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Oct 2019: UK Europe Earlybirds On Now With Cathay Pacific!

Earlybirds are still going strong! We've highlighted a few Cathay Pacific fares for you today - they're not just UK/Europe, over 20 cities are on sale.

Because it's a very topical issue at the moment, we've included some information about Cathay Pacific's carbon offset programme, Fly Greener. It's easy to use, and past or future flights can be offset. AND for the past few months, Cathay Pacific have very generously been tripling the offsets made by passengers.

Most people use their phones for photos while on holiday, so below is an article from Time Magazine on 10 tips for better smartphone photos.

Finally, there's been a number of dodgy websites created for passport renewals and the new NZeTA visa waiver - these websites look legitimate but they charge huge fees. We've listed the legitimate websites at the very bottom of the email - please pass these along to anyone who needs them.
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Brigitte, Natasha, Sue and Rachel.
 
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Earlybirds Continue!

More Earlybirds are out!

The latest airline to launch deals is Cathay Pacific and more than 20 cities across Europe, Africa and North America are on sale!

UK/Europe

Other Destinations


Travel dates: 16 January - 14 June & 01 September - 31 October 2020

*Terms & Conditions apply. Sale ends: 31 October 2019
 

Cathay Pacific Fly Greener

In support of United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, Cathay Pacific has been tripling all the carbon offsets made by passengers via their Fly Greener programme.

It's easy to use! All you need to do is enter your departure airport and your arrival airport for each leg of your journey they system will crunch the numbers.

For more information click here

To give you a rough idea of costs, Auckland to London (Heathrow) economy class return works out at just NZD$13 (depending on the exchange rate) to offset the carbon.

Offsets can be made before or after flying, and with a credit card or Asia Miles. Hurry this offer ends 31 October 2019!

Time Magazines 10 Tips For Better Smartphone Photos


Time magazine has collected 10 tips from professional photographers to help you take better snaps with your phone.


Read the article here.

More Travel Deals

Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa


Not short on facilities, adults and children alike will be able to go wild with a dazzling array of activities including a kid’s club, tennis courts, bicycle hire and more! For the not so active, the day spa will be the perfect place to unwind with a massage.

4 Nights from $519* per person, twin share

Includes
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Receive Full breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old daily*
 






 
*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply.
Sale Ends 31 October 2019

Manuia Beach Resort, Rarotonga


Manuia Beach Resort is a small intimate boutique resort framed by sparkling blue water, an amazing white sand beach and tropical gardens. Located on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga, Manuia is a true Polynesian paradise.

5 Nights from $869* per person, twin share

Includes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium Garden and Beachfront Suites include tropical breakfast daily
  • All rooms include free cultural activities, use of snorkelling gear and reef shoes and weekly scuba dive try-out in the pool PLUS a Round Rarotonga Mystery Tour per person (operates Tuesday mornings)
 
*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply.
Sale Ends 31 October 2019

Cruise Sales

Western Mediterranean


7 Night Cruise sailing from Barcelona, Spain roundtrip aboard the Norwegian Epic. Visit Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes, and Palma! Departing 10th May 2020.

7 Nights from $2799* per person, twin share Mid Ship Balcony

Includes
  • Main meals & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges, government fees & gratuities
  • FREE Beverage package
  • US$50 Shore Excursion credit per port
  • Internet package
  • Specialty Dining package,

PLUS 3rd & 4th guests at reduced fares*
 
*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply.
Sale Ends 30 October 2019

Queensland & Great Barrier Reef


10 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney roundtrip aboard the Sun Princess. Visit Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island! Departing 5th April 2020.

10 Nights from $1639* per person, twin share Inside Stateroom

Includes
  • All main meals & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges & government fees 
  • Receive up to AU$100 onboard credit per stateroom* 

CRUISE SALE WEEK BONUS: - Book by 21 Oct 2019 & receive an additional AU$100 onboard credit & 50% reduced deposit*
 
 
*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply.
Sale Ends 21 December 2019

Princess Cruises 2021 World Cruise - Bookings Open End Of This Month!


Bookings will open for the 2021 Princess world cruise on 30 October (or 29 October for Elite past passengers of Princess Cruises).

To view a larger version of the map, click here.

If you are interested, please reply to this email ASAP as pre-registrations are being taken now. This cruise always sells fast, and once the cabins are gone, they're gone.

Departs: 30 May 2021

A quick breakdown of the Itinerary: Cruising from Auckland to Australia, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, New York, South America, Easter Island, South Pacific and returning back to Auckland.

The Highlights:
  • 44 ports of call in 29 countries on 6 continents including iconic city of Quebec as well as 3 destinations in Greenland
  • 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 9 late nights & 3 overnights in Dubai, New York & Lima (Callao)
  • 10 maiden World Cruise ports
  • Book for the full 108 nights, or a segment from 22 nights

Is It Time To Renew Your Passport?


When it's time to renew your passport, please ensure you're using the official Department of Internal Affairs website of https://passports.govt.nz/ 

There are dodgy websites popping up to 'assist' people with completing the passport renewal form, these sites do not process your passport renewal (or send it to the DIA to do so). In essence, they charge you $100 to $150 to fill out a form which they the give back to you.

Read the article here on Stuff.co.nz

If you have friends/family from overseas needing an NZeTA


The new travel waiver requirement has only been in place since the beginning of the month, but third-party websites are up and running already!

Similar to the dodgy passport sites, they will charge exorbitant fees (upwards of $60) and some are asking for information that isn't required for an NZeTA - which is suspicious to say the least!

An NZeTA should only cost NZD$12 (or NZD$9 through the app) plus the $35 International Visitor Levy (if applicable) 

Please ensure your friends and family only use the official immigration website https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/ or the official iOS or Android app to apply fo the visa waiver. 

Read the newshub article here.
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Cathay Pacific Earlybirds Terms & Conditions: *Terms and conditions: Valid for sales until 31 October 2018, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices include all relevant fuel, airport & government taxes. Economy Class fares to Europe are valid for travel commencing between 16 January to 14 June 2020 or 1 September through 31 October 2020. Final fully inclusive fare may vary depending on date of departure, final destination, flight routing and stopovers taken. Payment & ticketing deadlines apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Blackout dates apply in each direction. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Flight restrictions may apply. Strict Capacity limitations apply and airfare may not be available on all dates and may not be available on all services. 

Pullman Nadi Terms and Conditions:It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices. Closeout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time. Family pricing is based on a per person cost for 2 adults and 2 children (2-11) sharing one room and using existing bedding. Extra night rates are per person. Valid for sales 1-31 Oct 19. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 21 Oct 2019 to 31 Mar 2020 (unless otherwise specified). Land Only – International flights are not included, airfares are additional. Due to Flight schedules pre and/or post accommodation in Nadi may be required. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Travel requiring an overnight stay in New Zealand will be at passengers’ own expense. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations. Based on exchange rate as at 1 Oct 19. Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. 

Manuia Beach Terms and Conditions: *It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices. Closeout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time. Discounts are already included in the advertised price and no further discount applies. Extra night rates are per person. Valid for sales 1-31 Oct 19. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Jun 2020 (unless otherwise specified). Land Only – International flights are not included, airfares are additional. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Travel requiring an overnight stay in New Zealand will be at passengers’ own expense. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations. Based on exchange rate as at 24 Sep 19. Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights.

Western Mediterranean Terms and Conditions:  *Valid for new bookings made by 30 Oct 2019, unless sold out prior. Prices are per person, twin share in NZD, in lead-in Balcony stateroom, inclusive of port charges, taxes & gratuities. This excludes gratuities or service charges for any purchases guest may make on board - including but not limited to beverages, specialty restaurants, spa services etc. (which are subject to change). Subject to availability. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Surcharge applies to other departure dates & stateroom categories. Airfares are additional. Offers are capacity controlled & subject to change at any time without notice. BONUS OFFERS: Are per stateroom & valid when booking a Balcony stateroom. BEVERAGE PACKAGE: Applicable to guests 1 & 2 over 21 years at time of sailing. Premium Beverage package is valued at US$99pp, per day & includes a variety of spirits & cocktails, wines by the glass & bottled or draft beer up to US$15. Exclusions apply. SHORE EXCURSION CREDIT: Credit is per stateroom, has no monetary value & is non-refundable. Applicable for each port, including debarkation port & is not transferable to other ports. Use the credit or lose it. Does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays count as one port. INTERNET PACKAGE: Receive 250 minutes per stateroom, including activation fee. Internet will be applied to the 1st guest in a stateroom. One login per stateroom. SPECIAL DINING PACKAGE: Package is on a per meal basis for guests 1 & 2 with a maximum of 3 meals for cruises 7-8 nights, a maximum of 4 meals for cruises 9-10 nights and a maximum of 5 meals for cruises 11 nights or more. 3rd & 4th GUEST: Offer valid for guests 3 & 4 when sharing a stateroom with guests 1 & 2 paying full fare, ask us for pricing. Valid on select sailings only & dates are subject to change at any time without notice. ONBOARD CREDIT: Valid for bookings made 01-16 Oct 2019. Onboard credit is per stateroom, in U.S dollars, amount varies by stateroom category and will be applied to the 1st and 2nd guest in the stateroom. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable and may not be used toward on board service charges, pre-purchased activities or foreign exchange transactions. Prices & offers are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices based on payment made by cash/cheque only. Further terms & conditions apply.

Exploring Queensland & Willis Island: PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS: Valid for sales to 12 Dec 2019. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 13 Feb 2020 to 5 Sep 2020 (unless otherwise specified).A non-refundable deposit is due within 3 days of reservation. Full payment conditions apply. Any savings included in advertised price and is based on the cruise far e only. PAST GUEST ONBOARD CREDIT is in currency specified, per stateroom and valid when booking a balcony stateroom and above only. ONBOARD CREDIT is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino.CRUISE SALE WEEK BONUS: Valid for sales until 21 Oct 2019 only. Reduced deposit allows you to pay half the usual deposit amount at time of booking & the balance at time of full payment. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations . Strict cancellation fees apply. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information. Trade enquiries via GO Holidays. Prices are based on lead-in stateroom categories, surcharges apply for other categories. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice.]

*General Terms And Conditions: Prices are correct at time of printing, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque and eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms and conditions apply. Contact us for further details.