Top 10 Holiday Destinations for New Years

New Year’s celebrations are some of the biggest festivities annually around the globe. It means very different things to different cultures, so be sure to read ahead about your New Year’s destination and know what to expect. It’s also very important to book well ahead, as flights, accommodation and any other ‘tourist essentials’ are booked out long in advance at this time of year. With … Continue reading


Five of the Best: European Family Holidays

Are you planning a family holiday to Europe? From Paris to Lake Garda, there are so many great locations to choose from for your next family holiday. Before you go, read our tips on five of the best  family holiday destinations throughout Europe. With all of the amazing earlybird airfares available right now, for travel throughout 2015, there is no better time to book! Paris, France The … Continue reading


Is Paris the best weekend getaway from London?

The beauty of London is how many other great destinations are right at your doorstep, Paris included. And while Paris is a very popular weekend destination, there are plenty of other nearby destinations to choose from! Read my blog below for the best weekend getaways and day trips from London. Feel like a romantic weekend away, a shopping spree for those big brands or a family … Continue reading


From Spain to Switzerland, top European Destinations for 2015

October is a great time of the year to start thinking about Europe travel for 2015. Around this time airlines release their Earlybird airfares which are often the best priced airfares for travel in the following year. By locking in your flights early you are assured to receive a great deal! If you’re looking for inspiration on where exactly to go in Europe, take a look at our … Continue reading


Top Tips for a Family Holiday to the Sunshine Coast

Just north of Brisbane lies the beautiful town of Noosa where you can enjoy a variety of adventure sports, a sophisticated café lifestyle, golden beaches and plenty of designer stores.  With many things to see and do, Noosa caters to all. Browse your way through the array of boutique stores, cafes and restaurants as you walk up and down the bustling Hastings Street. Find good … Continue reading


The best places to stay in Samoa

Sun, sand, relaxation and adventure; Samoa is one island in the South Pacific that really has it all. Whether you are travelling with your family, loved one, or independently, take a look at some of our favourite spots to stay while exploring the island. 1) Samoa for Families  Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Resort is a great spot for families. Treat yourself to a day of South Pacific … Continue reading


10 Tips for Solo Travellers

Solo travelling is increasingly popular as Kiwis look  to expand their horizons (and even their comfort zone) and take-off on their own. From the islands of the South Pacific to an adventure in Europe or even a tour, there are a few staples rules to keep in mind when you’re flying solo. Keep reading for a few handy tips before embarking on your solo adventure, … Continue reading


Tips for travelling in a group tour

Group tours are one of the best ways to get more bang for your buck if you want to see the world. Be shown the best places by a guide in the know, have your schedule planned for you and enjoy a stress-free front row seat to the world. To get the most out of your next group tour, take a read of Flight Centre’s tips for travelling … Continue reading


Best Events in Melbourne

Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world four consecutive times, so it’s no wonder it has become such a popular destination for Kiwis to hop over the ditch for a holiday. From the famous Melbourne Cup race or the St Kilda Festival to the vibrant night noodle markets, read our blog on the best events in Melbourne to help you plan … Continue reading


How to Plan a Couples Retreat

In order to carry out any successful plan, you must set a goal, a strategy, and most importantly, follow through. So, if you want to plan the perfect retreat for you and your partner but you’re not quite sure how to go about it, see our tips below:   Need more information on planning the perfect retreat? Contact a Flight Centre travel expert  – 130 … Continue reading


Best Beach Holiday Destinations

There aren’t many of us that would pass up a white sandy beach and crystal clear, warm waters year-round. When the winter blues are getting you down, it’s time to get away on a beach escape! Whatever your budget or preferences, there’s a sandy paradise to suit you. Check out 5 of our favourite beach holiday destinations below, and let us know if you agree! … Continue reading


Enjoying Long Haul Flights

Whether you’re on a relatively short flight or flying for 12 hours or more, sometimes the thought of passing the time during a long haul flight can be daunting. While it’s not always the most enjoyable environment (particularly if you’re flying in economy), there are few things you can do on board to pass the time. We have compiled a few tips to help you … Continue reading


The Best Free Things to do in London

A popular gateway to Europe, London is overflowing with attractions and entertainment options.  There is always something to see and do, however, it can be a bit pricey, especially if you’re not earning pounds.  Are you planning a holiday to London? Make sure you book your flights early and read about some of my favourite FREE things to do below before  you go! Changing of the … Continue reading


Top 5 Father’s Day Escapes in New Zealand

Patterned socks, a box of chocolates, or a novelty tie; if generic Father’s Day gifts are sending you into a heavy-eyed haze, perhaps it’s time to treat your Dad to the gift he really deserves.  We’ve compiled our favourite father-friendly escapes in New Zealand, perfectly tailored to your pops.  Intrepid Dad: Queenstown Let your Dad release the adrenaline junky of his youth in Queenstown! Known for … Continue reading


Top Tips for a Gold Coast Family Holiday

The Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination for kiwi travellers looking to enjoy a quick overseas getaway or a fun filled family vacation! If you’re planning a Gold Coast Holiday, read our tips below before you pack. Theme parks, beautiful beaches, nature walks and some of the latest fashion is just some of the things you can expect to find in the Gold Coast. … Continue reading


5 World Heritage Must See Sites

Are you planning a holiday to Asia or Europe? Do you get excited about historic temples, religious cities and statues? Read our blog below on some of our favourite must-see World Heritage sites before you plan your holiday. World Heritage sites get added to the UNESCO list every day in places around the world and there are now more of them than ever. These vibrant … Continue reading


Top 10 Holiday Spots in the UK & Europe

With the European summer in full force, it’s hard not to be a little envious of friends and family enjoying the sunshine while travelling their way around the UK and Europe. Check out our top picks for your next UK and European holiday… 1. London If you’re planning a trip to the UK, then London is an absolute must! Make the most out of a … Continue reading


5 Tips on Avoiding Cultural Mistakes

We all like to think that we wouldn’t embarrass ourselves when we travel, but how much do we really know about other cultures? You might know to take off your shoes before entering a home in Japan, but would you know which countries a “thumbs up” is considered offensive in? Take a moment to check out our 5 top tips on avoiding cultural mistakes before … Continue reading


Sensational Samoa – A Holiday with a Difference

Are you looking for a holiday with a difference?  Somewhere that offers a unique experience but is light on the pocket? Samoa is a destination that is brimming with culture and an authentic, untouched feel. The best part, it’s only a four hour flight time from New Zealand and you feel like you’re in another world. To help you on your way, the team at … Continue reading


Top Self Drive Holidays

Self-drive holidays are one of the best ways to see the most of a country. Whether you are planning a trip to the UK or Europe, the USA or even looking for a close-to-home escape in Australia or New Zealand, we recommend you take a look at these self-drive options… Route 66, USA If you’re looking for a self-drive holiday full of neon signs or … Continue reading