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Singapore Airlines A350 seating previewed in Christchurch

In news that’s been long awaited by long haul travellers in Christchurch, Singapore Airlines have today announced they will be flying their A350 aircraft to Christchurch from 07 January 2019. The A350 will replace the current Boeing 777-200ER which operates flights Christchurch to Singapore (SQ298) and Singapore to Christchurch (SQ297)… Read the rest

Check out our fresh new in-store look!

We’ve been busy decorating and re-designed our office, and are proud to enter 2018 with a fresh and spacious new in-store look. While the Oxford Terrace construction works continue (scheduled to finish in August) we are now using Montreal Street as our main entrance. We now have a dedicated reception… Read the rest

Air NZ launches new Chicago service from Nov 2018

After months of speculation, Air New Zealand have announced their latest long-haul destination – they will commence thrice weekly direct services between Auckland and Chicago, effective from 30 Nov 2018. NZ 787-9 aircraft will operate the Auckland-Chicago year-round service, which has a northbound flight time or around 15 hours, and… Read the rest

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