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 […]

Heightened Security Confusion

Greeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, criticised a recent Transportation Security Administration advisory regarding the potential for a heightened threat status at unspecified airports in Europe and the Middle East, and we agree. The TSA advisory raised more questions than it answered. Statements from the TSA should reassure and inform […]

Book: Retro Caravans

Retro Caravans – Vantastic Kiwi Collections by Don Jessen, Bateman, RRP$39.99, August 2014 Don Jessen profiles some of the country’s prettiest and most interesting vans, and provides some history on this enduring and endearing Kiwi hobby. The Kiwi retro caravan craze is in full bloom. This is clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked […]

Book: Millennium – A Memoir

by Peri Hoskins, RRP$24.99 A slice-­of-­life travelogue, in this genre-­blending, creative non-­fiction memoir, NZ born Vince Osbourne travels to Tonga to reconnect with an old friend and usher in the new millennium… It’s December 1999, the cusp of a new millennium. Vince travels to Tonga to see the sun set on the old and the […]

1 In 10 Forgot To Pack Underwear

New survey highlights the UK’s poor holiday packing habits When it comes to holidays, the UK is a nation of poor packers, with one in ten having forgotten to pack underwear, a survey has revealed. The poll, carried out by TeletextHolidays.co.uk in partnership with Swimwear365, uncovered the poor packing habits of Brits, with most (93%) taking more items […]

Porsche at Hertz

Hertz has introduced the impressive Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman models into its  head-turning Adrenaline Collection in Australia. A total of six Porsches will initially join the Hertz fleet, including two Porsche Boxsters at Brisbane Airport and two Porsche Caymans at each of Melbourne and Sydney Airports. The latest Porsche Boxster is an engaging new rendition […]

Around the World in 20 Ways

Around The World in 20 Ways – Celebrate a Passion for Travel with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts **Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey from USD$ 50,000 per couple** In celebration of its 20th Anniversary this year, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has created a unique journey of discovery: ‘Around the World in 20 Ways’: welcoming guests into […]

Virgin – a glass bottomed plane!

Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways first ever domestic service to Scotland. Richard Branson said: “In 1984 we started the wonderful airline that is Virgin Atlantic. I am incredibly proud of […]

TravelSafeNZ

A new Safety Service for Domestic & International travellers to New Zealand A new Safety Service for Domestic and International travellers to New Zealand will now be available at the touch of a screen. New Kiwi company TravelsafeNZ has just launched an interactive service which will help travellers avoid disruption to their journey and also […]

Kathmandu TSA Light Cable Lock

Keep your luggage safe and your mind at ease with this 3 dial combination Kathmandu TSA light cable lock. This clever lock has a special identification mark that informs the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) that they can open the lock without destroying it and an indicator also alerts you when your bag has been opened. […]