Quest opens new property in Wellington

Quest Serviced Apartments has added to its accommodation offering in Wellington with the opening of a new property in the central city. Quest on Thorndon opened on 8 August and is a superbly appointed 37-room complex consisting of 17 one bedroom apartments, 15 studio apartments, three special studio accessible apartments and two apartments with two […]

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Illuminating a path to more city cycling

An illuminated harbour night ride, daring BMX bike stunts, and pop-up breakfast stalls are just some of the features of the 2014 Sydney Rides Festival this October. The City of Sydney’s fourth annual Sydney Rides Festival includes more than 20 events, from film screenings to an outdoor lounge with live music and gourmet food trucks […]

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Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Makeover

Four years after embarking on a comprehensive renovation project, the 12-year-old Hyatt Regency Hua Hin has an entirely new look and feel. The final touches of the extreme makeover were made last month, when work was completed on the refurbishment of 79 Hyatt Guestrooms and the establishment of 50 Deluxe Rooms, a new room category […]

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P&O Announces Biggest Ever NZ Presence

New Zealand’s growing cruise industry is set for a huge boost with P&O Cruises today announcing its biggest ever season of cruises from Auckland, in a move expected to inject close to $20 million into the local economy. The cruise line said it would extend its scheduled 2016 winter season to a record 20 cruises […]

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Thailand: Visa Fee Waiver for Chinese / Taiwanese

Holders of Chinese and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) passports will be exempt from paying the visa fees when visiting Thailand purely for the purpose of tourism for the period of 3 months between August – October 2014. The short-term waiver has been passed by the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO) as part of a […]

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Qatar increases capacity to Perth

Qatar Airways will be increasing the capacity on its Perth route with an aircraft upgrade to a Boeing 777-300. The increase in capacity will go into effect on October 1 of this year. The capacity increase from a Boeing 777-200 to a 777-300 will bring a 30% increase in seats on the direct daily flights […]

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Rotorua Photography Workshop

Rotorua photography workshop Learn from internationally acclaimed photographer Award winning photographer Mead Norton is holding a workshop in Rotorua in September to share his knowledge and skills in capturing a powerful image. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to capture a range of images, from landscapes to action shots and portraits. All to […]

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Best Western Brings a Sense of Style to Phuket

Best Western International – the World’s Biggest Hotel Family – will soon unveil a new hotel in Phuket which is set to excite guests with its sleek and stylish design. Due to open in October, BEST WESTERN Patong Beach will be located close to the heart of Phuket’s main tourist area, less than 1km from […]

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Book: Paradise Saved

Paradise Saved Dave Butler, Tony Lindsay and Janet Hunt RRP: $55.00 Released: 15 August 2014 The remarkable story of New Zealand’s wildlife sanctuaries and how they are stemming the tide of extinction. It is too soon to say extinction is over in New Zealand. Where there is no pest management in the forests and national […]

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Flavours From Nuie

Niue is full of surprises and possibly none less than its fantastic food scene, which draws on fresh local produce from the land and sea. Niue’s inaugural food festival kicks off this September and will run from 19-22 September. The festival will be a showcase of local cuisine, producers and also a coupe of very […]

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