Our Team

It is with a great deal of pride that Brooker Travel has maintained not only a settled staff, but also a team committed to furthering both their training and experience.

This loyalty to the company and dedication to their chosen careers is reflected in our commitment to you, our client.

We have offices in DunedinWellington Kilbirnie and Queenstown and Auckland CBD

Dunedin

Andrew Carmody

Andrew Carmody

Partner

Direct Dial (03) 474 6121
Email andrew@brooker.co.nz

Andrew brings with him a wide personal travel experience of Europe, USA, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands having personally visited nearly 40 different countries across the planet. With 27 years in travel agency management and over 35 years of travel consulting experience he is committed to delivering client satisfaction.

Almost as good as travelling myself is helping to plan someone's dream holiday, sharing the hard earned travel tips, suggesting different experiences and helping make a a travel experience unforgetable !

If you are after the ultimate travel organisation and assistance that only comes with the experience of years in travel then I would love to help you plan your next adventure. Just some of my favourite travel experiences I can share with you are :-

• Travelling from Istanbul through Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany and onto the UK by train - following
   much of the old original Orient Express route

• Private game park in South Africa getting up close and personal in the ultimate wildlife experience
• Cruising the Amazon, partying in Rio de Janeiro one of the world’s most stunning city’s and the ultimate stay
   at the Hotel das Cataracts at the foot of Iguazu Falls

• Walking the Cinque Terre or Barging the canals of England
• Attending international events like the Olympics and Rugby World cup

When you book with helloworld – your holiday starts the moment you walk through our door !

Karen Carmody

Karen Carmody

Partner / Financial Controller

Email karen@brooker.co.nz

With over 15 years experience in travel industry accounting, Karen brings the organisational skills to the office and her main duties lie in the area of credit control and account production and wages.

Bronwyn Bowler

Bronwyn Bowler

Financial Administrator

Direct Dial  (03) 474 6131
Email bronwyn@brooker.co.nz

When I was in primary school, I wrote an essay titled …’I want to be a Travel Agent’. After some years in the retail and hospitality industries, I did just that!.I joined the travel Industry in 1990, growing from Office Receptionist to being a Senior Consultant by 1993. I remained in this position for a further 10 years during which time I travelled quite extensively with my highlights being visits to South Africa, South America, Canada, the United Kingdom and some European countries. In 2003 I chose a change of role – joining in the Brooker Travel Accounts team. Although my travel adventures have quietened over the past years, I still relish the chance to get on board and aircraft and enjoy new places and experiences.

Drew Carmody

Drew Carmody

Office Manager Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6133
Email drew@brooker.co.nz

Having grown up in the family business, Drew continued the family tradition starting his travel career in 2002. Since then he gained over 10 years of travel industry experience while working his way up from a Domestic Travel Consultant, progressing to an experienced Senior International Travel Consultant at our Head Office in Dunedin. During this time Drew has developed relationships with key suppliers while ensuring we met our client’s expectations alongside friendly helpful service. In 2009 Drew headed to Arrowtown to open and manage a new office catering for Central Otago travellers.  Working there through until 2015, interrupted only by a year living in Europe, the office continued to grow until recently relocating to the new Five Mile development in Frankton, Queenstown. 

Drew even had a guest spot on the Amazing Race Asia booking flights for Jess and Lani as they passed through Arrowtown which was an interesting experience. “I was able to get them on such a great onward flight, the production company were caught off guard and had to scramble to get camera crews organized to meet them on their earlier than expected on arrival.” 

His list of countries to see and visit keeps on growing with numerous clients returning to tell him all about their fantastic adventures.   “The varied clients make it so interesting, I enjoy seeing their excitement and being able to help them discover new destinations”. 

Now based again in Dunedin, Drew is helping both Leisure and Corporate travellers get the best deals to travel all over the world.   His places visited include Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Fiji, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, the Nappa Valley, New York, Paris, the South of France, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, many parts of Germany and most recently travelling north from Rome, visiting Florence, experiencing a once in a lifetime New Years Eve in Venice, Milan and finishing up in Zurich.  Favorite sites would include Neuschwanstein Castle, Heidelberg Castle and the Dusseldorf & Dresden Alstadt’s. 

Sarah Braun

Sarah Braun

Business Development Manager

Direct Dial 029 981 6626
Email sarah@brooker.co.nz

Sarah joined Brooker Travel in September 2016 in the role of Business Development and customer liaison. With 20 years' experience across a variety of sales related industries in Dunedin, Christchurch & Wellington including her own business, Sarah brings a tremendous people skills to the business. she takes pride in all of her work and has a real focus on complete customer satisfaction.

Stephanie Hassall

Stephanie Hassall

Senior Travel Consultant Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6129
Email steph@brooker.co.nz

As well as clocking up over 22 years in the NZ travel industry, I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to cruise around the world, literally, while working on cruise ships. There are so many fascinating places and sights to see, amazing cultures and activities to experience, and absorbing history to immerse yourself in.  My highlights have been Egypt, Turkey and Mexico.

Working with corporate travellers, it is the challenge of meeting clients travel requirements, within the parameters given, and getting the best value out of travel budgets, that makes each day interesting and unique. 

Grant Bokser

Grant Bokser

Senior Travel Consultant Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6123
Email grant@brooker.co.nz

Grant has 23 years’ experience in the travel industry ranging across airline, wholesale, retail, and group travel, with the last 12 years specialising in corporate travel in New Zealand and the UK.

Grant brings his knowledge, skills and experience of organising international and domestic bookings to our corporate clients, combining his knowledge of Europe and the USA along with his extensive airfare expertise.

Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore

Travel Consultant Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6135
Email nicole@brooker.co.nz

Nicole has been working with the team for over 10 years now. She loves planning and advising both new and existing clients on all their upcoming travel ideas. Whether it be a winter getaway with the kids, a 6-month lone OE, a romantic honeymoon or business travel she is here to help. She has traveled throughout Australia, the South Pacific Dubai and Vietnam, where she traveled extensively in 2012. She values spending as much time as she can with her family, and her wish is to share her love of travel with her children as the grow.

Emily Mathieson

Emily Mathieson

Travel Consultant Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6126
Email emily@brooker.co.nz

Emily has been working with the team at helloworld for 18 months, after studying Travel & Tourism at Otago Polytechnic, She is currently undertaking the role of Domestic and Shorthaul, she also specialises in leisure and group tours and Cruises. Her recent travel experiences includes Tahiti, Gold Coast Los Angeles, Bali, Chicago,  San Francisco and  Thailand, but in earlier years Japan and Italy,
Emily also just won Rookie of the year for 2018.
Travel has always been a passion for  Emily and she loves the opportunity to work with her clients to ensure they have an amazing, stress free holiday.

Meghan McCorkindale

Meghan McCorkindale

Travel Consultant Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474-6128
Email meghan@brooker.co.nz

Meghan is only just beginning her career in the travel industry; however the range of destinations she has experienced allows her to provide and array of knowledge of amazing destinations around the world. She has travelled to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Gold Coast Sydney, and next on her bucket list she would love to visit Rome.

Meghan is dedicated to developing her knowledge to ensure that booking with helloworld is a stress-free process resulting in the amazing getaway that you have been dreaming of .

Nina Jeute

Nina Jeute

Office Administrator

Direct Dial (03) 477 3383
Email nina@brooker.co.nz

Nina began with Helloworld in January 2016 as an Office Administrator.  Originally from Duessldorf she began her career working in 5* hotels in numerous roles ranging from front of house and customer service to reservations, accounts and event management.  While having not previously worked in a Travel Agency her experience in the hotel industry made her a great candidate to take on a variety of duties. Currently her main roles include corporate reporting, assisting the accounts department and reception - while not involved directly as a Travel Consultant her extensive travel through Europe offers the bonus of being able to assist our clientele with a first hand perspective of destinations our Travel Consultants have not yet visited.

Vicki Hyslop

Vicki Hyslop

Travel Broker Dunedin

Direct Dial (03) 474 6130
Email vicki@brooker.co.nz

Wellington

Carla Schollum

Carla Schollum

Office Manager Wellington

Direct Dial (04) 495 2209
Email carla@brooker.co.nz

There are so many options when it comes to travel and with 20 year’s experience under my belt I am here to work through these with you.  Client feedback is that I think outside the square, I am efficient, friendly, have an eye for detail so will ensure you receive accurate travel arrangements.  

When a client returns and tells me how much they loved their holiday it is truly satisfying and my enthusiasm for this job is still strong.  I have travelled to many places around the world and also cruised 5 times including Alaska, The Mediterranean and Bahamas!

Favourite travel memory is walking the Cinque Terre with my mum and I have never felt like I deserved a glass of wine more after that! Its these life experiences and memories travel gives you - I believe life is too short and everyone should get out there and see as much of the world as possible. I will do everything I can to ensure your holiday is hassle free as I truly want your holiday to be perfect!  

Briar Edwards

Briar Edwards

Travel Consultant Wellington

Direct Dial (04) 495 2204
Email briar@brooker.co.nz

I love the thrill people get when planning and booking their holiday and my goal is to ensure you have the perfect holiday from start to finish. I am professional, efficient and enjoy learning about new destinations. I am knowledgeable in Australia, Asia, South Pacific – especially Rarotonga and Fiji and have also experienced cruising.  I look after both corporate and leisure travel so a one stop shop!  I enjoy researching your holidays to ensure you get exactly what you want and suggest things you may not have thought of. A highlight of my job is when clients return from holiday and share stories and photos of their experiences, which is rewarding when I know I have helped make that holiday a reality 

Harry Bright

Harry Bright

Travel Consultant Wellington

Direct Dial (04) 471 0980
Email harry@brooker.co.nz

Harry has recently completed his Level 3 and 4 qualifications at New Zealand School of Tourism  in Wellington. He has had plenty of travel experience mainly around Europe and the USA, having travelled around Europe by train and car He finds himself very much at home there. He also has a background of working at a Skydiving firm in Taupo for 2 years as part of the ground staff, I love interacting with people from different cultures around the world and learning as much as I can about our world so that I can give the best information possible to you.

 

Prashila Ramritu

Prashila Ramritu

Senior Travel Consultant Kilbirnie

Direct Dial (04) 495 2207
Email prashila@brooker.co.nz

I have been selling all things travel for close to 18 years and know plenty of the tricks of the trade.  I have travelled extensively worldwide both on and off the beaten track.  With some of my highlights being ... Nepal, South India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Bhutan.

I also specialise in school group travel and have a strong knowledge on South East Asia.  

Although I love travelling around the world so I can share my first hand experiences, what keeps me in this game is the relationships and friendships formed over the years with my clients. They are what makes my day and I love hearing about their trips when they return . 

Queenstown

Janey Bytheway

Janey Bytheway

Office Manager 5Mile

Direct Dial (03) 746 -7149
Email janey@brooker.co.nz

Janey has joined helloworld Travel as a senior travel professional after already 10 years in the industry. Originally from Manchester, England she travelled across the globe before settling in Queenstown in 2010 where she now calls home.

She has visited 40 countries and counting; from backpacking across Europe and Asia to 5 star island breaks and everything in between! She has the insider knowledge to help your next holiday become an experience to remember!

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

Travel Consultant 5 Mile

Direct Dial (03) 442 1491
Email jessica@brooker.co.nz

Jess is only just beginning her career in the travel industry; however the range of destinations she has experienced allows her to provide and array of knowledge of amazing destinations around the world. She has traveled to Rarotonga, Fiji, Canada, USA, Australia, Thailand and Singapore, and is on the way to her goal of completing all 7 continents before she is 25.

Jess is dedicated to up-skilling her knowledge, so she can pass this expertise on to you, and strives to ensure that the experience of planning your dream holiday at helloworld  is exciting and stress-free, with the end result being a holiday perfect from start to finish.

Auckland

Jenny Gallagher

Jenny Gallagher

Office Manager Auckland CBD

Direct Dial (09) 930-9711
Email jenny@brooker.co.nz

My passion for travel and the industry was ignited while living in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. During my time in the Middle East I was fortunate to be able to visit over 23 countries! I have seen so many incredible and fascinating destinations it's impossible to pick one as my favourite. I love helping people fulfil their dreams of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures using my extensive travel experience and knowledge of the industry.

My travel expertise includes Cruising, Escorted Journeys, Custom Tours, Luxury Travel, Destinations Weddings, Honeymoons and having 3 children of my own Family Travel.

I am thrilled to be part of the helloworld Auckland CBD team where I can help you not only to book a quick getaway, but also create extraordinary and memorable travel experiences for you and your loved ones.

Audrey van Kan

Audrey van Kan

Travel Consultant

Direct Dial (09) 930-9712
Email audrey@brooker.co.nz

Travel has always been a passion of mine, which gave me an amazing opportunity to be a part of the helloworld family. Although I am new to the travel industry, I will help give your a unique travel experience.

I studied at the International Travel College where I gained knowledge about the travel industry. I went to ITC knowing what I wanted and that is to send people on amazing holidays.

I lived in America for 3 months where I was lucky enough to visit Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Boston. I've also been to Australia, Fiji and Rarotonga. I have caught the travel bug and want to explore more of the world! Travelling is an eye-opening experience, I would love to help you see the world. I will make your dreams a reality!