The Travel House
The Travel House Inc. started in 1984 and is rated among the leading travel agencies in Barbados. It has been the recipient of several Industry and Community Awards and continues to be the household name for escorted tours using all modes of travel.
The early successes have continued to inspire our experienced and loyal staff. In addition, the enhancement of skills and knowledge of our personnel by on-going training and development has resulted in our company’s sustained growth in both the Corporate and Personal Sectors. Our achievements have been bolstered by strong relationships with our airline partners who value the undeniable and significant role of this agency.
To further entrench ourselves in the regional market, we have embraced technology to satisfy the needs of regional and international entities headquartered here, without establishing a physical presence in each territory. This approach has resulted in our exploiting the efficiencies which have served us well, and particularly in these challenging economic times.
Through this medium, The Travel House Inc. main objective is to provide the general public with the highest level of professionalism and personalised service.
Founder & Director
Hazel Norville graduated from St. Michaels Girls school in 1962 and spent two years in the Public Service before taking up a secretarial position at BWIA.
On leaving BWIA in 1968 after securing four years in operations, with emphasis on reservations and ticketing, Mrs. Norville joined the world of travel agents, gaining much experience in management and leadership. In 1984, she established The Travel House and immediately developed a niche in the promotion of escorted tours and cruises and these became the hallmark of the Agency.
Having achieved success in both business and leisure travel, TTH still remains ranked among the leading agencies in Barbados and indeed the Caribbean.
Mrs. Norville has served as President of both the local and Caribbean Association of Travel Agents.
In 1999, she founded the still vibrant Travel Circle, a travel and social club of The Travel House and on occasions served as President.
Now Executive Consultant to TTH, she remains proud of the motto: “for the personalized touch to all your travel”.
Committed to community, she was an active member of Jaycettes International and a Soroptimist for over twenty five years, serving for two years as President. A former board member of BARP, Mrs. Norville again chairs the Social Activities Committee. She worships at St. George Parish church, and serves on The Altar Guild.
Patrick has been a career banker with Barclays Bank Plc and later FirstCaribbean International Bank for over 34 years and holds an MBA from the University of Durham. Patrick has held senior roles within the bank, including that of Senior Operations Manager for the Caribbean and Area Manager of the Southern Caribbean. More than half of his working life was spent outside of Barbados and facilitated travel to most countries in the Caribbean region as well as the UK and USA. Patrick has since used his expertise in organization and methods and branch re-engineering programmes developed in one of his earlier roles to consult with entities in the Financial Services Sector throughout the region. A characteristic of Patrick’s is ensuring customer primacy in delivery of service and being self-driven with a positive outlook. He also served on the board of a leading travel agency in Barbados and has since taken a keener interest in the travel business as a fore-runner to his present role.
June has spent 36 years in the travel industry. She works diligently at being the consummate travel professional. June joined the sales team at Travel House in 1986 and became General Manager in November 1998. Her wealth of knowledge, remarkable work ethic and her experience within different areas of the company and the industry have contributed greatly to the continuing success of the Travel House. She established and runs a developmental programme devoted to promoting and managing group cruises and tours. Through the years, June and her sales team completed and successfully launched annual Travel Calendars with exciting and affordable tours and cruises. Since 2002, June has co-hosted a popular weekly Radio Program on travel. June is the current Vice President of The Travel Agents Association of Barbados (TAAB). She is an ex-officio member of the Travel Circle committee working behind the scenes supporting their activities. She is also Assistant Master/Secretary of the Barbados Hash House Harriers, a social running group.
Alicent joined The Travel House in October 1987 and has been instrumental in improving the effectiveness of systems in the accounts department ever since. She presently leads the Accounts Team which is the nerve centre of our operations and provides the organization with a wealth of experience having worked in the field of Accounts for the past 30 years. In the process, Ms Yearwood has been exposed to all aspects of financial forecasting and accounting control. Ms Yearwood also has the responsibility for general administrative and operational matters, so as to maintain the optimum level of support to the Business Development and Reservations department and ultimately our client base. Ms.Yearwood has completed a number of Management courses at BIMAP,The UWI Open Campus and The Barbados Community College, where she earned diplomas in Management of Human Resources, General Management and Pyschological Applications to Workplace Management. She has also benefitted from overseas training in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas in the TRAMS back office system.
- Accommodation, Car Hire and Ground Transfers
- Assistance with Visa Applications
- Authorised Marriott Vacation Club Agent
- Best Available Air Fares
- Completing Int’l E/D Cards
- Customised Travel Gift Certificates
- Emergency After Hours Service
- Escorted Group Tours/Cruises
- Individual Cruises & Land Packages
- Manage Conventions, Special Events & Seminars
- Registration for Frequent Traveller Programs
- Tours/Cruise specifically arranged for small groups and families
- Travel Insurance