Jemma has been travelling ever since she was a child. She has over twenty years’ experience in the travel industry having been both office and operationally based, and has also guided clients in many parts of the world. She circumnavigated Australia with her family in a caravan when she was young, re-did most of that in her late teens as a backpacker, travelled parts of Europe, settled enough to study Fine Arts at a Sydney Art School, then bought a one way ticket to America. From New York to New Orleans, she then hopped a plane for Mexico. It was after traveling through Mexico, Central America and Cuba, she fell in love with this area of the world and entered the Travel Industry as a Guide. She then moved to England where she worked for two specialist tour operators over many years. Whilst there, whenever a spare moment presented itself, she packed her bags and explored a new corner of the world: Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa, South America, the Galapagos Islands, East & Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Jemma loves encouraging experiential travel and is passionate about cultural exploration.
She most recently Escorted the 2013 Persian Delights: A Journey in Iran tour. For the last couple of years Jemma has been working with the House of Travel team as an Adventure Specialist and is now thrilled to be re-launching Keystone Journeys.
Jemma will be Escorting the Serendip Ceylon: Sri Lanka for Women tour in May, 2015
Tanya is the Owner / Operator of House of Travel Papamoa, and has worked extensively in the travel industry in New Zealand and overseas for 20 years. “I love the excitement and challenges that arise in bringing our customers travel dreams alive.’ Each year Tanya and her team at HOT are rewarded for their expertise and outstanding service, by their customers referring friends and family to them. Tanya was given the great accolade of being chosen as a Cover Girl for Venus Magazine’s inaugural print issue. Venus Magazine showcases and celebrates amazing New Zealand women in business and Tanya was chosen for her ‘verve, spunk, confidence and drive’ and her ‘gritty determination and exceptionally high commitment to excellence’. This is a nod to her success and impressive business growth over the last 10 years.
Tanya has finally fulfilled a ten year dream of taking her family on an extended holiday to Asia, Europe and America, where she shared her love of gastronomy with her two young daughters.