Covid-19 update 12 May 2020

    We hope you are safe and well and looking forward to significantly more freedom later this week!

    Following the government’s announcement to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 from 23:59 on Wednesday 13th May 2020, we are delighted to be re-opening our office at 9am on Thursday 14th May, and we look forward to welcoming you in-store.

    The Discover Travel team has spent the last 7 weeks methodically unravelling your March to August 2020 travel plans, either cancelling or deferring these as per your instructions.  We will continue to do so until the borders re-open and international travel resumes.

    We sincerely appreciate your continued support, patience and understanding over this period, and are especially thankful to those clients who have reached out to us with kind words and compassion for our team, at what has obviously been an immensely challenging time for all of us in the travel industry. We have always been a proud local Christchurch company and we will continue to act reasonably and responsibly, with our customers’ best interests at the heart of everything we do.

    With the move to Level 2, we are delighted that Domestic Travel will again be permitted, so now’s the time to be thinking about exploring our own little slice of paradise whilst it’s not too crowded and discover some of New Zealand’s hidden gems!

    We’d be most grateful, in the spirit of supporting local businesses, if you could give us the opportunity to book your domestic travel arrangements for you. Our team has travelled extensively around NZ, so whether it’s a campervan hire, a romantic weekend away, a walking or cycling adventure, or even a fully escorted tour, we have a range of options to tempt you. Expect more as our local tourism businesses gear up to cater to Kiwi travellers.

    We’re also excited at the prospect of an ‘Anzac Bubble’ with Australia and possibly even the Pacific Islands as well. We await with interest further news from our Government on exactly when these ‘international travel bubbles’ might open, but it does now seem increasingly possible that this might happen later this year, so fingers & toes crossed!

    Happy Travels!
    Ian, Peter and the Discover Travel Team.