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
A couple of small, but significant changes have happened recently at both Christchurch and Auckland airports that are important for travellers from Christchurch connecting in Auckland onto international long-haul flights.
Firstly, the Air New Zealand ‘international connection counter’ at Christchurch airport has gone – you now check in at one… Read the rest
From 1 June 2015, travelling from NZ to, and back from, South Africa with children has become a bit more complicated as children are now required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as their valid passport, under new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children.
The department… Read the rest
GOOD NEWS FOR CHRISTCHURCH TRAVELLERS!
Singapore Airlines has announced that its daily service from Christchurch to
Singapore v.v. will be operated by a refitted 777-200ER, effective 9 February on SQ297 from Singapore.
In Business Class, the richly upholstered leather seat reclines up to 125 degrees and unfolds into a 76-inch… Read the rest
We receive a steady stream of enquiries each week from Airpoints members unsure of how best to accrue and utilise their Airpoints. Here’s what’s new..
Air New Zealand have announced an overhaul of their popular Airpoints system with the majority of changes taking effect for sales & travel from 31… Read the rest
My kids are now 9 & 8, and are very fortunate – they’ve enjoyed 3 trips to Europe (approx 24hrs of flying each way), and a recent trip to Hawai’i (9hrs of flying each way) plus several hops to Australia and the Pacific Islands. Working in the travel industry, you… Read the rest
Yes, after nearly 30 years of being Adventure Travel, we decided it was time to change our name.
When Adventure Travel was conceived in the mid 1980’s, travel beyond Australia was far less common than it is today, and considered something of an ‘Adventure’. The founders of the business were… Read the rest
Don’t forget – renewing NZ passports is now possible online, and our clients are telling us it’s pretty quick too! You do need to take a proper photo that meets the requirements though, so if that’s proving challenging try your friendly local pharmacist or photo shop and ask them to… Read the rest
All New Zealand passport holders need an “ESTA” when entering the USA by air, even if they are only in transit in Los Angeles with Air New Zealand enroute to London.
You do not need an ESTA if entering the USA overland from Canada or Mexico.
Please be careful when… Read the rest
Well, it’s been a long time coming, and the Australian travelling public have been enjoying the benefits of this a little longer than us in NZ, but the Qantas/Emirates alliance is now selling airfares in New Zealand, and it looks like being good news for Christchurch travellers, not least of… Read the rest