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Travel is busy – it’s time to get organised!

We’re delighted to report that overseas travel is most definitely back! Our phone line and emails have been running hot since the removal of NZ’s border restrictions. NZ has been a few months behind much of the rest of the world in its re-opening, but we are now fast catching… Read the rest

Pre-departure tests for USA no longer required from June 12th

International travelers will no longer need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding flights to the United States, federal health officials announced Friday, ending one of the USA’s last pandemic-related travel requirements. The requirement will end at 12:01 a.m. Sunday 12 June 2022. The Centers for Disease… Read the rest

Discover Travel is now working remotely

After over 13 years in our current Oxford Terrace premises, our lease has finally come to an end, so we’ve now moved to remote working. It’s business as usual for Discover Travel via remote working during our current office hours of 9am-4pm Monday – Friday, so please just email us… Read the rest

Travel Credits

Over the last 2 years, we have been managing a large number of travel credits with a variety of suppliers including airlines (e,g Air NZ, Qantas, Virgin, Fijian, United, American), tour operators (Globus, Scenic, APT, Backroads, Explore, G Adventures, Intrepid, Rocky Mountaineer, World Expeditions/U-Tracks, Journey Beyond, Innovative, World Journeys etc)… Read the rest

Happy Canterbury Anniversary Day!

Happy Canterbury Anniversary Day! Earlier this week, we marked a remarkable 600 days since NZ closed its borders to the world and it has certainly been a interesting time for your friendly local travel agent ever since! Since March 2020 we’ve worked tirelessly to chase millions of dollars of refunds… Read the rest

Discover Travel update (28 August’21)

With NZ currently at alert Level 4 and moving to Level 3 on Sep 1st, the Discover Travel office is temporarily closed, but Peter will be re-opening the doors when we get back to Level 2, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Domestic travel can resume at Level 2, and of course we’re all… Read the rest

Kia Orana the Cook Islands – now open!

We’re thrilled that NZ’s two-way bubble with the Cook Islands started on 17 May, so with colder weather fast approaching, please contact us now to secure your own spell of winter avoidance! Initially there will be 3-4 Air New Zealand flights per week to Rarotonga, departing Auckland at 855am (so… Read the rest

Australia Travel Bubble from 19th April

We’re excited to hear that the much anticipated two-way Trans-Tasman quarantine-free bubble with Australia is finally confirmed. We’ve been hearing from many clients that they are anxious to get across the ‘ditch’ to finally be reunited with family and friends or to escape the coldest months of our winter, so… Read the rest