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Five top surf spots for summer

Stuff Travel feed - Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:24
Former pro surfer Laura Andon says once you're hooked, you'll be on a mission to search for the best wave.

Sevens costumes cause Jetstar delays

Stuff Travel feed - Mon, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
A safety-conscious Wellington Sevens outfit caused flight delays over the weekend.

Tourism groups: make trans-Tasman travel easier

NZ 3 News feed - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 06:35
Trans-Tasman travel barriers are being eased for cricket fans, but tourism groups want to see the streamlining continue.

Bed bug attacks on the rise

NZ 3 News feed - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 15:33
NZ's leading pest control agency say they've seen a 63pct increase in bed bug callouts in Auckland compared to the same time last year.

Winter storm upsets US flights

TVNZ Online Travel section - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 10:36
Air travel around the US has been disrupted for the third day in a row.

Newly hatched ‘Mini’ kiwi chick captures hearts

newzealand.com press releases - Wed, 05/02/2014 - 10:40
A tiny kiwi chick – believed to be the smallest of its kind in New Zealand – has successfully hatched at the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua.

Glacial wonderland plays host to new marathon

newzealand.com press releases - Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:50
New Zealand is proving itself to be a marathon bucket list destination with the inclusion of two inaugural marathons set for 2014.

China Southern Dreamliner touches down in Christchurch

NZ 3 News feed - Mon, 03/02/2014 - 10:38
The South Island's first commercial flight from China landed in Christchurch this morning.

NZ, Philippines to start working holiday scheme

TVNZ Online Travel section - Sat, 01/02/2014 - 09:24
Young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year working, studying and holidaying in the Philippines.

Luxury Queenstown resort takes out top prize

newzealand.com press releases - Fri, 31/01/2014 - 14:51
A multi-award winning luxury resort located in the South Island alpine town of Queenstown has been named one of TripAdviser's Top Hotel’s for the second consecutive year.

Royal welcome for Kiwi singing sensation

newzealand.com press releases - Thu, 30/01/2014 - 10:39
Riding high on a wave of success teen singing sensation Lorde received a New Zealand homecoming fit for a queen.

Chance to land a million at New Zealand Women’s Open

newzealand.com press releases - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 12:26
One million dollars will be up for grabs at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open in a thrilling competition staged in New Zealand for the very first time.

Virgin Galactic confident after space plane goes supersonic

TVNZ Online Travel section - Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:06
Virgin Galactic has high hopes the first of its commercial space flights will begin this year.

Singapore-Auckland air expansion a boost for tourism

TVNZ Online Travel section - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 05:33
The tourism sector is welcoming the expansion of Singapore-Auckland air services.

Singapore Airlines, Air NZ join forces

TVNZ Online Travel section - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 15:11
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines are to join forces.

New Zealand's summer of cricket

newzealand.com press releases - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 14:20
Cricket fans have 37 days of international matches to choose from during summer 2013/14 as the country’s host cities gear up for the Cricket World Cup in 2015.

Advice for accessing travel money abroad

Travel Rants - Sun, 16/09/2012 - 18:04

There are quite a few options; the simplest is to decide how much you are going to spend and go to your bank and take out that amount already converted into the currency of the country you are visiting. Of course, the big drawback with this idea is that it is very unsafe for lots

This post was syndicated from the Travel Rants Consumer Blog.

Advice for accessing travel money abroad

Independent travel insurance advice

Travel Rants - Sun, 16/09/2012 - 17:59

Before I start let me confirm that I’m not a qualified financial or travel insurance adviser, and don’t pretend to be, so the information in this guide is written from my own experiences, and you should always speak to a qualified travel insurance broker or adviser before you buy. Apart from covering items that may

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Independent travel insurance advice

How to complain about a travel company

Travel Rants - Sun, 16/09/2012 - 17:53

As a travel consumer blogger I receive a lot of emails from consumers asking how to complain about a holiday company, so I put together this guide in the hope that it will help people. Some companies are better than others when handling customer complaints, in an ideal world, every company would have their complaints

This post was syndicated from the Travel Rants Consumer Blog.

How to complain about a travel company

Domestic tourism spending recovers

NZ Ministry of Tourism News - Tue, 06/12/2011 - 09:22
Media Release   Domestic tourism spending recovered in the year to September 2011 to high levels last approached in 2009.  New Zealanders spent $9.4 billion on trips within New Zealand, a 10.7 percent rise from the previous year. The Ministry of Economic Development’s latest Domestic Travel Survey has found that business travel and related expenditure increased particularly...
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