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NZ to impose a travel tax on visitors

The New Zealand Government will impose a travel tax of $21.57 (incl. GST) per air passenger and $26.22 (incl. GST) per cruise passenger, with the money collected replacing the current Crown funding of border services provided by Customs and Ministry…

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Qatar Airways adds another Australian route

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al BakerThis is in addition to the recent announcement that the airline will fly into Sydney from 1 March, 2016.Adelaide will be the first Australian port to receive Qatar Airways’ new A350 aircraft. Flying…

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NZ hospitality associations merge

“We are sorry to be saying goodbye to MANZ – which is a long established association representing an important and distinct sector of New Zealand accommodation. However, wealready have a close working relationship with HNZ and we expect that to…

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Airbnb in trouble over drip pricing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has thrown the book at AirBnbThe ACCC found that Airbnb failed to adequately disclose a mandatory Service Fee and also a Cleaning Fee, where applied by an accommodation host, on Search Results pages…

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Helloworld travel agent brand expands to New Zealand

The agreed consideration and anticipated effect on profit are not material. HLO CEO Elizabeth Gaines said the acquisition would support the strategic growth of HLO’s operations in New Zealand.“The intended acquisition of up to 10 retail travel stores from Air…

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TDS N. America: Are you feeling lucky for Las Vegas?

EyeforTravel’s flagship event TDS N. America (October 19-20, Bellagio Las Vegas) is now less than 4 weeks away and to build on the excitement we’re giving all 400+ confirmed attendees the chance to win $200 worth of Bellagio casino chips.All…

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Adventure Heros

The man in the two photos is Terry Lasenby. He’s 65 years old, is a builder from a town not far from mine, lives in an ordinary house, drives an ordinary car and generally blends into a crowd without being…

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First Adventure Memory

I remember the weekend very clearly, even though it was nearly 30 years ago – the weekend that changed my life. It was a walk in the mountains. Mildly interesting I hear you say, but we’ve all done that. Phil,…