Mongolia removes visas for 42 countries

The Government of Mongolia is advancing travel facilitation by removing visa requirements for citizens of 42 countries. The Government of Mongolia recently granted visa free access to the country for up to 30 days for tourist and short business trips of citizens from 42 countries, in addition to the 20 countries already benefitting from visa […]

Interesting global coffee facts

When you are travelling and getting used to new cultures and cuisines, you could be excused from think that simplest way to start the day is with a coffee. Australians and Kiwi’s often garner strange looks when they order a ‘long-black’ or a ‘flat white’. Flight search and comparison website, www.cheapflights.com.au, has investigated 31 ways to […]

The ins and outs of travel insurance comparisons

Be Protected When Escaping the Winter Blues So it’s winter… again and you need warming! You’ve booked your holiday escape to a tropical destination; but have you bought travel insurance? If you’re turning to price-comparison sites to find insurance, trying to decide on which policy to buy can be baffling. Travel insurance comparison website comparetravelinsurance.co.nz […]

Book: The Freedom Project

THE FREEDOM PROJECT : TRAVEL – THE ZEN APPROACH TO TRAVEL AS A LIFESTYLE By Wilko van de Kamp The Freedom Project: Travel |  freedomprojectbook.com | ISBN 978-0993826009 Sold online by Amazon and others | Bookstore distribution expected August 2014. “This book is the liberating blueprint for finding freedom and happiness in your traveling life.” […]

Most Efficient Airports for 2014

ATRS (Air Transport Research Society), the world’s leading academic society in the air transportation field, measures and compares the operating/managerial efficiency, cost competitiveness, financial performance and airport user charges for 200 airports and 26 airport groups in Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and Oceania released the 2014 airport benchmark study. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, […]

Book: Food, wine and stories from Central Otago

Amisfield: Food, wine and stories from Central Otago RRP: $59.99 Released: 1 August 2014 Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. The book draws together 25 years in the wine business and a decade of […]

airBaltic now accepts Bitcoin

Latvian airline airBaltic now accepts Bitcoin as payment for tickets on its website. The ticket prices on the website are displayed in euros. When airBaltic customers pay for their flight, their Bitcoins are converted into euros at the current exchange rate. To make accepting Bitcoin possible, airBaltic teamed up with Bitpay, a third-party payment processor […]

#NZDronie – the ultimate selfie

Holiday makers will be able to share a unique video of themselves in some of the South Island’s most picturesque locations, thanks to Tourism New Zealand’s latest campaign to target Australian travellers. Launched with the support of regional tourism operators, the new campaign will see a drone (a remote controlled flying camera), travel around iconic […]

Special Fare to Farewell Aranui 3

The Aranui experience offers travellers the chance to explore nine beautiful islands across three French Polynesian archipelagoes – the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands – and with transport, meals, accommodation and tours all included. After more than a decade sailing the South Pacific, the distinctive cruise freighter will be retired in late 2015. To farewell […]

THAI – First 787-8 Dreamliner Takes Off

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited’s (THAI) first 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft departed from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Seattle, Washington, USA on a non-stop, 15-hour flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand. The 787-8 is the first of eight Dreamliners that THAI will lease from AerCap (six 787-8 set for delivery between 2014-2015, and two 787-9 for […]