Our Why | Kay Humphries Travel
We are your Waikato, New Zealand, based travel broker professionals. We specialise in organising and co-ordinating your personalised travel to ensure you always have an awesome time. We're here to help, whether you are a business traveler or about to experience a long awaited dream holiday.
We can offer you the best advice - from the best times to travel, to your needs on arrival. We can organise it all for you so all you need to do is have the time of your life on your holiday.
Exceptional service at no extra cost to you!
I have been selling travel for over 26 years – travel is my passion and I loves designing holidays for our clients and helping to make their dreams a reality. Everyone has different needs when traveling, I have the complete faith that our team has the experience and knowledge to ensure your experience is all that you want it to be and more.
In the last 18 months I have been lucky enough to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies, drive a Mustang from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas and on to San Francisco, spent a week exploring Vietnam, took the family to Singapore and Bali, enjoyed a special “top ten awards” trip to Fiji and then had an amazing time in Japan – so many awesome experiences!! I love my job!!
I am really proud of my achievements over the last 12 months – top ten broker for The Travel Brokers and recently named as a finalist for New Zealand Travel Broker of the Year.
Want to find out why people keep coming back to me year after year to look after their travel needs? Get in touch now.
I have been in the industry for almost 8 years after my youngest went off to school. I am originally from Canada and have always enjoyed travel on a personal level and now enjoy making our clients dreams come true. I have travelled to Mexico, Barbados, USA ( been to most of it), Canada (most of it), Fiji, Rarotonga, Tahiti, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and did a Contiki Tour of Europe (where I met my husband and ended up in NZ)! After spending years on our dairy farm helping my husband I decided it was time to do something else without having to be too far from home.
Although I am still a busy mum of 3 and still help on the farm when required I have so much passion about travel and love helping our clients plan their travels whether it being just a small jaunt across the ditch or an amazing 6-week tour of Europe. Being able to see our clients photos and hear about their wonderful experiences upon their return is so rewarding.
I am so glad to be back in the industry after taking some time off to start a family. The world is a wonderful place and I love exploring it, through my own travels and through my clients. I have traveled to Fiji (Denarau, Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour, Mamanucas and Yasawas), Samoa, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada (lived in Vancouver), USA including Hawaii, Greece, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, England. I have also cruised Tropical North Queensland and driven a campervan around the beautiful South Island!
I'm passionate about people experiencing different cultures; tasting their food, learning their history; walking their streets; swimming in their oceans! I know how hard people work to be able to have these experiences so I strive to make the planning process as simple and exciting as possible and the holiday extraordinary.
I have worked both in the travel and tourism industries for over 14 years and love the excitement and happiness people get from travelling. My travels have taken me to 25 countries over 4 continents, from floating around the historic city of Kampong Ayer; to riding a camel around the pyramids of Gisa; training Muay Thai in Bangkok; watching the horses leave the stables of Churchill Downs on Derby Day; strolling around the romantic Gardens of Ninfa; or just simply relaxing on the beach watching the whales in Rarotonga. The world is an amazing and diverse place, with so many incredible sights and cultures to see and experience.
I am lucky to have visited some amazing places over the years, and I would love to be able to share my knowledge with others. I am thoroughly enjoying being part of the Kay Humphries team and look forward to helping people achieve their travel dreams.
Even though I haven't traveled very far I'm very eager to help out! What I lack in travel experience, I make up for in looks and charm.
What our clients say?
For the last 5 years we have been privileged to have Kay arrange all our overseas travel, we have never had any hiccups, our flights and accommodation bookings have been excellent and all other travel documents have always been completed to a very high standard. Kay’s personal touch and communication with us is second to none with 100% total commitment to us, the customer.
Rex & Neroli Fisher
We have booked a few family holidays with Gay and will always go back to her. She does an incredible job of understanding all the needs of our family and pulling together a fantastic holiday for us. We really appreciate that she comes back to us quickly with some exciting ideas and is happy to tailor a holiday to suit us. We have loved the accommodation she has found for us and the ease at which the holiday flowed because she had done all the organizing in the background. Can’t wait till she organizes our next holiday!
My family and I used Kay Humphries Travel for planning our trip for our daughter's 18th birthday. Gay Mathis was great in ideas and suggestions and also working in with our budget. We had the best time ever in Fiji thanks to Gay's bookings and planning. I have been using Kay Humphries Travel for years now and the service is amazing!!