Whether you’re looking for that special travel experience overseas or within New Zealand, putting your trust in Sally Lochhead to help you with your planning is the first step to securing that well designed and memorable trip. No branding tells Sally what she must sell. I will consult and advise on what you, the client is wanting to achieve.
Travel is a very emotive product. A holiday is something many people work extremely hard for, so consequently are keen to experience fabulous memories. Not horrendous recollections of wishing they’d not:
- Booked the cheap internet flight that saved them $200.00 per person but cost them an extra 15 hours flying plus 3 stops en-route they weren’t aware of.
- Booked the great looking hotel on the internet, only to arrive and find it hadn’t been built yet.
- Booked their flights on the internet, only to check-in at the airport, and have to pay an additional $100.00 per person airline fees to change their departure date so they could get the required visas the internet did NOT tell them about.
These experiences are not fiction. I became a Travel Broker in 2006 after 25 plus years in the travel industry. I started my career with the NZ Government Tourist Bureau in Invercargill, and then moved to Wellington, before going to Los Angeles with Newmans Coach Tours.
Years later I returned to NZ and planned to make a break and try something different .. as Mr Tui says, ”Yeah Right”. I stayed in the industry until having my second child in 1997 and then we all moved to London for a few years. Change is as good as a rest! After a wonderful few years of an O.E with children and lots of European holidays, we returned to NZ and Havelock North in 2002.
I had a short stint with a retail travel agency before I realized the difficulties of working with 2 young children, a commuting husband and loyalty to all. Becoming a Travel Broker was the only way I could balance all I wanted. Quite simply, I love the world of travel and I have to say with all sincerity, I enjoy people and doing a great job for them. I invite you to my world of travel.