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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.

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Road & Rail

Tourism

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.

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Tourism

Wholesalers

“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.

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Tourism

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.

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Technology

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hotels

Australian and New Zealand senior citizens leading the way on Airbnb

New Zealand seniors have been rated among the most loved Airbnb hosts in the world! We wish we rated most loved in our office, but that award went to the coffee machine.

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Trafalgar CEO Gavin Tollman: “Agents are vital to our growth and success”

In case you missed it: Trafalgar just announced they will be offering domestic trips within Australia designed just for Aussies. We caught up with Tollman to find out more.

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Technology

Check out NZ’s new tech savvy smart hotel!

Here’s to hoping this doesn’t get hijacked during the robot revolution forcing guests to wait an extra hour for room service and flicking the lights off at inconvenient times.

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Destinations

PSA: You can now be catapulted in New Zealand

In a world-first, you can now be hurled across a valley in New Zealand! We asked our colleagues to catapult us across the office, but apparently that would be “reckless” and “unsafe”.

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