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Carmel Layton

Lovely to meet you

Hi, I’m Carmel Layton. Travel has been a huge part of my life from my first trip overseas as a 6 year old to travelling independently in my twenties and I have travelled to over 72 countries around the world, it has always been a key ingredient in my life.

I am an experienced and passionate travel professional with over 15 years in the industry. From a short South Pacific getaway to a trip around the globe, I look forward to helping you realise your travel dreams.


My favourite holiday memories

  • Canada
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    Overlooking beautiful Peyto Lake in Banff National Park

  • Egypt
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    Visiting the incredible pyramids in Egypt

  • China
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    Visiting the Great Wall in China on a very snowy day

  • Brazil & Argentina
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    Amazing Iguazu falls

  • India
    Carmel Photo 1 India

Creating better holidays 

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

  • 18yr-30 Something Travel
  • 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

Some of the destinations I have explored

AFRICA: Botswana/Namibia | Kenya | Serengeti | South Africa | Uganda/Rwanda | Zimbabwe/Zambia/Mozambique
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | China | Hong Kong | India/Nepal/Bhutan | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Egypt/Jordan | Turkey
NORTH AMERICA: Alaska | Canada | Caribbean |  Hawai`i | Mexico | USA
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina | Brazil | Chile 
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | New Caledonia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Samoa | Tahiti | Vanuatu
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Germany | Hungary | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Norway/Finland | Scotland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey | Wales

What my customers have to say

  • We have been hugely impressed with booking through House of Travel, especially with our Agent Carmel. She answered all our questions and ensured we got the best deals. We will definitely be using her again.
  • Carmel was excellent - lots of prompt relevant communication, she provided us with options and additional advice. When issues occurred she was on hand to assist us. She was excellent, went beyond our expectations, very friendly, helpful. Couldn't recommend her highly enough!
  • Very helpful, nothing a problem. Great advice and very prompt. Exceptional customer service, timely, professional, helpful, responsive and overall incredibly valuable.
  • Carmel was extremely helpful. She worked very hard to create an excellent itinerary. High communication skills were used by her at all time. Carmel was prompt in replying with all requests, This including if she was out of office or would be spending research time before "getting back" to us. We felt comfortable in changing any pending bookings as nothing was a problem to her. Carmel is an asset to the company. Thank you.

Awards & qualifications

  • New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4
  • Blue Lagoon Cruises Specialist
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist
  • Tourism New Zealand