Lights, Camera, Action, Travel – Top Movie Locations to Visit

Movie-making is big business, especially for the locations where successful movies were filmed, which can continue to draw huge numbers of visitors seeking to see for themselves where all the action took place. Fantasy trilogies Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have been huge successes in promoting New Zealand abroad, with thousands of travellers who may not have even heard of the country, much less … Continue reading


Top Resorts in Fabulous Fiji

If you fancy a beach getaway with the comfort of a modern resort, Lauren Kenny from Flight Centre Hornby has some suggestions for your Fiji holiday so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The Westin has a nice feel, designed in a comfortable Fijian style. The rooms (and the beds) are very comfortable, there is some excellent dining to be had in their … Continue reading


Discover Exotic Asia on a China Holiday

Discover the mysteries of the Orient and the spectacles of modern innovation on a China holiday, as Alicia Warner from Flight Centre Whangarei recounts. The winding alleyways of Shanghai’s Old Town are lined with shops, teahouses and restaurants, leading to the elegant and tranquil Yu Garden. The Old Town is a fantastic area in the middle of this vast city, where visitors can find amazing architecture … Continue reading


Fine Dining & Fine Art in Europe

Mixing the modern with the historic, a Europe holiday is a feast for all the senses. Here are some of our tips for taking in fine dining and fine art. Foodie France France has long been known as a haven for foodies and for the full blown connoisseur there is no going past the world renowned Maison de la Truffe restaurant. Set amid the luxury … Continue reading


Palm Trees & Parties on Caribbean Cruises

Stepping aboard ship on cruise holidays are to be bedazzled with a holiday extravaganza, as Danielle Moore from Flight Centre Auckland recounts. Escape from reality and let yourself loose in a magical wonderland of relaxation and entertainment. It’s amazing how much capacity a ship has. From large outdoor swimming pools, rock-climbing walls and mini golf to indoor ice skating, theatre rooms, night clubs and much more. … Continue reading


Family Holidays on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is perfect for a family holiday, so Melissa Gough from Flight Centre Auckland shares her recommendations for your Gold Coast holidays. Attractions: Outback Spectacular  - Spirit of the Horse This was a fantastic evening’s worth of entertainment. Definitely a show for families and people with a love for animals, especially horses. The staff really get the audience involved. The food is a 3 … Continue reading


Top Family Resorts for a Fiji Holiday

Warm waters and warmer welcomes serenaded Lauren Kenny from Flight Centre Hornby on her Fiji holiday, as she shares her top resort tips for a family getaway. The Fijian people are all extremely friendly and made us feel like we were an honoured guest. Everyone is always ready with a happy smile and a friendly “Bula” as you walk past. Beachcomber Island Resort impressed me as … Continue reading


Top Vancouver Sights for a Canada Holiday

Taking in slopes, cities and spirits, Charlie McIntosh from Flight Centre Auckland savours the scenery and spectacle of a Canada holiday in Vancouver. Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set amongst gorgeous mountain ranges and sparkling ocean waters of south-western Canada. Take a journey through one of the beautiful rainforests or stay closer to the city and enjoy the excitement of Vancouver’s shopping, gourmet meals, … Continue reading


Lei’d Back On Hawaii Holiday

Ask anyone which island destination is top of their bucket list and chances are Hawaii will be the answer. If it also happens to be yours, Nick Landy from Flight Centre Auckland shares his tips for your Hawaii holiday. Our first taste of Hawaiian life was being greeted with a lei at the airport – what a way to sink into island life! We then … Continue reading


The 273-Day Makeover For Emirates

If you thought painting a room in your house was bad, how about a paint-job which took 6,550 hours over 273 non-stop days? The team at Emirates can tell you exactly what it’s like! Last year 21 of the Emirates aircraft were stripped and repainted to give them a shiny new coat. It’s no small undertaking though; doing this makeover for a single Boeing 777 … Continue reading


Dunes to Tunes on Australia Holiday

Aussie is on sale so what better time to grab your cork hat and wish “G’day mate” to our friends across the Tasman on an Australia holiday. Bring on the Sun Just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is holiday central for couples and families. The Coast begins at Caloundra, and extends to Cooloola, the gateway to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Along … Continue reading


Sensational Sydney Holidays

Sydney is sensational for a family adventure or romantic short break, so Candice van den Bos from Flight Centre Auckland shares her tips for your next Sydney holiday. MADAME TUSSAUDS It’s your opportunity to take photos with your favourite celebrities. There are wax models of famous historical figures, sports stars, politicians and celebrities; everything from Alf (from Home and Away) to Marilyn Monroe and 1 Direction to … Continue reading


Arabian Nights (and Days) in Majestic Oman

One of the jewels of the Middle East is Oman, so here are some insider’s tips for those travellers lured by the romance and heritage of modern Arabia. Oman, land of 1000 old forts, castles, towers. Visit one of the largest, the 17th century Nizwa Fort, on a Friday and you will also be able to experience the lively livestock market – large crowds of … Continue reading


KL to Krabi on Asia Holidays

There’s excitement and the exotic at every turn on Asia holidays, from vibrant Kuala Lumpur and shopping in Singapore to colourful Thailand. Kuala Lumpur This Asian city is a thriving metropolis with spectacular buildings, amazing shopping malls and an abundance of culture! In fact, it’s the multicultural characteristics that make KL such an exciting destination. Soak up the colourful atmosphere and enjoy a delicious meal in … Continue reading


Aloha Hawaii – Top Accommodation Tips

Falling in love with Hawaii, Megan Heslop from Flight Centre Timaru shares her experiences and top accommodation tips for Hawaii holidays. Hawaii is such a great destination for anyone whether young, old, families, honeymooners, stag parties, hen parties, weddings, anniversary, birthdays, shopping, adventurous, relaxed… Whatever holiday you are after you can find it in O’ahu! It has everything you need right at your doorstep. Hawaii’s Waikiki … Continue reading


Outback to Skypoint on the Gold Coast

Say g’day to the GC with the top 3 must-see attractions and resorts for Gold Coast holidays, according to Tressla Clark from Flight Centre Auckland. Australian Outback Spectacular Combining horses and singing with a good dinner, this is a great night out. On arrival you are given a straw cowboy hat, either yellow or red, which will decide which team you are in. There is a bar … Continue reading


From Bustle to Beaches on Vanuatu Holiday

For an island escape where the welcome is as warm as the temperatures, Sharon Casciaro from Flight Centre Westgate recommends a Vanuatu holiday. The people of Vanuatu have been described as the happiest on Earth. They live a simple lifestyle with a very family orientated culture who look after each other, from the very young to the elderly. One of the official languages spoken is … Continue reading


Sliding Rocks & Spotting Turtles

See more in Samoa! More than just beaches and bikinis, visitors can add some unique activities to their Samoa holidays. Sliding Rocks Samoa’s Papase’ea Sliding Rocks are a group of waterfalls in the middle of Samoa’s rainforest, with natural waterslides formed by some moss-covered rocks. With three slides of varying lengths, it’s a fun stop for ‘kids’ of all ages, and only a short drive … Continue reading


The Best of Bangkok & Phuket on Thailand Holidays

Traditional yet trendy, Luseane Akau from Flight Centre Auckland shares her best of Bangkok and Phuket for attractions and accommodation on Thailand holidays. Bangkok City & Temples Tour A great insight into Thai culture and religion. For a little more you can take a Private Tour, which I’d recommend as quicker and more personalised, with nice one on one interaction with the guide. Siam Safari Camp … Continue reading


Sydney Holiday The Ideal Mini Break

Wanting a mini break with sights and sun aplenty? How about a Sydney holiday? Scott Eddington from Flight Centre Auckland shares his intro to the city. Sydney is a modern and cosmopolitan city and the ideal destination for a long luxurious weekend break. With gorgeous white sand beaches, world-class restaurants, a buzzing arts scene and designer shopping, you can spoil yourself anytime in Sydney – … Continue reading