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Relaxing or energetic getaways in New Zealand or offshore – the choices are limitless but they can be confusing.
That’s why I’m here to help and with more than 25 years experience in the travel industry in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, I’m sure I can find the best solution for your Marco Polo adventures.
Why spend all those evenings after work trying to sort out the best itinerary, price, time of year, accommodation and all the other details that go into planning a trip.
Tell me your wish list and I’ll deliver the answers.
Visiting different countries to marvel at outstanding scenery, architecture or landscapes or looking to embrace a different lifestyle; you give me the outline and I’ll fill in the details.
Jim and Sue
I was looking to organise a family trip for my sons last dying dream wish. His wish was to go to America and experience everything from Disneyland to Universal Studios, from LEGOLAND to San Diego Zoo, through to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
There was a lot to organise from transfers, accommodation, theme parks and just generally making sure the whole itinerary worked taking into account my son getting tired towards the end.
Cindy did a fantastic job of organising the whole trip, everything went perfectly without a hitch, I couldn't have asked for anything better.Kirsty Taylor
Thank you Cindy so much for helping with this huge trip and making it so easy for us. It was perfect!!
The trip was great. The accommodation was superb at both venues. I received a complimentary upgrade for my room both in Honolulu and Maui, so was blessed with great accommodation. The climate was fantastic and all flights and transport within Hawaii worked without any problems.
I would certainly recommend Hawaii as a travel destination. Thanks for your assistance with accommodation and flights, etc.Matt
To anybody who is contemplating overseas travel, we highly recommend using the services of Cindy Bakewell - Travel Broker.
Cindy excelled herself in organising all aspects of our recent overseas trip, including Airport transfers, Accommodation in Singapore, London and San Francisco and our Coach Tour of the UK and Ireland. Everything proceeded without hassle or hic-up.
We did not have to leave our house to arrange any of these. Cindy, with her smiley face, visited us at home and kept in constant contact throughout the organisation of these.
When we ever do another trip we will DEFINITELY be contacting Cindy to arrange. Why leave home to organise anything? Cindy will call and do it all.Annette & Neville Thurston
I am eventually back with no major hiccups. Thank you for organising the trip for me. I will certainly recommend you to everyone I come across wanting to travel.Adam
Cindy Bakewell is well travelled as well as well versed in travel.
As a former airport manager she knows the in's and out's of how to make your way through an airport, get the best seating, what visa you need and how to make the most of your trip.'Hot Spots to Shop' trip to Vietnam; she was one of the best shoppers on the trip, spotting a bargain well ahead of the crowd.
I am sure she can help you find the best places to shop, eat and taste a drop or two on your next trip.Wendy Johnson-McFarlane | Author/Publisher and Tour Guide www.hotspots2shop.com
We wanted a holiday in St Lucia and Cuba. They are fascinating destinations but not the easiest to pin down details for accommodation and adventures so Cindy came to our rescue. Her diligent research, attention to detail and regular checks to see whether arrangements suited us helped put a strong framework around this holiday.
Cindy’s passion and extensive experience bring a personal touch to travel plans and first-class service at economy rates.The Gray Family
Cindy handled all our travels needs to Cuba and Brazil.
She was efficient, professional and organised and her attention to detail allowed us to completely relax.
Many thanks Cindy.Lynda Sclater
Honestly, we are extremely pleased with you and your services. Extremely. We will absolutely recommend you... We really liked how you gave us part days free along the way – [it] gave us an opportunity to do whatever we wanted, relax, take naps, give the kids time to decompress! Most importantly, your responsiveness was great.
So - summary - THANK YOU. Really great trip - a lifetime of memories!Mike Bokina
We'd seen Cindy’s car about town and gave her a call to see if she could help us arrange our trip to Hawaii after we had booked cheap flights online.
Having not worked with a travel broker before, we didn’t know what to expect. Cindy came round and talked to us as a family about what we wanted and what our budget was. We threw a few ideas in to a "wish list” like island hopping and other excursions and asked her to come back to us with options. She gave us a number of options and included all the day trips and excursions we had asked for within our budget. Nothing was a problem with Cindy, she was awesome!
With our trip being all sorted several weeks out, she even helped us through the US visa process. Then days before departure, due to unexpected circumstances we wanted to change our plans last minute to add another person to our trip. That meant booking extra flights and transfers to match up with ours, additional rooms and bookings on all the activities planned.
We called Cindy to see if this additional request was possible? Within a day she was able to arrange it all for us. Again, nothing was a problem for her and we felt really confident everything was taken care of from the minute we left home. While overseas we were upgraded at one of our hotels, and when an activity was cancelled due to weather, we emailed Cindy and she sorted out the refund to us from back in NZ.
Cindy did a brilliant job and made our trip hassle free. We will definitely use her services again and are so pleased we came across her when we did. We feel like she went above and beyond for us.
THANK YOU SO MUCH CINDY!The Davy Family
Thank you, Cindy, for sorting out our Sydney accommodation.
Although originally booked into the Travelodge in Martin Place they’d neglected to let anyone know they were refurbishing. The bar, gym & restaurant were all gone, but it was the drilling at 7.45am that got us! Cindy was on to it & moved us to the Sofitel Wentworth which was everything The Travelodge wasn’t. Gorgeous rooms, fabulous amenities and staff who couldn’t do enough for you - even to the point of shouting me a glass of Verve on my birthday!
Thank you, Cindy, for going above & beyond, your professionalism and service are 150%Carolyn BanksOwner and CEO of Venus Network Group
Thank you so much for all your help with my flights, seats, accommodation and rebooking of flights. I am so grateful that I found you and the ease with our bookings.Janell
Thank you for your assistance in planning our recent trip to Canada & Alaska.
Our trip went like clockwork, shuttles and tour guides turned up where expected and on time and your little itinerary booklet was invaluable, we referred to it often. Details like confirming sightseeing tours for us were really appreciated. And best of all when I rang you to say that I had lost my camera and it could be on the shuttle which had just dropped us at the airport, you dealt with it and my camera was returned to me at the airport.
It was just like having a guardian angel hovering over us.
Thanks so much, you will be top of the list when we start planning our next trip.
P.S. loved the luggage straps - no only held together bulky bags but made finding them on the carousels so easy.Paula & John Bary
Travelling can be stressful at times, especially when there are delays. When our train in France was late it ran things pretty tight for our connecting flights to Italy... very late at night Cindy Bakewell was watching our trip, noticing we would be late to connect through she messaged me jumped online and checked us in - Vola... the work of a wonderful Travel Agent.Johanna-May ManksPersonal Stylist, Style Me
I am a seasoned traveler who has, after decades of planning and arranging her own overseas travel, for the last several years contracted various travel agents to arrange flights and other travel (trains and ships) and hotels.
For 3 years, since retiring from gainful employment, I have relied on Cindy to make all the travel and accommodation arrangements for two trips to Australia and a recent one to Canada in June/July 2018. I have found Cindy to be a friendly and a knowledgeable guide to economical and enjoyable travel, getting to know me as an individual and offering excellent advice as to the best way to get to places and do and see what I want when I am there. She also contacts me after my travels and shows an interest in my adventures.
I have several more trips planned, and will continue to use Cindy as my travel agent.Julie Purcell
If you have any travel plans, or if you’d like a quote, please get in touch – I’m happy to help!