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Our Team

Celebrating 25 Years of tour excellence

Our Team

PAUL DYMOND  Managing Director

Paul opened the Wendy Wu Tours New Zealand office in 2013. With more than twenty years in various roles within tourism and hospitality, Paul is passionate about making sure you have the best travel experience possible and receive the very best customer service!

Wendy Wu Tours' trips are designed to give travellers a unique experience of the destinations they travel to, and leave them with memories that will last a lifetime. Paul wants to make sure the service and experience you have with the team in New Zealand from the first time you contact us, is one that you will be raving about for many years to come.

Paul currently looks after the New Zealand office, and is part of the global board at Wendy Wu Tours which works to further evolve Wendy Wu Tours and continually offer the very best touring options to our destinations.

Wendy Wu Tours destinations visited: China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, South Africa and Dubai
Motto: 'Always stay to the end, so you never miss out.'
Phone: 09 975 8119
Email: paul.dymond@wendywutours.co.nz


LISA ANTHONY  Product and Sales Manager

Lisa has been working for Wendy Wu Tours NZ since April 2015. Prior to that, she was actually a loyal client - having taken what she describes as two flawless, fully inclusive Wendy Wu tours to both China and Vietnam!

Lisa began her tenure with Wendy Wu Tours as the Business Development Manager for New Zealand with the main purpose of looking after our trade personnel - everything from educational opportunities to support via promotional campaigns, tradeshows, marketing and other events throughout the country. Now, Lisa has incorprated the inbound and New Zealand product management side of things into her role and even acts as our very own Tour Director for the three New Zealand tours on offer worldwide!    

Even after eight years, Lisa still has a passion for travelling Wu style and is focussed on every traveller enjoying their holiday, and every agent working with us having the most pleasant experience possible. Lisa is proud to represent Wendy Wu Tours and to share her knowledge and experiences in the hope of inspiring others to discover more of Asia and beyond!

Wendy Wu destinations visited:  China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, Uraguay, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Dubai, Oman, Portugal and Turkey
Motto:  'If you see a chance, take it.'
Mobile: 027 533 1603


LIZ CATHCART  Reservations Manager

Liz has been working for Wendy Wu Tours since September 2012. Her first six years were based in the London Head Office as a Reservations Consultant, where she was the ‘Global Top Seller’, before returning home and joining the New Zealand team.

Since returning home, Liz is now the Reservations Manager for New Zealand based in our Auckland office.

Liz has joined many Wendy Wu group tours, and has also travelled to a number of our destinations on her own, and she loves to share her experiences with our current and prospective clients.
Wendy Wu destinations visited: China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
Motto:'Time for an adventure'
Reservations Line: 0800 936 3998
Mobile: 027 645 3800

KAREN MURDIE  Operations Manager

With 6 years at Wendy Wu Tours, and experience of over 20 years in all different facets of the travel industry both in New Zealand and abroad, Karen brings a plethora of knowledge and focus to running the operational side of Wendy Wu Tours NZ - ensuring a high degree of customer service and attention to every client's detail.
As Operations Manager, Karen smoothly runs and co-ordinates all the 'behind the scenes' arrangements to make sure customers have a seamless and memorable experience from the time of booking to their departure date. All our clients need to do is pack and enjoy the ride.
Karen believes that there is nothing more rewarding than hearing from a client about the extraordinary experiences they have had on their travels with us!
Wendy Wu destinations visited: China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia
Motto: 'Live with no excuses, travel with no regrets.'
Reservations Line: 0800 936 3998
Email: karen.murdie@wendywutours.co.nz



Sam joined the team in 2023 with over 15 years' experience in the New Zealand travel industry and is passionate about helping others make their travel dreams come true.

Sam has always had a love for adventure and a desire to explore the world. "Travel will always be a priority in my life and truly is my form of self-care!" 

Wendy Wu destinations visited: Singapore, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and China
Motto: 'Travel when you can, you won’t regret it!'
Reservations Line: 0800 936 3998
Email: samantha.martin@wendywutours.co.nz
  VANESSA KUM  Reservations Consultant
LUCY ANTHONY  Reservations Consultant

Lucy is our newest team member with extensive international travel and a Diploma of International Travel Management behind her.  

Lucy has always been passionate and inspired by the industry. As travel has changed and enriched her life, she loves having a part in helping others experience this too. 

Wendy Wu destinations visited: Dubai, Hong Kong, Portugal and Singapore
Motto: 'It's never too late to travel'
Reservations Line: 0800 936 3998
Email: lucy.anthony@wendywutours.co.nz