Contact Karen Smith

About Karen Smith

Hello, my name is Karen, and I work and live in beautiful Central Hawkes Bay. My job is my passion, and with over 30 years in the industry, I have travelled extensively. My experiences and the people that I’ve met in other countries have always inspired me, and this, along with my enthusiasm, knowledge, and expert advice, is what I love to share with my clients.

I’ve escorted many small groups, and specialized for many years in soft adventure travel destinations such as Africa, South & Central America, Canada & Alaska, India, China, the Middle East and Europe. There is nothing I enjoy more, than putting together itineraries to these amazing, but fast changing destinations.

Over the years I have also expanded my repertoire to the world of cruising, and am one of the few travel agents in New Zealand to have attained the most recognized qualification of “Cruise Master” with the Cruise Lines International Association. I have cruised on dozens of ships, both big and small in the Caribbean, Greek Islands, Alaska, Asia, Bahamas, Mexican Riviera, South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. Expedition style through to ultra-luxury, there is literally, something for everyone, and I am happy to help find the perfect style of ship and itinerary to suit you.

Just some of the places I’ve been …. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Canada, Alaska, USA, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, India, Nepal, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa and New Caledonia … and still more to come!

As an approved Broker for Travel Managers Group, who are bonded with IATA, you will not only receive professional, experienced advice when you book with me, but also be safe in the knowledge that you have 24/7 support from me when you are away from home.