Kiwi travellers may be aware of unethical travel, but they’re not avoiding it – survey

New Zealanders want to make ethical choices about where they travel and what they do when they are there, but don’t spend enough time doing their homework before booking a holiday, according to a new survey. The issue of unethical travel was highlighted last week when Kim Kardashian caused outrage after posing with what critics say is an abused elephant for an Instagram photo. Retail chain Kathmandu...

Travelling to Cuba from the USA? Here’s what we know about the new restrictions so far

New restrictions were announced last night for US travellers wishing to visit Cuba, throwing the travel industry into confusion about whether Americans will still be able to vacation there. Travel to Cuba from the USA has been difficult for decades but during his presidency, Barack Obama eased many restrictions, sparking a renewal in interest in vacationing on the Caribbean island in 2015. Despite...

Cryptocurrencies now being accepted by one of the world’s largest travel companies

– Corporate Traveller, a division of Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the largest travel companies in the world headquartered in Australia have started accepted cryptocurrencies. – BitPay will be facilitating the payment processing, after entering a strategic partnership with the travel company. One of the world’s largest travel companies is now taking a big step into the world of cryptocurrency....

When Is the Best Time to Book Holiday Travel?

Whether you’re going home, to a loved one, or on an exotic vacation for the holidays, you will undoubtedly encounter premium rates, sold out flights, and long lines at the airport. While that last one is somewhat unavoidable, but hopefully worth it for your time spent away. We’ve got some tips for how to avoid overpaying for your travel during the most wonderful time of the year. Flights during...

KAYAK Reveals Canadian Travel Habits And Hacks Ahead Of The Holidays

According to KAYAK Search Data, Warm Weather Destinations Dominate This Year’s Top Trending Lists TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Travel trendsetters take note: KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has forecasted the trending destinations where Canadians will be traveling to this holiday season and how long they plan to escape the colder climate. KAYAK also shared...

‘Heart of South America’: Bolivia Plans Bioceanic Train Connecting Atlantic, Pacific Oceans

The train will connect Peru’s Pacific coast to Brazil’s Atlantic shores. Bolivia plans to become „the heart of South America“ with a new train project that would connect the continent’s Atlantic and Pacific shores. „In the area of regional integration, Bolivia proposes to be part of the bioceanic train,“ Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Planning and Strategy Hianny Ruben Romero said during...

Vintage photos show what air travel looked like in every decade

Air travel has changed drastically throughout the decades. From the very first flight in the early 1900s to seat-side, hand-carved hams in the 1950s, to today’s touch screen entertainment system, air travel has come a long way. Keep scrolling to see what air travel looked like in every decade. 1920s The 1920s was the first era where aircraft existed that were designed exclusively for passengers....

Drone hits passenger plane for first time in North America

A drone collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada last week — the first time such a crash has happened in North America, transportation officials said. Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed Thursday’s crash near the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City in a statement on Sunday, saying he was “extremely relieved” that the Skyjet plane on its final descent only sustained...

What It’s Like To Travel Alone As A Muslim Woman

We’ve always championed women with the courage to leave their lives behind and see the world solo. But, being on the road on your own does come with complications. This is especially true if you’re a Muslim woman. Anissa Syifa Adriana, a 25-year-old backpacking Youtuber, is one such intrepid soul that inspires us with her determination to explore new countries — even in the face of prejudice....

Against the Travel Neck Pillow

This useless accessory has one job—which it fails at. Is there a pillow as useless as the U-shaped travel neck pillow? There is not. This half-ovate, toilet-seat cover-esque object reigns as King of Travel Accessories, while failing miserably at its intended sole use. It is a scourge for reasons that I will outline in this essay and of which, by the end, I will convince you without question. This...