Archive for July, 2020


GO NZ: New Zealand’s best farmer’s markets for short breaks

July 31st, 2020 by

Trying the best of regional produce and artisan treats will be a highlight of your holiday, writes Bridget Jones A strong coffee, freshly made bread and some beautiful fresh produce. Farmers’ markets have fast become something…

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Why these A380 superjumbos are flying empty out of Seoul

July 31st, 2020 by

In May aviation enthusiasts spotted something odd: giant four-engine A380s taking off on flights from Seoul South Korea and heading nowhere. Performing 20 minute loops over the Yellow Sea the superjumbos took off from Seoul Incheon…

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Travel deals: Get in the spirit on a Waiheke gin-making course

July 31st, 2020 by

Thermal adventure at Te Puia Watch, hear and smell the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser, Pōhutu, and vast expanses of highly-active mud pools at Te Puia, Rotorua, where twice-weekly guided tours are half-price until…

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New Zealand world’s most desirable passport amid Covid-travel chaos

July 31st, 2020 by

The New Zealand passport is now the most valuable travel document in the world according to recent ranking by the Passport Index. However this top positioning comes amid general travel chaos, as the coronavirus pandemic closes borders…

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Paris festival’s floating pools and pop-up Covid test centres make a splash

July 30th, 2020 by

Paris’s artificial beaches get a redesign around social distancing – as the city finds some left of field ideas to tempt tourists back to the ‘Right Bank.’ Paris Plages has become an annual event for the French Capital. With tons…

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Bosnian Mostar bridge dive goes ahead amid Covid spike

July 30th, 2020 by

The bravest men in the Balkans have returned for the annual bridge diving competition in Mostar this year, albeit with an added element of risk.In spite of a spike in coronavirus numbers in Bosnia-Herzegovina, competitors and spectators…

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Covid 19: Emirates to pay passengers’ quarantine costs, on one condition

July 30th, 2020 by

No one will be allowed to fly on Emirates or Etihad flights unless they first show a negative test for COVID-19, according to strict new rules in the United Arab Emirates.The requirement comes into force on August 1 and applies…

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Air NZ plans for Rarotonga/Cook Islands travel bubble

July 30th, 2020 by

Air New Zealand says it is getting plans in place for a travel bubble with the Cook Islands, but the Government still has to give the go-ahead.It is understood, Cabinet has been discussing plans to open the border with the popular…

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GO NZ: Sol3 Mio’s Moses McKay’s holiday memories – a life in Travel

July 29th, 2020 by

What are your favourite memories from childhood family holidays in NZ? As a kid we used to pack up as a family, piling into our baby blue Sportpac van and trailer jam-packed with body boards, tents, and a fridge. Yup, a fridge….

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GO NZ: New Zealand’s most historic hotels from jailhouses to convents

July 29th, 2020 by

A former nunnery, a prison and a castle make up this collection of New Zealand’s golden oldies writes Bridget Jones When it comes to taking a break from life, there is travelling – and then there is time travelling. On your next…

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