John Bento

North Harbour Travel

DDI:     00 649 448 2053


I started my travel career with Air Portugal in Zimbabwe where I grew up and was educated. Our family moved to South Africa in 1982 where I ventured into the world of Retail Travel for 11 years before moving on to running the offices of Singapore Airlines in South Africa for 18 years. My experience in the Airline world and the 11 years in Retail, where we employed around 2000 people, is serving me well at North Harbour Travel.

I am a keen golfer and have played in many Amateur Tournaments throughout the world. Current member of Peninsula Golf Club. I participated in all sports at school at the highest level and today am a major rugby supporter (Crusaders). Like watching sport on TV and thoroughly enjoy a good read and good theatre.


North Harbour Travel provides corporate and leisure travel, conference and group travel and increasingly popular loyalty and incentive programmes clients can use to reward clients and staff.

Backed by a transparent pricing system and every member of staff a senior travel consultant, North Harbour Travel offers 24 hour contact to clients anywhere in the world to ensure clients receive top level service and access to extensive product (destination) knowledge.

Principal John Bento is on the frontline of the business, ensuring that even challenging scenarios such as last minute travel reservations and difficult itineraries with multiple airlines are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

“Our principal clients are small to medium businesses, friends and relatives, referrals and conference and incentive organisers”