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Meet The Team

Queenstown Office Based Team

Niki Davies
Owner / Travel Expert

Phone.+64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email : niki@xtravel.co.nz

Kia Ora, G’day, Bula, Ni Hau, Aloha, Bonjour, Konnichwa, Hola

Maybe it was watching the sun set over the majestic Indian Ocean in The Maldives, or taking a luxury mud bath with my favourite local wine. It might have been seeing Guanaco in the wild of Argentina, eating Kopai in Western Samoa or shopping in London… No. I can’t pick my favourite international travel experience. But I can help you pick yours.

I’m Niki Davies, world traveller turned boutique travel agent. I offer personalised travel packages for clients who demand the best in New Zealand travel and international travel experiences. I’m a dedicated and highly experienced travel agent who has truly seen it all.

So, whether you’re travelling for business, planning your dream escape or need inspiration for a well-deserved family holiday my inside knowledge of the best family friendly resorts to the finest details of your business itinerary will be taken care of.

My philosophy is based on the highest degree of customer service and attention to detail, in fact, they are the reason why after 26 years in the industry I’m still as passionate today as I was when I started. It is what differentiates a good trip and an exceptional experience.

Countries I have travelled to:
American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Aneta Buda
Travel Expert

Phone.+64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email : aneta@xtravel.co.nz

Cześć, I’m Aneta! Originally from Poland, I now call the breathtaking town of Queenstown my home. As a travel agent, I have the privilege of combining my love for exploration with my passion for helping others in creating unforgettable travel experiences.
I love adventure and I am always seeking new thrills. Whether it is trekking through the beautiful Atlas Mountains of Morocco, cruising across mesmerizing Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, exploring the mesmerising underwater world through diving in Bali or honing surfing skills along the sun-kissed shores of Australia, I love pushing boundaries and discovering the adrenaline pumping experiences that different destinations have to offer. In all my adventures, I have embraced the diversity of experience with open arms, forging unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the incredible tapestry of our world.

Travel is a deeply personal experience, and I value the trust placed in me to curate remarkable adventures. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a culture enthusiast, a luxury traveler, or a family in search of unforgettable moments, I’m here to make your travel dreams a reality.

Countries I have travelled to:
Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Estonia, Georgia, Morocco, Tunisia, Tanzania, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, USA.

Claire Hough

Travel Expert

Phone.+64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email : claire@xtravel.co.nz

I’m Claire and I am originally from the UK. With Europe on the doorstep growing up, I spent many a weekend exploring new cities or enjoying après on the ski slopes in France. I am an adventure seeker and I actively work towards ticking off more bucket list destinations with each trip I take. As a travel agent, developing expertise is an ongoing process that involves continuous learning, staying up-to-date with industry trends, and gaining a deep understanding of various travel-related aspects in order to create personalised and memorable travel experiences. My expertise ranges from snow holidays to everything Walt Disney World, including cruising and adventure activities.

Ready, set, explore.

Countries I have travelled to: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, Vatican City, Wales.

Victoria (Tori) Keating

Owner / Travel Expert

Phone : +64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email tori@xtravel.co.nz

I’m Tori, one of the Managing Directors at xtravel. I have a deep commitment to the New Zealand travel industry and the travellers it serves, and as a proud business owner, I am dedicated to empowering fellow travel professionals to find their unique niche and create their own paths. My passion for travel is boundless, and I consider myself an enthusiastic and knowledgeable travel expert and adventurer.

With a wealth of experience spanning 18 years in the travel industry, I provide trusted guidance and firsthand insights to enhance my clients’ journeys. Whether it’s a serene river boat cruise along the Mekong River or a breathtaking night spent under the African stars in a skybed, I bring a world of expertise to the table. While I’ve had the privilege of exploring all seven continents, my heart beats strongest for Latin America, Africa, and Antarctica. I possess an intimate familiarity with hidden gems and iconic dream destinations alike.

Whether you’re in pursuit of luxurious lodges amidst the enchanting Atacama Desert or yearning for beachside paradise in Colombia, I am your go-to expert for crafting unforgettable travel experiences.

Countries I have travelled to:

Antarctica, Antigua, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Maarten, Thailand, The Netherlands, UAE, Uruguay, USA, Wales, Zimbabwe

Lucia Goncalves-Duvos
South America Expert

Phone.+64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email : lucia@xtravel.co.nz

Hi, I’m Lucia Goncalves, originally from a small city in the north of Uruguay, based in Queenstown since May 2016.

As a travel advisor, I provide personalized travel planning for individuals, couples, and families. I have the ability to speak in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, giving you the opportunity of planning your trip in your mother tongue.

Before working for xtravel, I was a tour guide around New Zealand, so if you would like to travel around Aotearoa, I know the best-kept secrets.

As you think about where you’d like to travel for your next getaway, have no doubt that you will have someone who will make things easier for you.

Countries I have travelled to:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore.

Rebecca Shaw
Office Manager

Phone.+64 3 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20
Email : rebecca@xtravel.co.nz

Countries I have travelled to: Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdon, United States of America.

New Zealand Wide Brokers

Becs O'Neale
Travel Expert

Mobile: +64 21 447 960
Email becs@xtravel.co.nz

Kia ora! I’m Bec O’Neale, North Island based broker for xtravel. Based in the Wairarapa, I’m a passionate Kiwi and absolutely love being able to share our beautiful country with visitors from all around the world. I’ve explored just about every nook and cranny of New Zealand – from the far North to the deep South and everywhere in between and my specialty is inbound adventure tourism.  I thrive on showing my overseas clients the absolute best that New Zealand has to offer and pride myself on the extensive knowledge I hold of our beautiful nation.

I remember during my very first tourism job, driving backpacker buses, a passenger said to me “Gosh, you are so lucky to live here, why do Kiwis want to go anywhere else?!” and that has always stuck with me! New Zealand has everything – beaches, forests, mountains and some of the best hunting, fishing and adventure sports in the world. So I took that little conversation to heart and, although I do have a couple of VERY itchy feet (that I try to indulge whenever I can), I always love coming home and it never fails to take my breath away.

Countries I have travelled to:
Australia, Dubai, Fiji, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Tonga, Vanuatu

 

Georgie Olive
Travel Expert

Mobile : +64 22 439 8848
Email : georgie@xtravel.co.nz

My name is Georgie and if you are looking for someone who is passionate about helping my customers to see the world..look no further.

Originally from the beautiful west country in the UK, I travelled the world before settling in the fantastic Queenstown. My love for experiencing the new, making memories and helping others to tick of their bucket list dreams drove me to seek a career in travel. A passion for helping others and cultivating relationships with you means I will continue to keep helping you achieve the unique experience you are after time and time again.

Whether it be your first trip overseas, a well-deserved family getaway, your honeymoon, a friends escape or an extended overseas once in a lifetime adventure I would love to help.

Countries I have travelled to:
Canada, USA, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, India, Indonesia and Vatican City.

David Adams
Travel Expert

Phone.+64 20 4184 6107
Email : david@xtravel.co.nz

Kia ora, I’m David Adams. Ever since I can remember I have been obsessed with travel. Learning how to travel in an inclusive and sustainable way always has been, and always will be, the cornerstone of my ethos and I have made it my mission to ensure that people who want to see the world are doing so in a safe and sustainable way. Travel for me is always about connecting and learning other cultures so I make sure all my travellers have a curated experience which allows them the chance to experience the true and authentic wonders of where they’re travelling to create memories that last a lifetime.

Countries I have travelled to: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Fiji, France, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Thailand, The Netherlands, United States of America (California, Arizona, Utah & Nevada) and United Kingdom (England).

Sarah van der Voort
Travel Expert

Mobile: +64 27 679 5915
Email sarah@xtravel.co.nz

There are so many reasons in life as to why you should travel, getting out into the world can change your life in the greatest, most unexpected ways!  We only get one life and we should travel the world while we still have the chance. You can watch shows about places to see and read about things to do but there is nothing like experiencing it all for yourself!

Hi I’m Sarah van der Voort, I have been in the travel industry for over 7 years and have extensive travel and travel consulting experience. I love putting together the perfect itineraries for my clients and I especially love helping people tick off their bucket list experiences. I pride myself on building strong relationships with my clients and I truly care about delivering the travel experiences of a lifetime.

I am based in Dunedin and have the flexibility to arrange your holiday at the most convenient time or place that suits you.
Being a broker allows me to spend time with my clients and learn your ‘non-negotiables’, making sure that I am offering you the right products to suit your travel needs. I love booking all types of holidays from honeymoons and family trips to adventure and solo trips, the most important thing is making sure that you are looked after right from the first point of contact.

So no matter where you’re next holiday is taking you, contact me and let’s discover the world together!

Countries I have travelled to:
Australia, Bahamas, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, USA

Laura Todd
Travel Expert

Email : laura@xtravel.co.nz

Countries I have travelled to:
Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cook Islands, Croatia, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, United States, Vatican City, Wales

Billy Ballantine

Travel Expert

Phone.+64 21 342 048
Email : billy@xtravel.co.nz

Based in Invercargill, I have been in the travel industry for over 25 years. My love of travel started while working on cruise ships worldwide. I have been lucky enough to experience many places around the world from back packing solo around Southeast Asia, taking the kids out of their comfort zone in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, to relaxing on a luxury river cruise in Europe. My expertise are based on personal experience, progressive upskilling and moving with trends. My philosophy is to create the perfect getaway for my clients, valuing their time and making sure all boxes are ticked by pre-arranging every detail. Balancing cost with convenience and suitability, I take pride in doing all the hard work before you even get to the airport. I consider myself as an expert when it comes to cruising and coach touring. I have been awarded multiple times as a top agent by our worldwide partners and highly awarded pre Covid by TAANZ (Travel Agents Association of New Zealand) as the Top Travel Agent for all brands in New Zealand.

Best place I have visited:  Northern Italy in the middle of summer.

When I am not working:  coaching or playing football

My bucket list trip:  to see Maroon 5 live in New York.

Countries I have Travelled to:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bali, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cook Islands, Dubai, England, Estonia, Fiji, France, Greece, Greenland, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Loas, Mexico, Morrocco, New Caledonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tahiti, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S.A, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wales

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