Rachel Rhind - Personal Travel Manager
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Planning a holiday is fun but organising it can sometimes be time consuming and confusing. My passion is to help people have the best possible time when they are travelling. Using my years of experience to make sure everything comes together effortlessly I’ll make sure you get to include all the “must do and see” experiences. Let me take care of all the details so all YOU need to do is relax and enjoy yourself!
I’ve been in travel over 25 years and have travelled extensively throughout the world. All that travel means I’ve picked up loads of great ideas, including helpful hints on everything from best travel routes, itinerary design and content, what clothes to pack and even how best to keep in touch with family or business back home.
I have loved the last 2 years in my new role as a Personal Travel Manager following 21 years leading the team at House of Travel Johnsonville. I am well supported by Nicola Sperring who is always on hand if I’m out of the country.
I feel very blessed to have a career that combines my own personal passion for travel with the opportunity to help make the travel dreams of my clients come true.
Let me look after your next holiday so I can apply all my experience to create one of your most memorable experiences ever! Meet my assistant: Nic
| ||I am originally from England, we came to New Zealand on a working holiday Visa in 1998. This was half way on our round the world trip, having travelled through South America and Mexico for 6 months, and we are still here! I worked in travel in the UK for 3 years before arriving here and Rachel employed me pretty much as soon as I got off the plane. I worked full time until the birth of my son in 2004 and have recently returned to work part time as Rachel’s assistant which I love. I am very passionate about travel and have been lucky enough to have seen quite a bit of the world. My other interests include tennis, mountain biking and spending time with my friends and family. |
Personal Contact Details
Address: 31 Meadowcroft Grove, Johnsonville
Ph: 04 4775751
Mobile: 0274 804642
I’d love you to visit me at my home office in Johnsonville but if you’d rather I come to you that can also be arranged. My hours are very flexible so we can always find a time to suit.
What my clients are saying
We want you to know just how much we appreciated the arrangements you made that provided us with the holiday of a life time; a Mediterranean cruise and visits to Hong Kong, Rome and San Francisco.
Everything that you organised turned out exactly as planned and documented. We were expected by each of those that provided transport and accommodation. Not once were we let down. Your travel notes eliminated doubt as we arrived at each new destination.
The cruise was just perfect, thanks in part to your action in booking a mid-ship cabin at an appropriate level. Selection of the Oceania line and Marina was just the best possible choice for our first cruise.
So we will remember with gratitude your very professional help in organising such a wonderful trip. ~ Barbara & Ralph
...we are having a splendid time and you have done yourself proud again with our Itinerary and hotels all brilliant. It makes it so much easier for me having confidence that you will put us in the right place everytime. ~ Mike
We are still completely absorbed, talking, remembering etc our trip to Spain, Portugal and Morocco, so many memories, it was just wonderful and amazing...The jewel in the crown for us when returning to Barcelona was the little boutique hotel you put us in, "The Astoria", it didn't have as many stars as the one we started in but was way better, just beautiful, clean, service excellent, and in a good area of the city with lots of gorgeous cafe's around it. ~ Carol & Jon
Having a great time! inspired choices of places to stay - thanks!! ~ Leah
We have had some amazing experiences and thank you for your effort to facilitate this ~ Christine
Having an amazing time (not enough superlatives to describe how fabulous)! Our villa in Menerbes was gorgeous- converted barn, airy, light and simply stylish. Loved our time in the Cinque Terre-! Our hotel in Lucca is fantastic- filled with character and overlooking lovely square. Actually all our accommodation has been great- so thank you- gotten completely right! Ciao ~ Marilyn and Rex
It was so pleasurable and reassuring to have you plan and walk through our itinerary knowing that you had been to everywhere we were visiting and hence could recommend so many extra sights and activities The personable and enjoyable experience of planning this trip will definitely see me coming back to plan next year's great escape with you. ~ Chrissy Collins
Rachel's tips on restaurants, "must sees", car rentals, insurance etc were wonderful - all delivered with enthusiasm and efficiency. It has been fun working with Rachel - we will return.
Rachel's environment, care and total attention when with her made us feel in safe hands. Her passion for her job and the caring manner for her clients specific needs, in our view sets her at the pinnacle of her industry. ~ Debs Metson
When dealing with Rachel we feel as if we are dealing with someone who has great depth of experience of the very places and situations we are seeking to negotiate, and as a result can provide exactly the relevant and effective advice we require. ~ Alan and Cath Roberts