Largest Independent Travel Company

Creating unforgettable travel experiences.

Our Story

From small beginnings to billion-dollar turnover

Since first opening in New Zealand in 1986, and our arrival in Australia in 2007, House of Travel has grown into the largest independent travel company in Australasia with over $1.8b in turnover for 2018 calendar year.

Founder and Chair, Chris Paulson’s vision of providing personal, inspired and accessible travel for all customers is today delivered by over 1,800 highly experienced travel consultants and specialist head office staff across Australia and New Zealand.

House of Travel in New Zealand operates 75 retail stores as well as providing online booking options. It also owns Orbit World Travel, now the largest corporate travel company in New Zealand.

In Australia, House of Travel is the parent company for Hoot Holidays, an innovative travel wholesaler that connects travellers with a call centre full of experienced and knowledgeable holiday consultants. The Hoot Holidays team creates exclusive and value-packed holiday packages for destinations in Asian and the South Pacific.

TravelManagers Australia is the premium travel network in the House of Travel family within Australia. A national network of over 550 home-based and mobile personal travel managers who create bespoke experiences for customers.