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Hotels

Aussie retreat crowned world’s most romantic hotel by Tripadvisor

Whip out the rose petals and Möet, because the land Down Under is now home to the most romantic hotel in the world, according to Tripadvisor.

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Events

Host cities and stadiums announced for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia and NZ are teaming up to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we’re assuming stadiums will serve a combination of meat pies and kiwi fruit to the masses.

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Destinations

NZ’s opposition leader pushes for two-way trans-Tasman travel, as Australia reopens its border to Kiwis

Judith Collins has called for NZ to lift its ban on Aussie travellers for the sake of the country’s tourism industry, a sentiment that was echoed by our very own ScoMo shortly after.

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Technology

Shoot coffee at caffeine-deprived zombies in Wellington’s goofy VR game

While New Zealand’s capital city is off limits, there’s still a way to get exploring.

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Aviation

Passengers stuck for hours after Qantas jet makes emergency landing in NZ military base

by Christian Fleetwood

Passengers claim they were forced to wait in the heat for four hours after their Qantas aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing outside of Wellington.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Wellington becomes UNESCO City of Film, small Finnish city’s quirky Santa bid + MORE!

Looking for more reasons to cross the ditch, or “seize the day” on a cheap flight? Allow us to indulge your FOMO with this week’s Destination Wrap.

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Aviation

Jetstar confuses two NZ cities in major social media blunder

We confuse cities all the time. Lucky for us, our job doesn’t rely on an in-depth knowledge of geography. Unlucky for Jetstar, theirs does.

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Destinations

NZ open as usual folks!

by Amy Bryant

New Zealand rebounds from recent quakes and is ready to welcome back leisure and corporate travellers.

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Destinations

New Zealand Earthquake travel impact

by Daisy Melwani

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island, leaving two dead and triggering aftershocks as far as the lower North Island, a tsunami scare and severe weather warnings in coastal regions.

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Travel Agents

Wellington celebrates Helloworld arrival

by Anne Majumdar

The arrival of 600 Helloworld Owners and managers in the New Zealand capital is big news for the local tourism industry.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld revs up members ahead of summit

With just one week to go until the summit kicks off, we find out a little bit more about what’s on the agenda.

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Destinations

Tourism

Wellington gets tasty with ‘Sweet As’ Gelato Messina flavour

by B&T

Because nothing says ‘success’ quite like having a Gelato Messina flavour created in your honour, New Zealand’s capital has just hit peak coolness.

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