Who am I
Planning your travel should be an enjoyable process, I look forward to helping you realise your travelling dreams. Whether you are a family travelling for a much deserved holiday, a couple travelling on the OE of their dreams or a corporate business traveller needing assistance with a challenging itinerary. I offer a fully comprehensive travel service, which starts at the planning process of your trip and ends when I welcome you home.
My specialty is working with the difficult trips that other travel companies and consultants find too complicated. With my positive can do attitude, more than 23 years travel experience with a list of countries that I have visited enough to make you green with envy.
I care about your travel needs, and will make the difference between you having an OK holiday and a fantastic one. Don’t book online when you can book with me for a small fee and have your every need taken care of. Whether you are wanting just flights and insurance, or a adventure tour, or an around the world cruise I have the deal and ideas for you.
My range of product and airfares is extensive as I am aligned with Travel Connections NZ Ltd, who have a great range of wholesalers and airfare consolidators that we can use giving us loads of flexibility.
If you expect fast, efficient service with a smile you need look no further :)
Don’t just take my word for it, read HERE what some of our happy and satisfied clients have to say.
Sue Ketel Travel Broker
My background is very varied, when I first moved to Nelson over 30 years ago, I worked for the local sharebrokers for 6 years (Jarden Morgan/Credit Suise First Boston then Neale Gargiulo Sharebroker), as a Personal Assistant.
I left this job to go on my OE and worked in the UK for 6 months for the Union Bank of Switzerland looking after the travel for 10 of their top executives. While staying in the UK I made the most of my time making many trips into Europe and around the United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
On my return I went to work for Flight Centre in Nelson for 3 years, however I soon learned that I could not give my clients the level of service I felt they deserved. So I set up working as a self employed Travel Broker.
Back in those days (makes me sound old), being a Travel Broker was an unknown entity, it was unheard of… But for the last 20 years I have owned and operated my own business in this ever changing environment with many challenging times.
I live in Wakefield with my husband Rob, daughter Mya 13 years and son Ruben 11 years, and a very large menagerie of animals to boot! We live in the most idyllic valley, with views of the mountains (did I mention lots of grass), and we have 10 acres living as self-sufficiently as possible.
Check out the view from my office:
Many of my clients have been with me for 23 years. And over this time I have enjoyed the amazing friendships that have developed. I love my job and thrive on being able to say YES more often, I have an attitude that does not give up easily. Over the course of my Travel career I have travelled to many many countries (too many to write them all here) and experienced all facets of travel, from travelling on a shoe-string to staying in 5 star resorts or travelling on a tour. Creating itineraries for my clients is a passion; I love to be able to suggest things that you may not have thought of or never dreamed of!
Feel free to give me a call, about booking your next trip with me. Appointments can be made to see me in either at my office in Wakefield, or I am more than happy to meet you at your house or at another suitable location. Contact me for the best decision you will ever make.