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Tonga tsunami shakes up tourism across the Pacific

La Nina, COVID, and now tsunami warnings have made it hard for influencers to get their #hotgirlsummer pics for Instagram. Who knows if they’ll have enough for throwback Thursday posts once Winter comes around?

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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.

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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.

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Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils its largest deployment in history

Batten down the hatches because NCL has released its 2024/25 line up including brand-new homeports in Haifa, Israel and La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Destinations

New Zealand reveals reopening plan with Australians shut out until April

by Ali Coulton

Our neighbours across the ditch appear to have scrapped the trans-Tasman bubble, announcing Australians won’t be able to enter the country until all foreign nationals can.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand cancels more than 1,000 trans-Tasman flights due to “continued border uncertainty”

In devastating news for thousands of holidaymakers across the trans-Tasman, Air NZ has pulled the pin on a large number of flights that were due to take off this year.

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Wholesalers

G Adventures adds 13 new US trips, kicks off massive Cyber Sale

The small-group adventure travel gang have just doubled their US offering AND are slinging discounts of up to 30 per cent off a huge range of trips.

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Wholesalers

TTC’s Costsaver brand branches out to Australia and NZ

Costsaver has arrived Down Under, which is great news for agents with stingy clients who demand plenty of options to choose from.

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Destinations

New data tool reveals least risky countries for Aussie travellers now borders are back open

To help ease your clients’ worries, a handy new interactive map has been released with regularly updated info on the many factors we now need to consider when travelling overseas. Three destinations stand out from the crowd.

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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.

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Intrepid snares majority stake in New Zealand’s Haka Tours and ANZ Nature Tours

The global travel B Corp has kicked off its future growth plans with a 60 per cent slice of not one, but two touring brands.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand to transform Boeing 787 into vaccination clinic for special ‘Jabaseat’ flight

A handful of lucky Kiwis will get their COVID-19 jab in a business-class cabin on Saturday as part of a national push to boost the country’s vaccination numbers.

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