Some of the things a travel agent can do, you can do by yourself on the internet...and yet, there's no substitute for the expertise a travel agent can bring to your business travel, your holiday planning, and no replacement for the safety net they can provide.
It's also convenient to use a travel agent: someone else works out those tricky connections, actually gets you the best priced airfares (because we see all options), finds you a hotel, gets everything booked.
That's worth paying for."
Our team at Christmas 2020
Holland Clarke & Beatson team left-right: Steve Smyth (marketing), D'Arne Haines (groups), Charlotte Zijlstra (corporate), Warwick Beatson, Sarah Clarke, Jacquie Holland, Jo O'Neill (Fairlie), Wendy Beatson (office manager)
Jacquie Holland Director
Phone: +64 3 963 7000
Jacquie has worked alongside Warwick since she was 17 years old - in 2017 hit 30 years with Warwick.
During this time she has built up an extremely large and loyal client base, looking after business travel for some of New Zealand’s largest companies, and holidays for all who know her.
Sarah Clarke Director
Phone: +64 3 963 7000
Sarah has worked with Jacquie and Warwick since 2000 in all areas of the business and has a large and loyal client base looking after clients from all over New Zealand.
Having a passion for travel herself, she really understands the needs of her clients and will go to every length to ensure their travel is seamless from planning to returning home.
Warwick Beatson Director/Chairman
Warwick has been in the travel industry for more than 40 years, and owned his company for more than 30 years. He has worked in agency employment, airline management and is a member of the NZITT.
He is a fantastic mentor with a wealth of knowledge and experience and still has a hands -on approach to marketing and strategic planning.
Wendy Beatson Office Manager
Wendy is Warwick's sister in law. She worked in the BNZ for 12 years before having her two children. She then went on to work part time at the Airport changing money for the International flights in the evenings.
Wendy has been with us since 1999 having started working for Warwick Beatson Travel in a part time capacity as the Administration Manager which eventually evolved into a full time position as the company grew. She then worked alongside two other Administration Managers in Wellington and Auckland to produce the International Accounts for Williment Travel Group.
Wendy is now the Administration Manager/Receptionist for Holland Clarke & Beatson.
Charlotte Zijlstra Corporate Travel Agent
Phone: +64 3 963 7005
Charlotte looks after many of the wonderful businesses from Cape Reinga to Bluff who arrange their domestic, short-haul and long-haul business travel with us.
Charlotte's knowledge is vast having travelled on many educational trips and holidays since being with us at Holland Clarke & Beatson.
D'Arne Haines Group Travel Agent
Phone: 03 963 7000
D’Arne has been around since the good old days – starting her employment as a fresh-faced youngster back in 1994. Representing all areas and working her way around the office from Reception to Domestic, then to Shorthaul and on to Corporate travel. After a break from family commitments in 2010 she has been back at HCB working in Groups and Special Events since 2016. Working with a great team helping assist all aspects and destinations in Group Travel is something she really enjoys being part of.
Jo O’Neill South Canterbury Travel Agent
Jo has nearly 20 years in the travel industry including 5 years experience in Wholesale visiting Australia and the Pacific Islands, 2 years working at resorts on the Gold Coast and 4 years selling the world in Leisure travel with Warwick Beatson Travel.
She then had two wonderful children Molli & Kaleb and moved in 2004 with Husband Chris, to Fairlie where they created a small lifestyle farm with 1300 free range laying hens …. and still enjoying looking after people’s ‘Dream Holidays’.
If you are in the South Canterbury or remote areas and can not get to a travel agent email Jo and she will create it together with you. No matter how small or big, anytime day or night.