House of Travel is a well-known, established New Zealand travel brand – they’ve been around for more than 30 years – and the team at House of Travel (HOT) Ponsonby are your local travel specialists. They are locally owned and operated by Hemal Jani, and his award-winning team of are well-travelled, enthusiastic and friendly.
Hemal and his team consider the holiday planning process to be a collaborative one, so bring them your research and they will work their magic: in most cases, they can book the exact same hotel or tour you’ve seen advertised online, along with all the finer details to ensure that you get exactly the holiday experience you want. And you’ll have 24/7 assistance from start to finish, so if anything goes wrong while you’re away – or if you simply have a change of plans – you only need to call or email them and they will get it sorted.

Because everyone at HOT Ponsonby is passionate about travel, they’ve always got their ears to the ground for the latest global trends in travel. Global travel influences reflected by New Zealand travellers include, a growing demand for ethical and cultural travel, giving back to the community and ‘travellers not tourists’ with travellers looking for meaningful experiences that offer inspiration, intelligent insights and self-improvement. Here’s a taste of what’s hot right now.

Cultural holidays
The most memorable travel experiences often spring from the people you meet along the way – whether it’s the family-run winery in Portugal or the homemade dumpling dinner you share with a Beijing family. Weaving these moments into itineraries offer a more authentic, intimate experience of a destination.

Voluntourism
Giving a little of yourself to a destination often enhances what you take away from it, which is why holidays that incorporate an element of volunteering are becoming increasing popular. From assisting a Nepalese community with their post-earthquake rebuild to supporting a Fijian school, you can be putting your treasured holiday time to good use, giving back to the communities you’re visiting.

Cruise holidays
Growth in the cruising sector has been massive of late. From a small-ship, wildlife-spotting cruise along Botswana’s Chobe River to island-hopping along the Croatian coastline, more Kiwis than ever are stepping aboard and sampling the world’s most incredible destinations by water.

The team at HOT Ponsonby understand that their customers want meaningful travel experiences that offer inspiration and insight – talk to them today about working together to create your next holiday.

House of Travel Ponsonby
Three Lamps
340 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Phone: 09-360-5760
Fax: 09-360-5769
Email: ponsonby@hot.co.nz