With over 30 years experience in the travel industry, Owen Wood is an expert in travel.
I moved with my family moved to Queenstown in 1997 as the inaugural manager of Queenstown’s Air New Zealand’s Holiday Store and have now been an Air New Zealand travel broker for the past four year’s.
It's great to have the backing of the country’s leading airline but I work with all the airline’s , not just Air New Zealand.
I offer personalized services, outside the normally 9 - 5, Monday to Friday perimeters. It's great for me and my clients that I can work on your travel needs at time that suits you. The beauty is your dealing with me every time.
My goal is always to work for my clients to get them the best deal or holiday they can get.
With 5 children and ourselves we have done a lot of air travel both local and international. We have been fortunate to begin our dealings with Owen in the Queenstown Air NZ Holidays Store and this has continued when Owen became an Air NZ Holidays Travel Broker, even our children overseas still rely on Owen to conduct their travel bookings! Your knowledge, attention to detail and ability to handle our changing travel requirements and specific needs are always dealt with immediately and we appreciate the outstanding service provide.
Don and Jan Spary
I've spent the majority of my career travelling the world so I think I'm well equipped to judge the value of a good travel consultant. Having Owen Wood deal with my travel arrangements for the past decade has been a revelation. One shouldn't underestimate how important an intimate knowledge of all matters travel can be in achieving the best outcome. From both my business and personal travel Owen has delivered tremendous value.
Greg Turner Golf Ltd
I use the website for a basic domestic flight but I always go to Owen Wood for anything international and he is brilliant. Brilliant to have someone suss out the cheaper flight options, the best connections, hotels , insurance, meal preferences, upgrades, group flights and even better to have someone I can call when plans get turned around at the last minute, when flights are cancelled, when the boss wants you to zip from Chicago to Philly at the last moment. Poor Owen - I have even called and asked him to let the airport know I have left my wallet at home but would still be catching my flight. Worth every penny.
Director NZ Programs
Having done a limited amount of travel, my wife and I (mid fifties) decided to take 7 weeks out of our busy work schedules and see Europe. Owen Wood was recommended to us by a relative who had just returned from an Owen Wood-planned trip to places that we were keen to visit as well. These people were very fulsome in their praise of the Owen’s professional abilities, organisational expertise and general assistance in making their trip a very enjoyable and memorable one.
So - we contacted Owen who visited us personally at our home which really impressed us. His calm, easy and assuring manner immediately gave us confidence and he was superb in planning an itinerary with us that was a real blend of our wants and wishes and Owen’s considerable travel knowledge and experience.
The bottom line is that we returned from a seven week exploration of Britain and Europe including a cruise around the Mediterranean feeling that we had had a trip of a lifetime. There were no hassles, issues or disappointments whatsoever and we put this down in the main to Owen’s outstanding contribution. Sensible amounts of time staying in carefully thought out accommodation (all about convenience and comfort) were major factors in ensuring we achieved all the goals we set out to.
There is no doubt - we will be utilising Owen Wood for all our future travel plans as he provides a very personable, thoroughly professional and valuable service that we know will ensure a wonderful travel experience.
All the best
Austin Bragg AREINZ
Property and Membership Sales
Millbrook Realty Ltd MREINZ
Licensed Agent REAA 2008
It is hard to put into one letter, the amount of travel service Owen Wood has provided my partner and myself. His help and guidance has covered the spectrum from pre travel, “on the road” travel, and post travel. When I give Owen a destination and time frame, what I receive in return, and almost always within 24 hours, is a tidy itinerary with multiple choices of travel times and places to stay and very favorable pricing whether in travel expenses or lodging. With over 10 years of planning for the two of us, Owen pretty well knows our likes, dislikes and preferences in travel. Therefore, he is always spot on with his suggestions.
When the occasional “hiccup” happens due to flight delays or missed connections, he has been there to weather the storm and make things right...not always easy to do when your clients are on the other side of the world.
Owen is the kind of travel professional that always says the answer is yes and then lets me ask the question. No, or it can’t be done, are not in his vocabulary.
Are we pleased... of course. Would we use someone else... why?
Thank you Owen for the many years of terrific service, and to many more!
Bill Bailey and Michael Harris