Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track – Stairway to Heaven

As a relatively obscure song alludes to in its opening lines: “Passing seasons all but fade away into misty clouds of autumn grey,” so in Southland, seasons change rapidly as I was about to find out. The weather gods were on our side and the morning mist was soon burning off as we started hiking […]

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Dallas / Fort Worth : Only U.S. Airport Offering Expedited Customs Clearance

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has emerged as the only airport in the United States (U.S.) that offers all expedited Customs clearance programs for international travelers, making it the easiest and most efficient airport to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The clearance programs implemented at DFW include: CBP’s Global Entry Trusted […]

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Book: The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook

THE HOBBIT MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY LOCATION GUIDEBOOK Ian Brodie   NZ RRP $44.99 PB | Release Date 1 November 2014 | HarperCollins NZ   New book showcases the magnificence of ‘Middle-earth’ New Zealand Since the incredible global success of the Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit trilogy, New Zealand has become the […]

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Chocoholics – a mouth-watering reason to visit Malaysia

Switzerland, Belgium, Malaysia? Malaysia is launching a yummy bid for world-class status in the highly competitive world of chocolate making and they’re really taking it to the people now that South-East Asia’s first ever chocolate museum has been officially opened. The temple of this heavenly food is in the city of Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, […]

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Naladhu Maldives – new 2-Bed Pool Residence

Naladhu Maldives has added a magnificent new Two Bedroom Pool Residence. The new Residence totals 600 square metres of private, ocean-facing indulgent living space, including a 95 square metre pool, an extensive sun deck, indoor and outdoor dining and living rooms, plus a butler’s kitchen and pantry. With a master bedroom on the upper level […]

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua Upgrades

Guests at Millennium Hotel Rotorua have had a pleasant surprise recently and the sheer delight from conference delegates has been overwhelming. Without yelling from the tree tops, General Manager Pipiana Whiston has quietly refitted her accommodation rooms at the iconic hotel, located in New Zealand’s sought-after destination, Rotorua. Ms. Whiston says “Guests love the new look, […]

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Cruise Whitsundays’ new Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie

The Whitsundays’ largest marine tourism operator Cruise Whitsundays has moved to a brand new, state of the art, custom built Maritime Terminal in central Airlie Beach. The new $15m terminal at the Port of Airlie sets a new standard for maritime experiences, not only for Airlie Beach but Australia and it’s surrounding South Pacific region. […]

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Matt Moran’s showpiece of Sydney dining at Barangaroo

Leading Australian chef and restaurateur Matt Moran has announced he will be bringing his passion for Australian food, drinks and hospitality to Barangaroo.  Moran with his business partner, Peter Sullivan from MorSul (Moran and Sullivan), together with Bruce Solomon and Anna Solomon of Solotel, will create a unique experience at Barangaroo across a three level […]

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What medical conditions does travel insurance really cover?

Travel insurance does cover medical conditions but, like all insurances, there are restrictions and exclusions set within the policy to keep premium costs lower for the consumer. Travel insurance prices are all based on risk assessment. Just as skydiving isn’t covered as it’s too risky to insure, the same goes for serious illnesses and injury. If […]

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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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