiday because of that).
Feeling overwhelmed and confused with the options on the internet? Stuck for ideas of where to take your next trip? I am always happy to offer ideas that you may not have thought of. With access to all available options of travel, promotions and special offers I can offer a personal service that makes your travel experience unique to you. And if you are travelling as part of a group, or are the lead organiser of a travelling group, then my organisational skills will make that planning phase so much easier!
I have obtained Retail Travel Tourism Level 4 Qualification. This along with many years of my own “hands on” travel experience means that I bring lots of tips and tricks to help make the best holiday memories. As the travel industry is constantly changing, as a duty to my clients I am constantly refreshing and updating my skills and knowledge base to keep on top of changes and new products being offered. This also includes keeping up to date with political, social and economic developments in regions all around the world, as they affect travellers.
And when you are travelling and your trip doesn’t go to plan – from ash clouds in Iceland to snow on the Christchurch runway, I am available anytime to effectively rearrange your plans. I go the extra mile for you. My aim is to make the entire experience enjoyable, relaxing and stress-free.
I look forward to you returning from your trip saying that you have had the most wonderful time and we can start planning your next trip! So what have you got to lose? From travelling on a budget to 5-star luxury… Contact me by phone or email and we can arrange to meet at a café downtown, my office, or at a place and time that suits you.
Remember “When travelling take half the clothes and twice the money.”
Why Use A Travel Broker?
- I have access to a huge range of travel specials and deals.
- I’m a one stop shop for all travel. Flights, cruises, tours, rental cars – I can book it all.
- I’m your travel troubleshooter. If you run into the unexpected, call me. I’ll get it sorted.
- I’ll come to you – I’m happy to meet you at a cafe or after hours to chat about your plans.
- I’m a local business, not an anonymous website or company based halfway around the world.
Let’s make a time to chat about your travel plans, so I can prepare a Travel Recommendation for your holiday. Please get in touch – I am happy to help.
Ok - you could say I'm the biased sister-in-law, but I can honestly say (and I've done a bit of travel) that Brigitte is a brilliant Travel Broker - efficient, thorough, listens to and is conscious of the wants and needs of individuals, budget sensitive, covers the finer details, gives fantastic ideas etc, thinks of everything (I tell you - she doesn't miss a beat). You can go off on your holiday feeling relaxed and confident.Bronwyn
I have booked travel with Brigitte on several other occasions, I feel more comfortable with someone I am familiar with. She has always has my best interests at heart and gets the best deals.A Happy Client
I always feel relaxed about travel and at ease with everything. Brigitte takes care of it all.A Happy Client
Brigitte takes all the hassle out of booking trips for me. She has the resources to get the best connections and price plus taking into considerations difficulty of short notice travel and with a bike.A Happy Client
Nothing is ever a problem for Brigitte, and she will go out of her way to attempt to satisfy our wants and needs.A Happy Client
- High Achiever Group (2015, 2017, 2019)
- NZ Travel Brokers Broker Team of the Year 2018 (Placed 5th)
- Cruise World – Top Growth 2018
- Go Holidays – Most Improved 2018
- NZ Travel Brokers Special Achievement Award (2017)
- NZ Travel Brokers Top 10 – Placed 10th (2016)
- QBE broker of the Year – Placed 5th (2016)
- NZ Travel Brokers Top Seller for Globus Family of Brands (2015, 2019)
- NZ Travel Brokers Top Seller for 1 Cover Travel Insurance (2015, 2017)
- NZ Travel Brokers Rookie of the Year (2014)
- NZ Travel Brokers Joint Marketer of the Year (2014)
- Air New Zealand Top 5 Sales (2014)