We are mobile, full service travel brokers, specialising in personalised travel recommendations and solutions. Each member of the team has tens of thousands of hours’ experience planning and implementing the best holidays.


Why work with Spirit of Travel


We spend our days, weeks, months and years learning about the world and bring that knowledge to the table when planning your holiday.


Learning your preferences and requirements, and having your input are essential elements to designing your perfect holiday.


Our industry relationships give us insider knowledge and access for our clients to some of the best possible sights and experiences around the world.


TAANZ Bonded and committed to the most positive outcome for our clients at all time, you can rest assured we’re always in your corner; before, during and after your holiday.


Spirit of Travel is about crafting authentic journeys you will remember for the rest of your life. We take your bucket list dreams and turning them into bucket list realities.

We serve travel clients across New Zealand and worldwide with outstanding service, personal experience, knowledge, and a belief in the transformative power of travel.

Are you a travel-lover, wanting an experienced partner to craft a bespoke travel itinerary where you can discover, explore and connect with people, culture and history?

If so let’s work together to design a personalised and enriched travel experience for you.

What do you want from your next travel adventure?

The Spirit of Travel Team

Christine Gilliver

Christine Gilliver

Personal Travel Manager

Travel is not just my job; it’s my passion! I love everything about travelling, therefore; a career helping other people to see the world is one I look forward to every day. As a result I get to help clients see the world through different eyes, people, culture, and languages of each unique destinations. Moreover, I have travelled widely and love to share my knowledge to help others create their best holiday experience.

While I have worked in the travel industry for many years; for airlines, tour companies, and several travel agencies,  I’m always working hard to stay on top of the latest trends and changes to best advise my clients…” (Continued in Bio – follow link below!)

Ron Montgomery

Ron Montgomery


“My passion for all things foreign stemmed from an early age pouring over the much-loved pages of the home Atlas. National Geographic magazines were piled in stacks around my room and my father’s obsession with European history (especially Scandinavian) was infectious. As soon as I turned 18 I was out the door, out of the country and off to.” (Continued in Bio – follow link below!)

"Ron has an uncanny way of recommending little side trips, which have always been enjoyable"

– 5 time repeat client Lyn Scanlan from Christchurch

You are unique, and your travel advice needs to be too

Fully escorted journeys

Bespoke itineraries

Villa stays

Ocean and expedition cruising

small to large group Coach touring

Rail itineraries

River Cruising worldwide

SElf drive - car and motorhome


"He was a delight to work with: enthusiastic, curious, efficient, knowledgeable, reliable and warmly responsive, leveled by a sense of humour."

– Dr Ronnie Davis from Christchurch

What our clients have to say

Since 2015, Ron Montgomery, has been my travel planner on 5 holidays and cruises. He has always been professional, friendly and eager to please. Ron has an uncanny way of recommending little side trips, which have always been enjoyable.

Lyn Scanlan

Ron spoke at my networking group a few weeks ago and I was immediately impressed by his passion for what he does. At the time I was planning my trip to Europe and decided to ask Ron to help me and I am so glad I did! There were some obstacles to overcome and Ron navigated those like a pro. With Ron’s help, I was able to get a really good deal and I am very grateful for his expertise. I highly recommend using Ron to help you plan your next trip and be ready for an amazing customer experience!

Ellen van Ballegooji

My first time using Ron’s expertise was for a 7 week trip in Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland and Russia last year. He was a delight to work with: enthusiastic, curious, efficient, knowledgeable, reliable and warmly responsive, leveled by a sense of humour.  What Ron didn’t already know he quickly uncovered, suggesting possibilities we hadn’t thought of and helping us weigh up and broker options to ensure we made the most of our time and resources. I’ll naturally be trusting him for all my trips from here on!

Ronnie Davis

I would like to recommend Ron Montgomery as a travel advocate. I am now on my third trip which Ron has helped organise and I have passed on his name to friends who have also become his clients. My first trip included a small ship cruise in Croatia, organised by Ron, which was excellent. He has been very skilled at finding good airfares, often on routes I would not have travelled if trying to book by myself on the Internet. Last year, Ron oversaw my trip to Russia (a waterway cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow), Scandinavia, northern Scotland and a bus tour of Iceland. This year I am working with him to organise a small group tour in India.

At all times, Ron is helpful and professional. His cheerful, friendly manner makes him easy to work with, and I feel valued as an individual, and listened to as he finds suggested tours, destinations and deals to meet my personal wishes.

Dr Jeni Curtis

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