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Cuba’s hot, but how do I get there?

Cuba has certainly been a ‘hot’ destination again recently; after the big surge in interest for this most unusual of Caribbean islands in 2014 & 2015, we thought interest might start to wane a little, but now the first American scheduled flights have begun, demand is increasing again. There is… Read the rest

Speed Limit and Parking Changes to Oxford Tce

The speed limit for Oxford Terrace has been changed to 30km/h and parking outside of Discover Travel will be limited while the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial is constructed opposite. The roadworks are due to end for the dedication of the Memorial before the 22 Feb 2017 anniversary event. We recommend that… Read the rest

Air NZ fly direct to Vietnam

Air NZ have now announced details of New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. They will fly three times a week between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City’s  International Airport on a seasonal basis, operating from 4 June to 29 October in 2016 on Tuesdays,… Read the rest

East Africa & Kenya E-visas

From 1 September 2015 Kenyan tourist visas should be obtained online (using Google Chrome) prior to arrival at this website. If visiting Kenya, Uganda and/or Rwanda you can apply for a blanket East African Visa, introduced in April 2014. An East African visa is a blank visa which covers… Read the rest

E-visas announced for India

In great news for New Zealand travellers, India has announced e-visas are now available, thereby doing away with the need to send your passport to the Indian High Commission in Wellington and hopefully also the long queues at immigration in India! Details can be found here. This is what… Read the rest

Canada to introduce E-visas (ETA’s) from 1 August ’15

In the coming months, Canada will introduce a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers who fly to Canada. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) will not change. Starting on August 1, 2015, travellers will be able to apply for… Read the rest

Air NZ flying direct to Buenos Aires from December 2015

Air New Zealand has announced that its new Auckland to Buenos Aires, Argentina service is now on sale. We believe this will be great for Kiwis flying to points in Argentina or Brazil via Buenos Aires. The fares will offer connections from Buenos Aires to 34 domestic destinations within Argentina,… Read the rest

Singapore Airlines to launch Premium Economy in 2015

Singapore Airlines’ newest class of travel, Premium Economy Class has opened for sales from 03 February 2015. Singapore Airlines New Zealand, will be offering various fare options for travel in Premium Economy. However, it’s important to note that the product is currently only scheduled to be operated on the A380… Read the rest

A to Z bucket list of Europe Experiences

Amalfi Coast – enjoy one of our gorgeous apartments overlooking the Mediterreanean Berlin – vibrant with fascinating museums, war history and great shopping Cruise – the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Venice Dordogne – visit France’s oldest market in Sarlat England – leave London and visit the picturesque villages in the… Read the rest

Plug types worldwide

A question we are often asked at Discover Travel is ‘which plug adaptor’ do I require for my destination. Well, we refer to World Plugs as it’s easy to use – they even have a handy map. It’s worth noting that many countries have more than one plug socket represented.… Read the rest