Tuesday, 03 October 2023 00:57

Leckey takes Australasia role

The House of Travel Group has launched a new group-wide cruise strategy to ensure it is well-resourced to capitalise on the sector’s immense potential for expansion.

Published in Industry News
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 00:12

House of Travel’s @Home model

Former travel consultants looking to return to the industry under their own terms have another option that sits between the traditional in-store and broker models.

House of Travel’s new Home Based Consultant model – HOT @Home is managed by former consultant and retail manager, Jason Todd.

Published in Hot Topics
Tuesday, 24 January 2023 20:20

HOT Hobsonville turns five

House of Travel Hobsonville celebrated its fifth birthday last week.

Owner operator Mike (Buzz) Thomson says the evening on Wednesday included ‘live music, local food, bevies, and prizes with a group of like-minded clients and fellow travellers that spilt out onto the road.

Published in People
Monday, 08 August 2022 22:32

HOT for Birmingham

HOT Events, with NZ Olympic Travel, hosted travel partners, clients and associates to a Commonwealth Games breakfast early August. Held at the Birmingham Club (aka the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron), things didn’t quite go to plan in terms of the sport – neither the men’s nor women’s 7s teams made the finals that were televised at the time. However, the morning still served as a fun sporting catch up.

Published in Paparazzo
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 04:34

HOT’s frontline staff ‘up 50%'

House of Travel’s National Partnership Conference in Auckland early May brought together 56 business partners and members of its executive team for the two-day event – the first of its kind since the pandemic began.

Published in Hot Topics
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 02:24

HOT for 30 years

Petra Otte celebrated  30 years with House of Travel this month.

After first opening a shop in Duke’s Arcade Wellington in 1991, she’s been working with customers to help them see the world for three decades.

Published in People

Global Travel Network (GTN) is marking six years of operation today and reports that despite the tough conditions now the company is looking towards strong and bouyant business in the near future.

Rob Beecher and Allen Bell decided to start a travel group in 2015 that would be dedicated to looking after independent travel agents in New Zealand. With that objective in mind, GTN was set up in partnership with House of Travel.

Published in People
Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:47

Innovations give results for HOT agent

Packing her Havelock North travel store with art has generated not only increased foot traffic and interest but also led to bookings for House of Travel’s Jenny Nilsson.

That’s only one of the innovative solutions employed to keep things ticking over at Jenny Nilsson House of Travel stores in Hawke’s Bay (the other is in Hastings).

Published in People
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 23:11

Relationships key to resurgence

House of Travel Browns Bay was planning to mark 30 years of business on 25 May this year. But symptomatic of the year the industry is having, the date fell in the middle of two Auckland lockdowns and the celebratons didn’t happen at the time.

That didn’t stop owner/operator Kelda Cawood inviting clients and business partners to the store for a celebratory ‘cake and cuppa’ with her team last week. Nor has it dented her commitment

Published in People

Catering for the needs of young professionals who are keen to travel in New Zealand and (as soon as they can) beyond has led to the establishment of a new ‘sub-brand’ for House of Travel Christchurch City.

Young Professionals Travel (Yo Pro Travel) started as an Instagram page and has evolved into a website targeting the sector.

Published in People
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