Riding the Dragon in KZN

Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:00

Part 4 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal: They’ve done the Winelands and Capetown, driven the Garden Route, and been on safari.

Puerto Rico – have we met yet?

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:58

Puerto Rico is not only back, it’s thriving almost two years after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the destination’s one year old marketing organisation reports.

Taking it to Taroko

Friday, 07 June 2019 01:25

Whether walking, biking, running a marathon, learning about the local tribal culture or simply relaxing in a spectacular natural landscape, Taroko Gorge is the go to place in Taiwan.

British-Zulu battles are centre of attention

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:08

Part 3 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province
Stories that bring to life fierce battles between Zulu warriors and the British are highlights of a stay at Fugitives’ Drift in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Behind the Big Five

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 02:55

Part two in a series on South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province
Building in an extra day or two at a game reserve can give clients a deeper understanding of how wildlife parks fit into their local communities and conservation initiatives.
That’s the advice of Christian Sperka, wildlife photographer and marketer for Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve, three and a half hours drive from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province.

Hippo happiness at St Lucia

Thursday, 02 May 2019 22:47

A big wildlife drawcard in KwaZulu Natal is St Lucia, around two hours’ drive north of Durban and home to around 900 hippos and 1200 crocodiles.

Win a place on AUH famil

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 01:04

Excite Holidays has launched a new campaign in conjunction with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Lebanon back on the map

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:17

Explore is putting Lebanon back on the tourist map with a new eight-day Highlights of Lebanon trip using local guides.

Jordan: region’s resurgence

Monday, 18 March 2019 23:50

Innovative Travel advises the resurgence of tourism in Egypt is creating a positive overflow effect onto tourism for Jordan.

New Tanna tour

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:50

Vanuatu Ecotours has launched a three-day, two-night adventure to Tanna.

TAS: spreading visitors

Friday, 08 March 2019 00:36

A Tasmanian government push to entice visitors into the regions is quickly showing dividends.

Trekking Hokkaido’s wild lands

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:01

Active Asia is promoting a nine-day small group guided tour that explores a secluded part of eastern Hokkaido, Japan.

Out with the old, in with the Newcastle

Monday, 18 February 2019 22:26

Virgin Australia and Newcastle Airport partnered to take nine key corporate travel agents and incentive operators to Newcastle recently.

Soneva Fushi special

Monday, 28 January 2019 22:55

For clients looking for a luxury resort in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi is offering free transfers and three free experiences in addition to the current stay seven, pay five nights offer for travel in February 2019, reports World Journeys.

DC ‘open’ despite shutdown

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:29

Destination DC (DDC) continues its ‘DC is Open’ campaign while the partial government shutdown continues to let visitors know that Washington, DC is open for business and is ready to welcome business and leisure travellers.

Hints for travelling in Japan

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:27

Compiled by Kathy Ombler
• Tokyo subway – ticket machines offer English translations; you can buy a single trip, day pass or buy a pasmo card (available from the ‘pink’ machines), these can be topped up as needed. (The pasmo card also can be used in 7 Eleven stores and some vending machines.)
• Subway cell phone etiquette – put phones on silent and don’t have loud conversations.

Shinto shrines to Bullet Trains

Monday, 05 November 2018 20:11

From Shinto shrine to bullet train; Shogun castle to cutting edge car production: attractions in Nagoya and neighbouring Toyota City exemplify the juxtaposition of technology and tradition that is modern Japan.


Clients oughta go to Oita

Thursday, 01 November 2018 22:24

Oita, on Japanese island Kyushu, is one of next year’s Rugby World Cup pool venues.


First hand to fjords

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 22:32

Amy Forsyth, communications and sales specialist at Wild Earth Travel, recently returned from a luxury cruising expedition with PONANT in Norway.


Exotic's Philippines trip

Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:30

Exotic Holidays is promoting an 11- day Banaue & Boracay Swing package in the Philippines priced from $2753 per person twin share.


Malaysia’s ‘unsung islands’

Monday, 15 October 2018 23:17

Exotic Holidays and Tourism Malaysia are encouraging Kiwis to look beyond the country’s most famous island beaches if they want to enjoy coastal and island destinations with less tourists.


Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:56

AIM Holidays has released packages for the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


Argentina easier to get around

Monday, 08 October 2018 22:41

Getting around Argentina has got cheaper and easier with more airlines competing for passengers, including new ultra-low-cost carrier Flybondi and Norwegian Air Argentina.

Exotic: Discover Malaysia

Monday, 01 October 2018 23:55

The wide diversity of Malaysia is the focus of a campaign that has been launched by Exotic Holidays, in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia.


Super discount at Nasama

Saturday, 22 September 2018 03:04

To coincide with Air Vanuatu’s Super Sales Fares for the 2019 low season of February and March, Vanuatu’s Nasama Resort is offering 40% off for bookings of four nights or more during this period.


Growth for Egypt & Jordan

Monday, 17 September 2018 22:36

The Middle East has become a hotspot for Australian and New Zealand travellers with Egypt and Jordan identified in the top fastest growing regions for G Adventures’ Kiwi and Aussie travellers.


Explora en Rapa Nui

Friday, 14 September 2018 00:44

Adventure World Travel has a new offer for one of Easter Island’s most celebrated hotels: explora Rapa Nui.

Wellness in the Himalayas

Monday, 10 September 2018 23:24

Exotic has five-night wellness (Ananda) packages in the Himalayas that can be extended to seven, 14 and 21 nights to suit clients. Price is on application.

Guangzhou feast for foodies

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:17

With a rich Dynastic heritage, the southern city of Ghangzhou is arguably China’s most popular culinary destination.

Calling all Yogis

Friday, 31 August 2018 03:13

World Journeys has a new itinerary combining some of the cultural highlights of India, with the International Yoga Festival taking place in Rishikesh 1 – 7 March 2019.

Namibia under canvas

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:40

World Journeys has small group journeys in Namibia staying in canvas camps.

Eclipse Travel Africa grows

Monday, 20 August 2018 22:42

Eclipse Travel is reporting growing Africa enquiries following a focus on the destination this month with exclusive savings and value-adds on offer.

Big Island volcano vacations

Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:47

Far from keeping people away, the massive Hawaiian Kilauea volcano is now drawing more tourists than ever since it erupted in May, according to a local operator who visited New Zealand recently.

Destination Churchill

Monday, 13 August 2018 21:23

Churchill is known as the polar bear and beluga capital of the world. Adventure World Travel share some insight to this destination.

Contiki unlocks India

Thursday, 09 August 2018 23:05

India is increasing in popularity as Western interest in yoga, wellness and holistic medicine booms.

Trans Siberia with TC

Thursday, 09 August 2018 22:37

A special hosted rail journey travelling from Vladivostok to St Petersburg, has been released by Innovative Travel, under its Travel Companions Club brand.

Ireland by luxury rail

Monday, 06 August 2018 21:48

World Journeys director Chris Lyons is in Ireland, experiencing a luxury rail journey aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

Bhutan enquiry increasing

Monday, 30 July 2018 22:09

Adventure World is noticing an increase in enquiry for travel to the emerging South Asian nation of Bhutan.

Oberammergau: Passion Play

Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:44

All three TTC brands, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Costsaver have confirmed pricing for the 2020 trips on all guided holidays with Oberammergau.

Mama Mia inspiration

Monday, 23 July 2018 21:04

Clients inspired by the recent release of the Mamma Mia 2 movie can visit some of the film locations with Contiki, Trafalgar and Insight Vacations.

Make it Madikwe

Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:18

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge has reopened after a two-week refurbishment.

Follow the rules on Skull Island

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:12

Visitors to Skull Island are advised to wait until the boatman sings his prayer before alighting the boat.

Backyard World War II relics

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:04

Evidence of the heavy fighting between Japanese and US forces can be found all over the Western Province region of Munda.

Land and sea from Honiara

Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:35

The Solomon Islands’ capital, Honiara faces the divers’ treasure trove of Ironbottom Sound, a stretch of water between the main island of Guadalcanal, Savo Island, and Florida Island.

GTN takes on Sri Lanka

Monday, 09 July 2018 22:55

Global Travel Network (GTN) agents were shown Sri Lanka with Thai Airways and Exotic Holidays.

Honiara – worth a look

Friday, 06 July 2018 00:43

Although Honiara is usually seen as a springboard to other islands, the Solomon Islands capital has a compelling World War II history that’s worth exploring for a day or two.

Cape Town - water improving

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:42

With rains finally hitting South Africa’s Western Cape this May and June, Cape Town is finally breathing a sigh of relief after suffering through its worst drought on record.

Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

Thursday, 28 June 2018 22:58

Cape Town’s Tintswalo Atlantic has released its 2019 rack rates which start at around $540pp per night in the low season from 1 May to 31 August.

Eclipse: Nicaragua civil unrest

Monday, 25 June 2018 22:47

Eclipse Travel has suspended sales to Nicaragua following recent civil unrest and violence as the government clashes with protestors.

Philippines’ new services

Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:21

The tropical destination of the Philippines is well worth the adventure and is a destination that many Kiwis still do not have on their radar.

Insight's Europe Preview

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:23

Insight Vacations has released its 2019 Europe Preview collection which offers clients a glimpse into Insight Experiences across the continent.

Tuscany: spas to adventure

Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:26

Tuscany is a region of much diversity, famous for its spas and wellness sector. Less known is Tuscany’s range of adventure options.

The Safari Company tours

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:43

Kiwi born, Nairobi based Andy Kibby personally hosted, The Safari Company tours, continue to grow in popularity year after year, says NZ GSA Innovative Travel.

Egypt is back and ready for travellers

Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:03

Innovative Travel’s product manager Anthony Gardiner has recently returned from an inspection of Egypt – and enjoyed the experience so much he is already planning his return trip.