About Travel Encounters

Our experience and passion for travel is what drives us.

Meet the friendly faces behind Travel Encounters

For over 20 years we have been delivering superbly organized, fun and great value holiday experiences.

We take care of everything so that you can enjoy a hassle-free, relaxed holiday. On tour the focus is on fun, friends and creating great memories. All destinations are thoroughly researched, and we enjoy strong ties with carefully selected agents in the overseas destinations we visit. Like us, they recognize that satisfied customers are the best gauge of a successful tour. We’re proud of our 80% return rate, and there are a number of people who book a tour with us every year. Each of our tours are escorted by experienced hosts who work to ensure that your holiday is memorable. Flexibility is important to the individual and, wherever possible, we will cater to your special needs. Whether it be extending your stay or a particular dietary requirement, if it can be done, we will arrange it! Peter & Marian Cox own the business and have extensive people skills from involvement in community organizations and from dealing with people on a day to day basis. They regularly host tours to ensure that the quality and satisfaction levels are maintained. We look forward to meeting you on a tour soon.
About the TE Team
About Golf Encounters

Golf Encounters

In addition to providing a full travel agency service to our clients, we also run Golf Encounters.

This is a specialist tour company that provides escorted golfing holidays around the world, enabling New Zealanders to play on some spectacular and renowned golf courses. Destinations include Australia, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Chile & Argentina, Vietnam and Hawaii.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

You can book with us knowing that as a travel broker of the Travel Managers Group, who is a bonded member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), your travel funds are secure.

What Our Clients Say

Excellent value for money, professional in every respect, very enjoyable.

— Neil & Janet, Wellington

The tours we have enjoyed with Peter and Marian over recent years have left us with more indelible memories of the places we have seen and the development and nurturing of new friendships.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

Peter is such a professional tour operator. Flights, accommodation and extras are well organised. And the company of fellow like-minded travellers is the best. All are treated with respect and friendship. And his team of group leaders are superb.

— Jeanette & Bill, Christchurch

We have done a number of tours with the group over the years, and have found that everything is so well organised, planning is impeccable, and the resorts world class. We’ve enjoyed the companionship and camaraderie that’s apparent in these tours, and the lifetime memories we have had with the tour group. Incredible tours to African countries, and Canada are amongst the highlights. We will continue with these tours for many years yet.

— Sandra and Colin, Tauranga

Peter and Marian’s mission and passion to gratify the clients’ touring experience, has led to a variety of new adventures and encounters, while forging a new identity. Their newsletter is detailed and informative and wets the appetite to do a tour. We look forward to a new encounter in the near future.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

We have been on 5 Travel Encounters tours to date, all of which have been hassle free holidays with visits to local sites and attractions included. We just arrive at the airport and are looked after for the duration of the holiday! Just a bonus that the Travel Encounters operators are nice people!

— Bob & Pat Clevedon

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