auckland

Tourism

Tourism New Zealand launch latest collaboration Aotearoa Country Special (Part Two)

Unlike The Matrix films, this is a video series that only gets better with each release!

Share

CommentComments

News

NZ announces big return to international market

Apparently the new arrivals were greeted with a performance of the Haka followed by a full game of rugby against the all blacks and a subsequent visit to the hospital.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

IHG readies to open three landmark ANZ voco Hotels over the next two months

Now we’re sure they’re probably great hotels but the staff at Travel Weekly couldn’t assure you until we get invited (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

NCL launches double point rewards for Australia & NZ cruises on newly revamped Norwegian Spirit

by Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line

In case you haven’t heard, Norwegian Spirit is coming Down Under for the first time in December, following the most extensive – and expensive – makeover in NCL’s history.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Cook Islands to welcome back Aussie travellers soon

Cook Islanders will be excited to welcome back holidaymakers, though, with views like that they’ll soon be fending off influencers with a stick.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Destinations

Tahiti eases travel restrictions as flights resume

It’s all opening back up earlier than expected, which is great for eager travellers but terrible for people who have enjoyed a nice 2 years of relief from their overseas in-laws.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Air New Zealand launches direct flights to JFK, teams up with NYC & Company on new campaign

Start spreading the news, because getting to the Big Apple just got a whole lot easier, and we’re not talking about a trip to your local greengrocer.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Pacific region take top city and country for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 list

Start planning your local travel itineraries, because the travel trend overlords at Lonely Planet have just released their picks for the year.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

International travel: NZ restarts Cook Islands flights, Thailand adds three cities to ‘sandbox’ while Japan extends travel ban

With restrictions changing more frequently most people change their knickers, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know right here.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Australia’s Scenic Rim named among top destinations for 2022 by Lonely Planet

With overseas trips well and truly back on the agenda, the well-travelled folk over at Lonely Planet have unveiled their top picks for destinations next year.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Accor opens Mercure Auckland Queen Street, plus a new Aussie resort

The French hotel chain has been busy this past week, opening the doors of a slick new Mercure across the ditch and new retreat in South Australia.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Trans-Tasman bubble breached in Perth, as Brisbane Airport cops its own COVID-19 scare

by Ali Coulton

A Cook Islander has managed to travel to Perth without quarantining, while two travellers from Port Moresby wandered into Brisbane Airport’s common area before testing positive for COVID-19.

Share

CommentComments