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Cathay Pacific to begin services to Christchurch using stunning A350

Cathay Pacific to begin services to Christchurch using stunning A350

Cathay Pacific has announced plans to begin a seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch starting in December 2017. The announcement was made as the airline extended its strategic alliance partnership with Air New Zealand through until 2022. Air New Zealand Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer Stephen Jones welcomes the extension of the alliance....

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‘World’s Best Beaches’ according to Trip Advisor

‘World’s Best Beaches’ according to Trip Advisor

Travel planning and booking site, Trip Advisor have released the top ten beaches of the world according to their contributors. Check out the list below. 1. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Average nightly rate for nearby hotels in US dollars: $248 2. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Average nightly rate...

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Five Star Pullman hotel to be built at Auckland Airport

Five Star Pullman hotel to be built at Auckland Airport

The Novotel at Auckland International Airport is getting a new neighbour. Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced their plans to develop a new 5-star, premium 250-room hotel operated by AccorHotels under the Pullman brand. “Auckland Airport plays a key role in New Zealand’s growing tourism industry and in connecting Auckland to New Zealand...

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Travel Addict Podcast: MH370, Richard Quest and Cruise Ship First Timers

Travel Addict Podcast: MH370, Richard Quest and Cruise Ship First Timers

[cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_text] PODCAST NOTES: Qatar Arrives in New Zealand The long awaited Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland touched down last Monday, and that kicked off a two day long sales pitch by the middle eastern airline to the New Zealand market – and fittingly it touched down on Waitangi Day. The flight takes...

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Travel Expo sends airfare prices tumbling

Travel Expo sends airfare prices tumbling

This weekend Flight Centre hold their Travel Expo at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. It’s always a great place to go if you’re a DEAL ADDICT like us. So, we’ve talked the team at Flight Centre in to tipping us off to some of the best deals available this weekend. In 1947 an average return airfare to...

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Five tips for first-time Cruisers

Five tips for first-time Cruisers

I know what you’re thinking. Cruising is for the newlywed, overfed and nearly dead. And, to some degree, you’re right. In fact, if you hop on a cruise ship I guarantee you will come across pretty much all of the above… but I promise by the end of your cruise, you won’t want to hop...

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Qatar launch sends 8 people to the other side of the world

Qatar launch sends 8 people to the other side of the world

[cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_text] It wasn’t your normal Tuesday evening for Samuel Levi. He was one of four people to win a trip for two to anywhere on the Qatar network at the airline’s launch at Auckland Museum. Levi said he will take a close friend with him on his business class return trip, and has narrowed...