Your Travel Guides
At Travel Designers, we’ve all been in the travel industry a long time. Our collective number of years is quite frankly, embarrassing… yet we’ve kept our passion for exceeding your expectations, every single time.
Our experience means we set the bar high; with routes and places you might otherwise never see and every detail covered. All you need to do is pack – because we take care of everything else.
Rose began her travel career in Sydney in the 1980’s with hotels before becoming the travel agent for a large Australian-based International Corporation. Returning to Auckland, she worked in specialist group travel, ran a successful retail travel agency and in 1993 partnered with Jo-Anne to create a specialist travel brokerage; returning to her first travel passion – business travel.
“Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, I know how important it is to you. I love finding solutions for complex itineraries… and those extra benefits to delight you on the way.”
Jo-Anne determined on a travel career as a school leaver, literally knocking on doors until a travel agency gave her a job. She’s never looked back, studiously climbing the ranks and proving her expertise. After owning her own travel agency for 17 years, Jo-Anne partnered with Rose to create what has become the exceptional Travel Designers brand.
“For me the excitement is in personalising your travel, making sure your experiences exceed your furthest expectations. There’s just so much on offer; my job is to tailor it to you.”
Erin sets the highest bar in delivering exceptional travel planning. More than 15 years after first studying travel in high school; with 10 years' experience in corporate travel and a further five years dedicated to VIP travel management, Erin knows how to deliver to the most exacting client. Relationships matter, and with Erin will ensure we cater for your every need.
"VIPs want every detail taken care of, and the way we see it - every one of our clients is a VIP. That means I want to understand what you, your business, or your family really want and make that your reality every time."
Bonnie has been in travel for 40 years ever since her father bought a travel agency in K’ Road Auckland. She wasn’t sure she wanted to get into travel back then but has since found it an ideal occupation where she can help people to organise their dream holiday and use her networking skills to form great industry relationships.
She has had experience in booking leisure holidays, corporate/leisure, corporate and lately group and incentive travel.We have known Bonnie for over 10 years and she now joins the company.
As travel, accommodation and activities are forever changing worldwide, Bonnie has made it her mission to keep revisiting destinations and keeping abreast of these changes. Over the past few years, she has been to Niue Is, Samoa, Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong and just recently hired a canal boat in the South of France.