Archive for April, 2020


Covid 19 coronavirus: House of Travel charges 10 per cent on ‘cancellation’ of overseas holiday

April 30th, 2020 by

SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER.SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES A New Zealand couple have been stung by hefty travel cancellation fees because of Covid-19.John and Maxine Robson paid $28,169 for a seven-week…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Covid 19 coronavirus: ‘Captive’ cruise ship staff beg to be arrested

April 30th, 2020 by

Cruise ship staff being “held captive” on a quarantined vessel off the US coast are starting to beg to be arrested after almost 50 days locked down at sea.About 750 crew members from 100 countries have been trapped on the MS Oosterdam…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Quiz: Air New Zealand turns 80 but how well do you know the koru?

April 30th, 2020 by

Today Air New Zealand marks 80 years in service. It’s a huge milestone for the national fleet of wakarere, even if the current state of air travel leaves little else to celebrate.Over the past eight decades the airline has covered…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Covid 19 coronavirus: Climate activists refuse repatriation by plane

April 30th, 2020 by

British climate activists Rosie Watson and Mike Elm were on an international bicycle and running tour to promote their green campaign when they got stuck in Kosovo because of the coronavirus pandemic.Watson, 25, from Loweswater…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Travel inspiration: Memories of a holiday in Bergen, Norway

April 29th, 2020 by

A LOVE LETTER TO… Bergen, Norway My dear Bergen,Hva er i veien? What’s wrong? Are those raindrops tears?It’s hard for me to hear that you might not be thriving right now. Fond memories linger over your narrow cobbled streets,…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Trip Notes podcast: Exploring the Scandinavian way of life in Stockholm

April 29th, 2020 by

While we remain working from home, we’re taking a different approach to our Trip Notes podcast to keep your travel dreams alive. We are bringing back some of our best travel stories published over the years in a revamped edition of…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Covid 19 coronavirus: British Airways to cut up to 12,000 jobs as outlook darkens

April 29th, 2020 by

British Airways is preparing to cut almost 30 per cent of its 42,000 workforce as the coronavirus crisis wreaks more damage on the battered aviation sector.At the same time, German airline group Lufthansa is considering filing for…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Dinner for one: Swedish restaurant’s seating plan to combat covid-19

April 29th, 2020 by

Sweden has been making headlines around the world for their reluctance to socially distance and surprising success at combating covid-19. After the long Scandinavian winter Swedes are determined to enjoy their restaurants and cafe…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Hotel and AirBnb cleaning regimen gets deep overhaul post Covid-19

April 28th, 2020 by

Hotels and home-sharing companies are beefing up their cleaning efforts in order to soothe jittery travelers.Hilton said Monday it’s teaming up with RB — which makes Lysol and Dettol disinfectants — and the Mayo Clinic to develop…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Armchair travel: How to holiday in top tourist cities in lockdown

April 28th, 2020 by

Alert Level 3 is a step in the right direction but travel lovers are still grounded. While we wait to take off again, be transported to these top destinations – here are the best ways to read, watch, listen and eat your way there….

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)