It’s time to get your 2023 travel booked

With summer now just around the corner, we’re delighted to see that travel restrictions have largely disappeared for the vast majority of destinations including New Zealand so the travelling experience is in most cases now very similar to pre-pandemic. So, with restrictions gone and demand off the scale, we’ve been very busy!

Are you unsure where to go in 2023 and would like some inspiration? Come and travel with us on one of our two truly ‘bucket list’ escorted tours next year!

Our In Search of the Polar Bear – Summer Solstice tour to Spitsbergen is 12-22 June 2023 and we meet in Oslo. Ian is hosting this extraordinary voyage where we should experience the midnight sun amongst the pack ice. This expedition cruise is nearly sold out, but due to a cancellation we have space available at a special rate for a solo traveller or a couple in a ‘Twin with Window’ cabin and also some Suites available for couples.

Our lovely small group safari to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls is from 9 June – 2 July 2023 ex Christchurch. We are only taking a maximum of 12 people and we only have space left for one couple.

Perhaps you are looking for a great value holiday next year? How about Bali? Air New Zealand have annouced the resumption of their direct flight from Auckland to Bali from 29 March to 27 October 2023. This flight will be operated by a 787 Dreamliner three times per week (Wed, Fri & Sun) with good connections from Christchurch. Return fares start from around $1500. Call us now for economy, premium economy & business class fares before they sell out!

Bali hotel packages for 7 nights in a 4* hotel start at just $689 per person share twin, B&B and 5* hotel packages start at just $1239 per person share twin, B&B. These deals include lots of other bonuses, just ask us for details!

Other popular destinations right now are Niue, Fiji, Vietnam, Japan, Egypt & Jordan and of course Europe. We are busy planning complex European itineraries for next year, with clients keen to secure flights before the airfares rise further. Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland & Scandinavia have been in particularly high demand.

A reminder that most long-haul flights into and out of NZ are now very heavily booked until well after Christmas. We are seeing a continued limited supply of seats (and higher prices as a result) compared to pre-Covid times and we’re anticipating this to be the case throughout 2023. Please do get in touch with us asap if you have plans to travel long-haul next year as we don’t want anyone missing out on a well deserved holiday!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Travels!

The Discover Travel Team