Who we are

The world is out there. It waits for no one.

At Spirit of Travel, we cater to discerning travellers who seek more than just a holiday — they seek a journey of distinction. Our clientele, are often seasoned travellers that are looking for a true advisor to unlock extraordinary travel experiences that reflect their personal tastes. With a focus on customization and premium quality, every journey we craft is an embodiment of luxury and a testament to our commitment to excellence in travel.

Meet the Spirit of Travel Team

Ron Montgomery - Director

With over a decade in the travel industry, Ron Montgomery’s passion to understanding the unique motivations behind each of his client’s travels led him to establish Spirit of Travel in 2018. His formative travels during early adulthood significantly shaped his worldview and approach to creating personalised travel experiences.

Now a resident of New Zealand, originally from Canada, Ron’s global experiences enrich his travel advisory services. Alongside his partner Zoe, he is raising two young explorers, passing on his passion for discovery. At Spirit of Travel, Ron aims to transform each journey into a deeply personal adventure, reflecting the unique aspirations of every traveller.

Zoe Farmer - Operations Manager

Zoe Farmer, originally from the UK, has always been enchanted by diverse cultures. Her childhood trips across Wales, England, and Europe ignited a fascination with foreign countries. After a year working and travelling around Australia in her late teens she pursued a degree in Australian Studies, before eventually settling in New Zealand.

At Spirit of Travel, Zoe plays a pivotal role in researching and supporting client itineraries, bringing her extensive knowledge and personal insights to each journey. When not delving into travel plans, Zoe dedicates her time to her two young children, sharing with them the joys of discovery and adventure.

Spirit of Travel's Values

Ethically Focused

Cultivating a better world than we found by promoting sustainability across the environment, economy, and cultures of the locations we visit.


We partner with clients to achieve their goals, our focus is on excellent results, treating each client as an honoured partner.

We challenge

We encourage clients to consider alternative options if we believe it will benefit them, we question traditional methods if we identify an opportunity for improvement, and we continuously challenge ourselves to innovate and find superior solutions.


We are curious and we are always learning, refining and asking the right questions.

"Delighted with the service we received from Ron at Spirit of Travel. He made it really easy to book our trip to Europe and worked patiently with us as we explored various options. His experience and insight into the travel industry got us a great deal and everything sorted in good time!"

Doug Maarschalk

"...can confidently recommend anyone to contact Ron Montgomery at Spirit of Travel, and discuss your travel aspirations. Out of these chats will come a plan that includes everything you wished. We began with Ron 5 years ago when we randomly approached him as a travel agent, and gave him a wish list for a potential 3 week trip to Borneo, a bucket list destination. There were no 'off the shelf' touristy packages that included everything, so Ron used his contacts and considerable people skills to put together exactly what we wanted."

Graeme and Sue

"Ron is excellent at making sure he gets to know you first, understands exactly what it is you are looking for and "how" you like to travel. The trips he put together for us were both amazing and exceeded our expectations."

Karen Bridgman​

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