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Travelling to Thailand?  Leave the e-cigarettes at home.

Did you now you cannot bring vaporisers (like e-cigarettes and e-baraku) or refills into Thailand? Britain’s Foreign Office has issued a warning to Britons visiting Thailand that these items are likely to be confiscated and you could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted.… Read the rest

Discover the travel stories others miss.

Experience.  The Difference.   Previously known as Adventure Travel, Discover Travel was the first commercial business to re-open just two weeks after the February 2011 earthquake. Rebranded as Discover Travel in 2013, the fresh new brand continues to offer the same destinational focus on long haul and explorational travel experiences.… Read the rest

A first look at Emirates new A380 flight from Christchurch

Emirates A380s are now flying between Christchurch and Dubai daily with the commencement of services on the airline’s double-decker flagship aircraft. The new service removes of the en-route stop in Bangkok so passengers now travel all the way from Christchurch to Dubai with just one stop in Sydney. Peter and… Read the rest

Emirates Seat Reservation Charges

Emirates have advised that they are now charging travellers for advanced seat selection for flights originating in New Zealand for their cheapest fares.  Prices start from NZ$20 per adult for a trans-Tasman sector, increasing to  NZ$90 per adult for flights through to Europe.  Advance Seat Reservation before check-in is subject… Read the rest

Cuba’s hot, but how do I get there?

Cuba has certainly been a ‘hot’ destination again recently; after the big surge in interest for this most unusual of Caribbean islands in 2014 & 2015, we thought interest might start to wane a little, but now the first American scheduled flights have begun, demand is increasing again. There is… Read the rest

Speed Limit and Parking Changes to Oxford Tce

The speed limit for Oxford Terrace has been changed to 30km/h and parking outside of Discover Travel will be limited while the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial is constructed opposite. The roadworks are due to end for the dedication of the Memorial before the 22 Feb 2017 anniversary event. We recommend that… Read the rest

Air NZ fly direct to Vietnam

Air NZ have now announced details of New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. They will fly three times a week between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City’s  International Airport on a seasonal basis, operating from 4 June to 29 October in 2016 on Tuesdays,… Read the rest

16 in ’16

Discover a smorgasbord of 16 enticing experiences for the new year. Whether it’s wildlife, vibrant cities, getting off the beaten track in Europe, or the world’s most remarkable sites, call us to make your dream a reality in 2016. #1 Gorillas … Sitting face to face with a mountain Gorillas… Read the rest