TV news show replaces New Zealand with a map of Japan
In more evidence that practically every child slept through Year Nine geography comes this momentous blunder.
23-year-old charged with shooting Aussie tourist in New Zealand
A Victorian man was shot while he slept in a rented campervan next to his fiancée in a small New Zealand surfing town.
Agent disappears after being ordered to pay back clients (and allegedly owing franchisor 40K)
This story has got a bit of a Catch Me If You Can aura about it, minus Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
New Zealand leads the world in cruise growth: CLIA
The land of the long white cloud is kicking some major cruise industry arse, according to newly released figures from CLIA.
Road & Rail
Kiwi rail journey provider closes outdoor carriages due to dangerous selfies
Passengers’ risky behaviour in search of the ultimate selfie has forced the closure of some iconic train viewing platforms.
“Our purpose is ever more clear”: G Adventures’ Bruce Poon Tip reflects on Christchurch massacre
Messages of support have been flowing in from around the world in the wake of the Christchurch shooting. Read the heartfelt letter from G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip here.
Study: the six best destinations for solo female travellers
by Christian Fleetwood
New research has uncovered the safest destinations for solo female travellers. Travel Weekly can reveal that Afghanistan and Chad did not make the list.
Agents can learn about New Zealand’s ski regions with new interactive mobile game
Looking for a new, more productive way of spending your lunchbreak that doesn’t involve searching for new matches on Tinder or beating your Candy Crush PB? This new game might just be it.
Chinese tourists cancel trips to “punish” New Zealand
by Ali Coulton
A cooling of relations between China and New Zealand has turned icy as Chinese state media reports tourists are cancelling their trips to the land of the long white cloud.
Tourism New Zealand trolls Australia in new ad featuring Jacinda Ardern
If there’s one thing Travel Weekly staff love, it’s a bit of trolling from New Zealand to Australia. To be honest, we’re on NZ’s side most of the time anyway.
Contiki relaunches Australia and NZ trips for millennial travellers
The youth travel experts have revamped their South Pacific offering to keep up with the ever-changing needs of millennial travellers. Avocados not included.
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