Archive for January, 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Calm urged as anti-Chinese sentiment felt in New Zealand

January 31st, 2020 by

Coronavirus-related racist outbursts are now being felt in New Zealand by Chinese-Kiwis and Kiwis of Asian descent.Labour MP Raymond Huo said the coronavirus had become the number one issue among the local Chinese community both…

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How to avoid getting sick on a plane: 11 things you should never do

January 31st, 2020 by

How do you avoid getting sick on a plane? And should you sleep with one eye open? An air-points expert has revealed a frightening tell-all of 11 things he will never do while on a flight – and it may change the way you fly. Gilbert…

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This island is issuing visitors with a digital detox lockbox

January 31st, 2020 by

This small island in the Irish sea is offering visitors the chance to connect with the long forgotten past, an age before the cell phone tower.The Isle of Man tourism board is offering visitors the chance to trade in their smartphone…

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Travel: Off-the-beaten-track day walks in NZ to lace up your boots for

January 31st, 2020 by

In an extract from Day Walks in New Zealand, Te Whara Track, at the head of the Whāngārei Harbour, follows the route of an historic Ngātiwai trail. TE WHARA TRACKBREAM HEAD SCENIC RESERVE At the head of Whāngārei…

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What’s the real salary of a travel influencer, and what do they look like?

January 30th, 2020 by

Let’s be honest, we all love to hate on an Instagram travel influencer. All that blue-ass water, the manicured hands touching floppy hats and images of legs dangling from a height really seem to grind some people’s gears. Be it…

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Couple wins prestigious photography prize with wedding photo

January 30th, 2020 by

The skill and artistic merit of wedding photography is often underappreciated.No longer just a question of getting a picture in which neither bride nor groom are blinking, modern wedding photography requires a certain x-factor.On…

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Air New Zealand finds more talent among singing cabin staff

January 30th, 2020 by

Air New Zealand might be thinking about starting a cabin crew choir. They’d be spoilt for choice.A new video has emerged, just a few days after Cecilia Tufuga was recorded serenading an Air NZ domestic service with a rendition of…

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Coronavirus: Thousands trapped on cruise ship

January 30th, 2020 by

Two Chinese passengers held in isolation on a crowded cruise ship appear not to have the deadly coronavirus, Italy’s health ministry says.More than 7000 people were under lockdown aboard the Costa Smeralda at a port near Rome after…

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Wine regions wiped out by projected climate change, disaster for some

January 29th, 2020 by

Vintners and oenophiles love a good reason to whine, but this one is serious.Climate change predictions show that over half the world’s wine growing regions will be wiped out at the current projected rate of warming.Researchers…

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Cruise lines: The best and worst cruise of 2020 revealed

January 29th, 2020 by

What distinguishes a cruise from the very best cruise?Bargain cruise deals might sound good value for money, but could mean you face grumpier staff, expensive add-ons and not enough personal space.A new Which? survey has revealed…

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