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Venice world heritage status under threat

While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city? A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking a tsunami. It’s an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The message of Stop the Madness, Philip […]

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Holiday Inn Express opens in central Brisbane

Holiday Inn Express opens in central Brisbane Smart, streamlined and innovative accommodation: that’s what the new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane.  Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the world’s fastest growing hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended […]

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Ad spend on cruises full steam ahead

Ad spend on cruises full steam ahead Australians are willing to take to the seas with more than half (55%) considering going on a cruise. Strong growth in advertising spend from cruise operators is driving consumer enthusiasm, but questions have been raised as to whether Sydney’s infrastructure can support demand. If tour operators pull Australian […]

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Kiwis set to Repel in Nicaragua

Kiwis set to Repel in Nicaragua   Surviving in remote Nicaragua with little more than the clothes on your back may present many dangers… but contestants on the new series of Survivor New Zealand will have some protection thanks to Repel. As a key commercial partner of Survivor New Zealand, Repel is providing all 16 contestants and additional crew […]

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Norwegian Cruises – Havanna Cuba

Norwegian Cruises – Havanna Cuba Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship to sail to Cuba, made her maiden call in the capital city of Havana Tuesday morning local time.  Norwegian Cruise Line executives were onboard to celebrate the voyage, including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President & CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian Cruise Line […]

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WOP – FIJI TRAVEL APP WOP – FIJI TRAVEL APP  Fiji in the palm of your Hand – soft launching on May 5th has been designed to enrich the experiences tourists are exposed to; with detailed up to date information on Fijian Venues, Events, Tours and Promotions. Fijian Designed and Based Company – all profit stays […]

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MoU – Tourism New Zealand and AirNZ

MoU – Tourism New Zealand and AirNZ Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand today committed to a marketing partnership worth up to $20 million this year, to promote New Zealand in key offshore markets, with a focus on growing international visitation throughout New Zealand and during off-peak periods.  The two organisations signed a Memorandum […]

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Fresh touring route to boost tourism in Hurunui and Kaikoura

Tourism officials are launching a renewed touring route in the hope of showcasing the new look Kaikoura coastline and attracting visitors to areas affected by the November 2016 earthquake. The NZTA-approved route, previously known as the Alpine Pacific Triangle, has been lengthened and renamed the Alpine Pacific Touring Route (APT). The 450-kilometre APT runs between […]

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Avis offers more fleet choices

Avis offers more fleet choices In response to industry and customer demand, Avis Car Rental have added a range of new vehicles to their New Zealand fleet. Effective from 1st May, the new range gives customers more choice than ever before. New to the fleet are two new SUV groups – the Compact and Standard SUVs. […]

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Rees gets rare Gold Seal of Approval

Rees gets rare Gold Seal of Approval A New Zealand owned luxury lake-front hotel, The Rees, has achieved a Qualmark Gold Award – the top seal of approval by the rating system known as “New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality”. The Rees Hotel Queenstown is only one of two Gold Award recipients to date in […]

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Byron – Swap business suits for wetsuits

Byron – Swap business suits for wetsuits The vast array of activities on offer in Byron ensures that conferencing is not only unforgettable, but delegates return motivated and energised. It’s not all work with conferences in Byron. Long considered Australia’s favourite leisure destination, Byron’s natural beauty, prolific wellness culture and host of exciting activities gives companies the […]