The best way to travel is in the hands of an experienced South Pacific based Inbound Tour Operator. We are committed to go that extra mile to ensure clients are totally satisfied with all arrangements.

Meet Our Staff

Marilyn Edgecombe

With a background in Geography, Marilyn has a keen understanding of the diversity of New Zealand. This appreciation combined with extensive travel throughout New Zealand gives her a unique perspective when planning itineraries - “I enjoy including a variety of landscapes, cultural insights and distinctive ‘Kiwi’ experiences for travellers” she says.

Marilyn is an experienced Tour Manager and has worked with groups from 10 people up to 100. Working as a Tour Manager has given Marilyn an in-depth knowledge of how to manage logistics and traveller expectations to create treasured memories. She loves introducing her favourite NZ places and ‘Kiwi’ experiences – maybe appreciating the sound of silence in remote Fiordland, a hideaway restaurant in vibrant Queenstown or helping travellers with an understanding of Maori language and culture.

Her speciality is designing and operating customised special interest and general interest itineraries for groups of all sizes. “Designing tailor-made trips combining traveller’s special interests with the New Zealand experience to make unforgettable vacations for my clients is extremely satisfying” she says.

Marilyn has worked with Travel Time South Pacific since 2000. She holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences majoring in Geography from the University of Waikato. After hours Marilyn is addicted to yoga and also loves swimming, training for triathlons, reading, playing tennis, watching movies, cooking and travelling

Frank Kerr

Frank has had over 40 years in the tourist industry. Starting in Dunedin where he was born and raised, Frank joined the commercial arm of the then Tourist and Publicity Department and worked there for 19 years. This gave him a thorough grounding in all aspects of NZ tourism including 4 year postings in San Francisco and Brisbane.

After leaving the Tourist Department Frank worked in the car and campervan rental business and also the hotel industry.

Frank joined Travel Time South Pacific in 1992 and specialises in group itineraries. He has dealt with many unusual and challenging groups from a wide range of countries over the years.

Away from the office Frank enjoys sporting and musical interests and is an active member of a local golf club.

Darlene Jackson

Darlene is a born and bred ‘Kiwi’, having grown up in a small rural town in the Waikato Region. During her years studying at University she worked alongside the tourism sector and developed a strong interest in this industry. When the opportunity arose for her to make this a career choice she was delighted and has never regretted it. She began in Rotorua in 1984 working for the NZTP Travel Office and after 5 years left to travel overseas. On her return to New Zealand she started working for Travel Time in 1992 and is still here!!

If you ask her what she enjoys about her job she will say sharing a country that she loves with people from all around the world. “It has so much variety – there’s not too many places where you can drive from a great beach to one of the best ski-fields in Australasia, from lush rainforest to alpines lakes, from swimming with dolphins to ancient Kauri Forests, from excellent trout fishing to a thermal wonderland or from fertile farmland to remote fiords in just a couple of hours” she says.

Each year she tries to visit a different area of the country for more in-depth knowledge of what it has to offer – and her camera is always with her!

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Testimonials

Being a Tour Leader and Guide all over the world, I have never worked with a Travel Agency as professional and correct as yours! Congratulations - keep it that way!!!

- Marita Lykotrafiti
Tour Leader, Versus Travel
    Greece

For the past 17 years it has been my pleasure to work closely with Jim Monahan and the staff at Travel Time South Pacific when booking tours and travel to New Zealand. I have always found them to be professional, reliable, knowledgeable, and friendly. They respond to my questions and requests in a timely manner and with detailed information. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone interested booking quality travel to New Zealand in all price ranges.

- Jan Coyle
Pacific Pathways.
   California, USA

As a California based tour wholesaler we have employed Travel Time South Pacific Ltd as our exclusive New Zealand inbound supplier since 1992. During all of our 17 year relationship TTSP has always impressed us with their highly competitive pricing, their destination knowledge, their professionalism, integrity, and product delivery.

I consider Jim Monahan and his team of experts to be an integral part of our South Pacific family and we could not successfully operate our New Zealand programs without them.

- Ron Hunt
Travel Arrangements.
   California, USA

Travel Time South Pacific Ltd have been working on our behalf for over 10 years and we thought it was time to write and express our appreciation of your fantastic efforts on our behalf.

We are especially pleased at how quickly you respond to our enquiries and the positive feedback we get from our mutual clients only goes to prove we have a winning formula.

We would recommend your services without hesitation.

Keep up the Good Work.

- Sarah & David
Carrick Travel.
   Leamington Spa, England

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