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Covid-19 Travel update: 7 April 2020

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

It’s business as (the new) normal

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

New Zealand introduces NZ eTA for overseas visitors

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

Air NZ to add New York and axe London from Oct 2020

New York 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

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. 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