Brook Sabin We hope to inspire Kiwis to see more of our beautiful backyard, and give them an easy way to plan and book their trip. Planning your bubble trip to Australia? Why not start by reacquainting yourself with Melbourne’s colourful laneways and shopping arcades? Whether you’re looking for some budget fun or splurging for a special occasion, there are some great-value experiences to be had in Aotearoa (and now Australia!)– and we here at Stuff Travel want to share them with you. Read on for our offers of the week. Are you a tourism operator with a great offer? Email [email protected] and tell us all about it. We'll feature our favourites on Stuff. Melbourne city break Sample the cuisine, sip a famous flat white, and finish off with a tram ride to Queen Victoria market on a Bites, Sights & Eureka Skydeck Tour, plus spend 3 nights at Rydges Melbourne in a standard room from $315 per person. On sale until April 30, 2021, for travel between April 25 … [Read more...] about Travel offers of the week: Rediscover Melbourne on a 3-night city break
Kiwis will be able to visit the Cook Islands without having to quarantine in either country from May 17. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the start date for the long-awaited two-way, quarantine-free travel bubble on Monday – two weeks before it is set to inflate. “The Cook Islands are in a stronger position to prevent, detect and manage any potential Covid-19 outbreak, which means a two-way travel bubble can now proceed,” she said. “A green travel zone between the Cooks and New Zealand will allow families to reconnect, commercial arrangements to resume, and tourism in the Cooks to kick off once again. This will all provide a boost to the Cook Island’s economy and help in the country’s recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.” READ MORE: Trans-Tasman bubble: Six more countries that could open to Kiwis in 2021 Cook Islands bubble 'disaster' for NZ tourism without Australia bubble, Queenstown mayor says Travel bubble with Cook Islands by May, Prime Minister Jacinda … [Read more...] about Cook Islands travel bubble set to inflate on May 17
Expedia knows people might need a little hand-holding as they plan their first trip after the pandemic kept them home for more than a year. So the travel booking company is using a very literal, extremely specific tool to drive that point home: a hand. Of a Jonas brother. As part of a marketing push, Expedia used a 3-D printer to make resin replicas of singer-actor Joe Jonas's right hand to give away. For travellers who want such a thing, quantities are in short supply - just 250 are available. The hands are meant "to symbolise the support and reassurance Expedia aims to bring to travellers," the company said in a news release. Each "limited-edition piece of art," as Expedia calls the "Helping Hands," have been painted with custom artwork, numbered and signed by Jonas. READ MORE: How Priyanka Chopra really feels about comments she reads about her and Nick Jonas Sophie Turner shares never-before-seen pregnancy photo alongside Joe Jonas Nick Jonas groped by fan during … [Read more...] about Expedia is giving away replicas of Joe Jonas’s hand to nervous travellers … Wait, what?
Besides, some tourists had to change their travel plans due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. According to Vietnam Travel And Marketing Transports Joint Stock Company (Vietravel), the company got used to the pandemic outbreak, tour cancelation or delay, etc so the company is always ready for dealing with the pandemic and actively supports its customers. However, the Covid-19 outbreak over the provinces and cities nationwide caused significant impacts on the upcoming summer tours. Another tourism company named TST also said that travelers often canceled the Northern and Central trips. On the same day, the Municipal Department of Tourism sent an official instruction letter to districts, heads of tourism destinations to strictly comply with the Covid-19 control and prevention regulations of the Ministry of Health. Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of HCMC Department of Tourism said that the agency required the staff at tourism destinations to follow the Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Numerous tourists must cancel travel plan due to Covid-19
Tui will offer coronavirus tests for a fraction of standard prices to 'make travel a possibility' once restrictions are lifted on May 17. The UK's largest holiday company said its cheapest package - made up of a lateral flow test and PCR test - will be available for just £20. The tests will be requirements for people returning to or visiting England from green list destinations under the Government's traffic light system for international travel from May 17. Passengers from green list countries - expected to include Malta, Jamaica and Portugal - must get a lateral flow or PCR test no more than 72 hours before flying into the UK. They must also get a PCR test once they have landed. The Government is set to provide free rapid Covid test kits to those travelling abroad so they can avoid the hassle of finding one before they returned, Whitehall sources claimed. But arrivals would still have to pay at least £50 each for the gold-standard PCR test on landing. The package from … [Read more...] about Tui will offer £20 Covid tests for holidaymakers travelling to green list destinations this summer