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Natasha Mayers - Flight Centre Hamilton

Countries visited: 33 | Favourite city: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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Q: What’s new in travel in 2019?

A: 2019 is going to have 3 world cups which will be well worth traveling to. The Cricket World Cup hosted in England and Wales, the Netball World Cup hosted in Liverpool and the Rugby World Cup hosted in Japan.

Q: I'm a 'Foodie' and LOVE to try new restaurants. Do you have any hot spot suggestions?

A: Without a doubt, I would recommend 34 Restaurant in Mayfair, London. To start I had the ceviche of scallop, lobster, shrimp and bass and for my main the spiced spatch-cock chicken. They also have amazing cocktails from the in-house mixologist. Everything about the restaurant was divine!

Q: What’s your top bucket list experience?

A: I would fly with Etihad Airways and book the residence suite with unlimited fine dining and champagne. I’d want to travel through South Africa and Zimbabwe on a Luxury Gold tour as they offer the chance to sit on the summit of Table Mountain in Cape Town with a private drinks reception to watch the African sunset. Following this, I’d then head to Kruger National Park to spot the Big Five and go glamping in a luxurious lodge.

Q: What’s your Number 1 tip for all travellers?

A: Money comes and goes but memories last forever.

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Rebekah Ochiai - Flight Centre Hurstmere Road (Takapuna)

Countries visited: 17 | Favourite city: Venice

Our Travel Experts like Tash are not only experts, they're travellers too. And they'll share their personal experience with you to help you get the most out of your next overseas trip.

 

Q: What major cruise trends are you noticing for 2020?

A: With many new ships being released in the next few years, there is two things that are being focused on. New modern ideas of technology and also a big health and wellness push. For example Princess Crusies adding a Medallion Class on all their ships, and Royal Caribbean building "Spa Staterooms" on their latest ships.

Q: Are more people planning to cruise further afield or closer to home?

A: It's quite common for people to take their first cruise close to home to "test the waters", but then fall in love with it and build it into their bigger holiday plans.

Q: Are there any new or quirky destinations making an impact?

A: Expedition Cruises are becoming increasingly popular, so places like Antarctica, Galapagos and Easter Island are on people's bucket lists! The great thing about Small Ship cruising is they can get into smaller ports for more immersive experiences.

Q: What are your own cruise plans for the next year?

A: Next year I'm sticking close to home (so far!). I am travelling on a cruise around New Zealand with Dream Cruises in January, and a P&O Cruises 3 day break with family for my birthday. But seriously thinking of a cruise in Japan/South Korea sometime too.

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