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Aviation

Air NZ and Tourism NZ search for eighth Wonder of the World in fun new safety video

The Travel Weekly team can guarantee that Air New Zealand’s latest safety video is a lot better than that cringeworthy rapping effort with Julian Dennison.

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Wendy Wu launches first-ever tours in Australia and New Zealand

Australia’s China experts are trying their hand at domestic and close-to-home trips with this new collection that promises to showcase local icons.

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Cruise

Travel companies among 13 parties charged over White Island tragedy

by Ali Coulton

The eruption resulted in 22 deaths, with many still recovering from the traumatic event that occurred during a cruise ship excursion on the New Zealand island last year.

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Intrepid launches cyber sale on 2021 Aussie and New Zealand trips

Slide into your clients’ DMs with these whopping savings, so you can get their 2021 bookings in before the silly season is well and truly upon us.

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TTC is hosting a bunch of free virtual events to get your clients booking domestic

Keep your client keen to book their next domestic trip with this handy video series from The Travel Corporation.

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New Zealand gets COVID scare after infected flight attendant’s shopping spree

The Air NZ crew member shopped at a petrol station, two supermarkets, a paint shop, a pharmacy and a pet shop over two days, which is more than Travel Weekly staff usually do in a month.

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Destinations

ScoMo reveals fresh candidates for expanded travel ‘bubble’, including some Chinese provinces

by Ali Coulton

With two-way trans-Tasman travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, Australia’s PM has revealed a few north Asian candidates for an expanded ‘bubble’.

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SA’s coronavirus outbreak underscores why New Zealand “has not rushed into” trans-Tasman ‘bubble’: Ardern

If there was any speck of hope left of a two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ happening by Christmas, New Zealand’s Prime Minister has practically eradicated it.

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Cruise

Celebrity Cruises reveals plans for local 2021-22 summer sailings

The cruise line also just announced free drinks and WiFi on all cruises, which we have been lobbying for in our office for years now. The best we get is dial-up internet and the occasional warm beer.

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WATCH: This is how the cruise pause is affecting local businesses in New Zealand

The Cruise Lines International Association has released the latest instalment in its #wearecruise series, highlighting the impact of the cruise pause on small businesses.

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Ardern all but confirms that Aussies won’t be travelling to New Zealand this year

by Huntley Mitchell

Well, it appears New Zealand has racked the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ cue for 2020, with hopes of it becoming two-way seemingly dashed by Jacinda.

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Tourism NZ and Air NZ are prepping for two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ to form in Q1 2021

by Huntley Mitchell

While hope still remains for the trans-Tasman bubble to become two-way before Christmas, both Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are expecting it to take a little longer.

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