Andrew Welch – Managing Director

Andrew and Rachel Welch - Bophut Beach - Koh Samui 2015

Andrew and Rachel Welch - Bophut Beach - Koh Samui 2015

Andrew is a multi-award winning travel broker with over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. He is an avid surfer, diver and fisherman who loves the healthy and fun beach lifestyle and the adventure of cruising. He has travelled extensively to 55 countries with his wife Rachel, usually in search of the perfect beach holiday destination.

Passionate about the positive cultural, adventure, family bonding, romantic and rejuvenating benefits that beach holidays represent, Andrew loves sharing his expertise and knowledge with his clients to ensure they get the perfect destination or cruise to suit their requirements and budget.

Andrew has achieved the Supreme Top Travel Broker position on two occasions over the past eleven years with The Travel Brokers group and during this time he has consistently finished in the top three brokers annually from 110 of his colleagues.

Andrew decided to launch his own travel brand Island Time Holidays, to enable him to focus on his specialist area of expertise – beach holidays & cruises, but he is still available to book flights, and packages to all other destinations.

At the weekends he can usually be found enjoying one of the many beautiful Nelson beaches or boating/fishing and having fun with his two young sons and wife Rachel at his beach house in Pohara, Golden Bay.


Rachel Welch – Director

Rachel, has accompanied Andrew on the vast majority of his travels, and is often the prime instigator in choosing their beach holiday destinations. She is a beach holiday specialist and an expert at travelling with young children – with all the challenges and rewards this additional dynamic brings.


Our Point of Difference

Island Time Holidays is committed to offering qualitychoice and value for money beach holidays and cruises to our clients plus outstanding personal customer service ensuring your beach holiday is as perfect as possible.

Island Time Holidays is licensed to operate under The Travel Brokers Ltd, which was established in 2002. The company is one of the largest approved TAANZ & IATA accredited Travel Broker networks in New Zealand.

Island Time Holidays is aligned with The Travel Brokers and the Helloworld group of travel companies, one of the biggest travel companies in Australasia. Being one of the biggest means we have access to all the great deals. It also affords us very strong relationships with our suppliers, a factor that can be invaluable when it matters. We are TAANZ & IATA accredited through The Travel Brokers ltd, one of the largest accredited travel broker networks in New Zealand, so your travel investment is safe with us.

We can hold flight options as “confirmed” without any payment for up to 7 days to allow plenty of time to ensure we are also able to confirm the hotel requirements to make the perfect tailor-made package.

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Our busy family of six needed a winter getaway. We gave Andrew what we thought was an optimistic brief: warm, relaxed, water sports for all our four children aged 4-12, exposure to island culture and luxury. He proposed eight nights at Malolo Island Resort in Fiji, it was absolutely perfect. We found Andrew’s professional and committed service outstanding. He listened to and understood our family’s requirements and when our flight was cancelled, he took over and had everything sorted and back on track within an hour. We had the best holiday ever. Andrew is now planning our next family holiday and we recommend him to all our friends.
— Francesco and Monique Pessione, Nelson