Hi I’m Jo and I joined the House of Travel Papamoa team in April 2022 not long after the borders opened and it’s fair to say it’s been crazy busy ever since! No two days are the same and I thrive working in a fast-paced environment. I have been working in Travel for around 10 years and started in January 2009 at Flight Centre Mt Maunganui and then moved to Auckland in 2011 to step into a management role to open their new retail store in Royal Oak. I then moved back to the Tauranga area in early 2013 and opened the Flight Centre in Bayfair. Opening two of Flight Centre’s stores gave me an incredible learning experience and insight into building a business and taking it to incredible heights! I was also in charge of training multiple new to the industry staff members. Before Travel I worked in banking for 4 and half years both in the retail branch and the business banking team.
I have great attention to detail, excellent communication skills and am down to earth, friendly and approachable. I love meeting new people and building relationships with my clients. I love putting together itineraries and working closely with you to find your perfect fit.
I'm passionate about travel to Canada and the UK. As I lived in Vancouver for 6 months and London for nearly 3 years on Working Holidays. I’ve also spent 3 weeks in Egypt and over 6 weeks in South America. I’ve travelled on my own to Asia and then jumped on an Intrepid Cambodia tour. I have also done a 28 day Topdeck Camping trip around Europe and travelled independently using Eurail passes and the Eurostar. My partner Duncan and I have two children, a son 9 and daughter 7 whom we took on holiday to Plantation Island in Fiji for a week. We have also spent 2 weeks in Bali as a family in 2023. Duncan and I also experienced a Viking cruise earlier this year which we absolutely loved!
We live locally in the Papamoa Hills and own a lifestyle block with cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, cats and our gorgeous dog Millie. We love the outdoors and taking advantage of the many wonderful things on offer here in the Tauranga area.
I’d love to help you plan your next trip and look forward to hearing from you.
Such a memorable holiday! I celebrated my birthday in Ibiza and enjoyed exploring the old town, beaches, sights and nightclubs!
I loved India for it’s history, culture and architecture. Along with the most amazing food I’ve ever eaten!
I travelled with a group for work and it was a once in a lifetime experience - just stunning!
The best time of my life! I absolutely loved living in London in my 20’s.
Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:
AFRICA: South Africa
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | China | Hong Kong | India/Nepal/Bhutan | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Brisbane | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Egypt/Jordan | Turkey
NORTH AMERICA: Canada | USA
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Peru
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tahiti | Vanuatu
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Germany | Hungary | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Scotland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey | Wales
Let's make holidays better, together