Louise Stephens

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Louise Stephens

Event and Groups Manager

Lovely to meet you

With over 26 years in various roles in the travel industry, Louise's international knowledge and experience is wide-ranging and her logistical and organizational skills are exceptional. 

Louise loves being able to create packages and experiences for clients and then deliver them onsite to see them enjoying the experiences beyond their expectations. Louise has been a part of the team that have taken New Zealand Supporters to multiple Commonwealth Games and Olympics along with Rugby and Netball World Cups.

While sports travel is still Louie's first love, over the past three years she has worked more in our Conference Management side of HOT Events. Working alongside the team in managing corporate conferences covering all aspects from destination research and contracting, through to registration administration and onsite event management. 

When not talking sport at the desk, Louise is off being active - taking her two dogs (and husband) for long walks and runs in the stunning hills around Christchurch. 

Favourite place to visit: Switzerland
Next place on the list to visit: Canada


Some of the destinations I have explored

ASIA: Hong Kong | Japan | Korea | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Thailand 
AUSTRALIA: Brisbane | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Egypt/Jordan | Turkey
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina | Brazil | Chile 
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Czech Republic | Denmark | Germany | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Norway/ Finland | Poland | Scotland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey | Wales

Awards & qualifications

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Sir George Seymour National College of Tourism and Travel: Travel, Tourism and Business Diploma