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Hotel review: Oaks Wellington Hotel

Pamela Wade checks into the recently-opened Oaks Wellington Hotel.Check-in experience: The lobby is typical of the whole hotel — light, airy and contemporary. Set back from the bustle of Courtenay Place, it’s immediately quiet and soothing; and, staffed 24 hours, there’s…

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Camping in the Carterton Holiday Park

Would you go there again is the first question to be asked after staying in a campground.After a four day family tenting holiday at Carterton Holiday Park my answer was a resounding yes.Holidaying in Carterton, in the heart of the…

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Uncertain future of the luxurious floating hotel

A luxury hotel ship has been moored at its original destination for just over a year: the John Brewer Reef in Australia, about 70 kilometers from Townsville, Queensland. The floating hotel has 200 rooms, clubs, bars, a gym, a sauna…

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Tourism Australia launches bushfire resource for travellers

Tourism Australia has developed a resource for agents or travellers currently visiting or planning to visit the country in response to the ongoing bushfire situation.The new portal shows which tourism areas have been affected.Wildfires have been burning across the east…

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Hundreds of planes diverted by Middle East unrest

Analysis of travel data has revealed the dramatic impact of the decision by airlines to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace.More than a thousand fights a week from destinations throughout the Middle East and around the world, as well as tens…

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Tourism Australia launches bushfire resource for travellers

Tourism Australia has developed a resource for agents or travellers currently visiting or planning to visit the country in response to the ongoing bushfire situation.The new portal shows which tourism areas have been affected.Wildfires have been burning across the east…

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Island Hopping: Kāpiti Island – going back in time

The Herald discovers the secrets of the best New Zealand islands to visit this summer. Today: Kāpiti IslandA visitor to Kāpiti Island recently described it as “Zealandia on speed”.“Kāpiti Island offers a glimpse into the way Aotearoa was 150 years…

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Air New Zealand world’s second safest airline 2019

In spite of Boeing taking roasting over the 737 MAX safety issues following a high-profile passenger jet crash in Ethiopia, 2019 was one of the safest years for air travel on record.According to Dutch consulting firm To70 last year commercial…

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