‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the travel industry – it has been fun, demanding and exciting all at once.’ Moore started with Travel Time in Dinsdale, which she changed to become a member of the Holiday Shoppe, then Harvey World Travel. Three years ago, she set up her own brand – Travel Directors – and has been under the My Travel Group banner with Helloworld. At one stage, she had five stores – Dinsdale, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Taupo and Bayfair. Dinsdale was the last to be sold and new owner Michelle Brough took over this week.
Asked for her favourite destinations, Moore pinpoints Fiji as a country she has ‘visited 124 times’ – both on holidays and for work (especially when she concentrated on destination weddings). Rarotonga is another frequently visited destination – along with Bali and Thailand. ‘My highlights were winning Top Consultant at Harvey World Travel six years in a row and winning Harvey World Travel Top Shop three times. ‘And I will have fond memories of all the people I have met. I sent out an EDM to my database to announce my retirement and I was overwhelmed by the response and the well wishers.’