Following the government’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 from 23:59 Wednesday 25 March 2020, as a ‘non essential’ business our office must remain physically closed for this minimum 4 week period. Throughout this period, the Discover Travel team will all be working remotely for you. This means that while… Read the rest
You can rest assured that for Discover Travel it’s business as (the new) normal. Following the Canterbury Earthquakes in 2011, we’ve all had plenty of practice at working remotely, and are fortunate to be working in an industry where this is possible.
Discover Travel has been in business for 20… Read the rest
From 2021 New Zealand passport holders will require an ETIAS visa waiver
for the 26 Schengen member states/countries in Europe. There is no start date yet for this requirement.
A bit like the ESTA visa waiver we need for the USA, NZ passport holders will need to apply online prior… Read the rest
Who needs an eTA
From 1 October 2019, all air travellers from 60 visa waiver countries, and all cruise travellers, will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. An ETA will last up to 2 years and cost NZD $9.00 for mobile application requests and NZD $12.00… Read the rest
Intrepid can always be relied on to keep travel fresh and interesting. Check out some of their new trips in 2020
. From discovering ancient ruins in Northern Sudan, to wandering along the glorious beaches of the Albanian Riveria or trekking the misty Tana Toraja in Indonesia. The world may… Read the rest
American Airlines to fly direct from Christchurch to the USA from Oct 2020
We’re excited to hear the news that American Airlines is set to launch the only nonstop service from Christchurch to Los Angeles from 25 October 2020 to 26 March 2021.
These routes are a direct result of… Read the rest
We’re really excited by Air New Zealand’s announcement that from October 2020 they are launching a year round, non-stop 3 x weekly service between Auckland and New York (Newark) operated by a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. At a flight time of 15hr 40m northbound and 17hr 40m southbound, the… Read the rest
Discover Travel staff were excited to be hosted by Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines recently, to inspect China Southern Airlines’ newer, larger Dreamliner (B787-900). This new aircraft started flying daily from Christchurch to Guangzhou (and beyond) on 29 October. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate China Southern Airlines’… Read the rest
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
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. We are now using Montreal Street as our main entrance.
We now have a dedicated reception area and an informal consulting space featuring a full wall size map… Read the rest