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Loris Sowman

Lovely to meet you

I recently joined the team at House of Travel Mt Maunganui after relocating from Hamilton, where I’d previously worked with Calder & Lawson House of Travel.

After many years in the travel industry, what makes this job special to me, is having my clients return from their trips to tell me about their adventures and then wanting to rebook another holiday with me - they do say the best way to overcome the post-travel blues is to already be planning your next one, and I couldn’t agree more!

I would love to help you plan your next trip and look forward to hearing from you.


My favourite holiday memories

  • Dubai
    Dubai Loris Sowman

    Dubai, a great stopover destination

  • Las Vegas
    Las Vegas Loris Sowman

    Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps, great shows and hotels to experience.

  • Paris
    Paris Loris Sowman

    Paris, the city of light. A great city to walk around and experience the Parisian way of life.

  • Positano
    Positano on Amalfi Coast

    Positano on the Amalfi Coast, very breathtaking and beautiful with steep streets and views of the sea. From here you can take a ferry to the Isle of Capri or to Amalfi for some walking.

  • Fiji
    Fiji Loris Sowman

    Fiji, always relaxing and warm with a slow pace of life and a great destination to holiday in our winter, with a short flying time from New Zealand. Fijian people are always warm and friendly.

Creating better holidays 

Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:

  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Hiking Walking
  • Skiing
  • Adventure
  • Coach Touring
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Couples Travel
  • Disney Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Group Travel
  • Luxury Travel
  • Road Trips
  • Safaris
  • Solo Travel
  • Train Journeys

My Travel Passions

Ocean & River Cruising
Working downtown Mt Maunganui, I have been fortunate to be welcomed onboard numerous cruise ships when they’ve been in port. It’s been a great way to build up my first-hand knowledge of the different cruise lines and their ships, so I can help match my customers to the perfect cruise holiday. I’ve been lucky to have cruised the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers with Tauck from Amsterdam to Budapest, and with APT from Nuremberg to Budapest. I’ve also ocean cruised the Mediterranean onboard MSC Cruises and have discovered the Eastern Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises.

Couples Travel
I really enjoy creating holidays for our clients heading over to the UK & Europe and I have travelled extensively in this region. Whether it’s someone heading away on their Big OE - or it’s couples who are looking to rent a car and have the freedom and independence, or whether you’re wanting to maximum your time and do a coach tour and/or ocean and river cruise, I can help piece together an amazing European adventure.

Luxury Travel
I really enjoy helping people escape from the stresses of their everyday life, by experiencing a more luxurious style of holiday, in destinations where they can relax, and indulge in the finer things in life. From flying up the front, to staying in premium accommodation that offer high-quality services, to suggesting unique experiences and activities to help them make the most of their time away.

Where I have travelled to

AFRICA: South Africa
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | Hong Kong | Japan | Korea | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide | Brisbane | Darwin/Red Centre | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Turkey
NORTH AMERICA: Canada | Caribbean | Hawai`i | USA
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | New Caledonia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tahiti | Tonga | Vanuatu
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Germany | Hungary | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Poland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey 

What my customers have to say

  • Loris is always professional, prompt and super efficient in sorting out my travels. Loris has been my go-to consultant ever since she started working in the industry. Loris always goes the extra mile to ensure that all bases are covered in my travel plans.
  • Loris is so quick and very responsive , she gives the most professional service . love dealing with Loris
    Ann Marie
  • I'm delighted you are working for House of Travel as you are really good at what you do.

My travel stories

Postcard from Las Vegas

An internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife.

Postcard from Dubai

A stopover in Dubai enroute to Europe gives you the chance to experience a stunning city in the desert. 

Awards & qualifications

  • Cruise Line International Association
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist