Archive for June, 2018


Does a fragile sticker really protect your bags? Ask a baggage handler

June 30th, 2018 by

Have you ever wondered whether that “fragile” sticker on your suitcase actually offers any added protection?An airport baggage handler, who works for a company that provides baggage and ground services to major US airlines, told…

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Justine Tyerman: Panic at the airport

June 30th, 2018 by

Justine Tyerman is saved by Mr Unflappable. I did the unthinkable at Sydney Airport this week. I lost my boarding pass. I have no idea how it happened, but en route to board my LATAM flight to Auckland, I discovered it was not…

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Four new Times Square attractions offer a variety of immersive experiences

June 30th, 2018 by

Just when you thought Times Square had it all – monster LED billboards, Broadway shows, roaming cartoon mascots, a grown man crooning in his underwear – four new themed attractions have opened near Manhattan’s main tourist drag, all…

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Russia: Sunny Sochi turns into World Cup playground

June 30th, 2018 by

Warm weather, beaches, amusement parks.It’s not exactly what Australian fan Adam McKinley expected to find when he decided to make the trip to Russia for the World Cup.But that’s exactly what he got in Sochi, the city introduced…

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Bali International Airport closed following eruption

June 29th, 2018 by

Bali’s international airport has been forced to close its runway, following the eruption of Mount Agung.Ngurah Rai International Airport, just south of Denpasar has been forced to ground planes and turn away inbound flights following…

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Is a White House tour worth the wait?

June 29th, 2018 by

According to the White House website , all you have to do to get a tour of the building is to request one through your congressional representative – or through your embassy in Washington, DC, if you’re an international tourist. Since…

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The World Cup of Travel: Who to support based on tourism attractions

June 29th, 2018 by

With the World Cup going into the knockout stages, many Kiwis are deciding on a team to support for the big prize. Don’t base your choice on footballing prowess, go for a country you’d like to visit. The Herald Travel team have…

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Secret cultural attractions around the world

June 29th, 2018 by

While we love a lazy getaway as much as the next person, we also love taking the rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in new cultures when travelling. And it seems we’re not the only ones – Booking.com research reveals that 52…

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Japan’s love hotels to be converted for Rugby World Cup fan accommodation

June 28th, 2018 by

Facing a tidal wave of tourists, the Japanese government has found an unlikely ally in the short-stay love hotel. Industry experts have warned that there is currently insufficient accommodation for the projected 40 million visitors…

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Six bizarre travel pillows that will make you want to bury your head

June 28th, 2018 by

In the quest for sleep at 35,000ft, fashion is the first victim.On a twelve hour flight, via eight different time zones, you don’t have the luxury of being self-aware. This is just as well, for there are some truly wild and wacky…

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