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Bethlehem Store

Call +64 07 579 3431 | 19 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem | Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.30pm

Welcome!

 

Welcome to the Bay’s most awarded, largest and longest serving travel company – where we are all about you! We are here to enrich your travel experience and to make your life better. YOU Travel Bethlehem is our flagship store boasting a beautiful & relaxed décor especially for our clients to enjoy when planning their travel. The experienced team specialise in Leisure, Business and Luxury travel.

 

The minimalistic, bright and trendy store gives our experienced well-travelled staff the perfect opportunity to select the right product and personalise your own unique itinerary. We can draw from our own personal experiences and make recommendations explaining benefits and features that will ensure you are completely satisfied.

 

YOU Travel Bethlehem is now a well established face in the Bethlehem community. Opening it’s doors in May 2008, in the futuristic newly developed Bethlehem Town Centre, this outlet has been welcomed by Bethlehem locals and the wider community as a convenient alternative with easy parking and good accessibility.

 

Our Bethlehem store is one of three travel stores fully owned by local ladies Kay Rogers and Catherine Membery who work hands on in their business. Overall this company is the largest privately owned travel company in the wider Bay of Plenty and this brings additional benefits to clients who choose YOU Travel.

From Our Travel Gallery

Kay Rogers – Managing Director

Kay Rogers

Managing Director

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 579 3431

Email: kay@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

75+ the last time I counted.

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

New Caledonia

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Thailand

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Africa on safari equalled the high Arctic

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

I don’t eat anything I don’t recognise

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Golfing, walking, adventure travel

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Both as long as you dress accordingly

 

OBSESSION:

Comfort!

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Chocolate

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

Don’t sweat the small stuff

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

The long road to freedom

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Doctor Zhivago

 

LANGUAGES:

Kiwiana

Catherine Membery – Director

Catherine Membery

Director

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 575 3068

Email: catherine@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

Rarotonga, Noumea, Fiji, Tahitian Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Canada, Hawaii, UK, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy.

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

UK and Europe

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Canada

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Cycling in Europe. Any kind of travel with my family beside me.

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

Escargo – if that is deemed weird.

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Cycling and skiing, spending time with family and friends.

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

I can’t choose – I love both.

 

OBSESSION:

My family and cats, foodie stuff and my gardens.

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Dark Chocolate

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“Accept the things you cannot change”

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Dr Seuss – Oh the places you’ll go.

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

 

 

LANGUAGES:

Kiwi

Sandra Rasmussen – Travel Consultant

Travel Consultant

Specialty: Groups

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 579 3431

Email: sandra@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

Australia, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysian Borneo, Brunei, China, Sri Lanka, India, Canada, USA (California, Hawaii, Alaska), Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands,Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, Denmark.

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

Fiji

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Not sure where to next but looking forward to it!

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE /TOUR:

Africa overland trip

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

Can’t do it!

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Travelling to new destinations

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Summer

 

OBSESSION:

I have none

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Chocolate

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

You get out of life what you put in to it

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Anything by Bill Bryson

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Lord of the Rings trilogy

 

LANGUAGES:

School C French

Patti Brown – Travel Consultant

Travel Advisor

Specialty: Adventure Travel

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 579 3431

Email: patti@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

USA, Canada, Fiji, Australia, Rarotonga, Macau, Germany, Uk, France, Italian Islands, Sicily, Sardina, Corsica, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Crete, Turkey, Nepal, Guadeloupe, Antigua, US & British Virgin Islands

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

Morroco, Germany, Switzerland, UK

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Canada for a family ski trip

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Skiing in Utah the most recent but the all time life changing one was trekking in Nepal.

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

I don’t do weird so maybe the most unusual was purchasing a Boudin (blood sausage) from a lady in the jungle of Guadeloupe. It was incredibly spicy.

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Gardening and discovering the wildlife in my special garden

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Winter in the Mountains with snow

 

OBSESSION:

My garden and doing my bit to save the planet

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Liquorice Ice Cream swimming in fresh orange juice

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“It is what it is”

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

The Magus

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Frida

 

LANGUAGES:

English and a tiny bit of French

Lydia Haydon – Travel Consultant

Lydia Haydon

Travel Consultant

Specialty: Cruising, Overseas Weddings/Groups, Family Travel

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 579 3431

Email: lydia@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

Australia (QLD, NSW, VIC, NT), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Germany, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland (Republic of), Wales, Mexico & United States of America (California, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, New York, Vermont, Hawaii).

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

United States of America (Southern California)

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Vanuatu (Santo & Vila)

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Christmas Winter Markets in Germany. All the “traditions” we have here in NZ suddenly made sense. Mulled Wine, Gingerbread and singing songs about snow. It was truly magical!

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

A toss up between Escargot (on a cruise sailing out of Noumea, New Caledonia), Haggis (at Stirling Castle in Scotland) or Peanut Butter & Jelly pizza (Dining with the Disney Characters at Goofy’s Kitchen, Disneyland Anaheim).

 

WEIRDEST DRINK TRIED:

Kava (Fiji)

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Exploring new places whether its here in the beautiful Bay or overseas.

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

I love having a warm getaway to look forward to when the cold starts to set in!

 

OBSESSION:

Shoes

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Red Liquorice

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“ ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Inferno – Dan Brown

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Sound of Music – I hope to get to Salzburg one day

 

LANGUAGES:

English but I always make the effort to learn a few handy words & phrases when travelling to a country where another language is spoken.

Jo Mayston – Travel Broker

Jo Mayston

Travel Broker

Specialty: Families, Groups and Corporate

Contact Details

Phone: +64 21 636 790

Email: jo@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Australia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Rarotonga, Niue, Tahiti, USA, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, UK, France, Spain, Andorra, Italy, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Belguim, Austria, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

Australia and Japan

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Ponant Cruise to Norfolk Island

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Vietnam Family trip, and Japan Rugby World Cup

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

Peking Duck Feet

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Meandering the streets of new areas, cycling, reading.

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Both.

 

OBSESSION:

Hand sanitizer

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Hot chocolate sauce on vanilla ice cream

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

First World Issues

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

The Highlander series

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Love Actually

 

LANGUAGES:

English, very basic Japanese

Jane Hanson – Travel Broker

Jane Hanson

Travel Broker

Contact Details

Phone: +64 27 247 8021

Email: jane@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

Vietnam, India, Maldives, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Australia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Rarotonga, Tahiti, USA & Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Argentina, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel, Turkey

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

Tahiti

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Spain

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Too many to mention, our planet is incredible

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

Chicken Feet in China, Poutine (Cheese Curd) in Canada

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Seeing and exploring new things

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Summer – with a good book.

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Pavlova

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

Love life – It’s a gift

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Anything by John Grisham

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

The Blindside

 

LANGUAGES:

English

Sue Edser-Green – Travel Broker

Sue Edser-Green

Travel Broker

Contact Details

Phone: +64 27 470 0241

Email: sue@youtravelbop.co.nz

COUNTRIES VISITED:

53 countries visited

 

LAST COUNTRY VISITED:

Cruise Suez Canal

 

NEXT COUNTRY TO VISIT:

Bali

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE / TOUR:

Maldives, Snorkelling with Manta Rays at Nusa Lembongan

 

WEIRDEST FOOD TRIED:

Teppanyaki Crickets!

 

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Snow Skiing

 

WINTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY:

Skiing in Canada

 

OBSESSION:

Cheese ?

 

FAVOURITE SWEET:

Cheese ?

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got

 

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Notebook

 

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Notebook of course!

 

LANGUAGES:

Kiwi and Teenager

Christine Steele – Travel Broker

Christine Steele

Travel Broker

Contact Details

Phone: +64 27 510 6666

Email: christine@youtravelbop.co.nz

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