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Sept 2019: Partner Flies Free with Wendy Wu!

Our Team is in full swing!!  Brigitte our recent jetsetter is back – she’s been touring in Europe – covering Italy and Croatia with Globus Tours and time in the beautiful cities of Zurich and Vienna.  This coming week Natasha takes a well-earned break in Bali checking out the Emirates direct flight, along with a very affordable private Family Villa.  

Back in the office - Brigitte, Rachel and Sue and working hard with the Earlybird season underway!!  Contact us to get your first choice on 2020 deals for Tours, Cruises, Flights and Accommodation and more! 

You may see more emails than our regular 1 per month from us… we just don’t want you to miss out on all the deals. Please just keep the relevant emails😊 

So the sales are really starting to roll in now! Judging by what's coming out, 2020 is going to be a massive year for travel! 
  • First up we have an AMAZING Thailand (Bangkok and/or Phuket) return flight special for 2020, for just $1200 per person – flying Singapore Airlines – contact us with your preferred dates!
  • All our favourite Globus and Cosmos/Cosmos Lite touring, Monograms and Avalon River Cruises are on sale. Don’t forget Insight, Trafalgar, Costsaver and Contiki tours who also have deals out…
  • We start an exclusive Cruise Sale from Mon 23 Sept – covering Princess, Carnival, P&O and Cunard Cruises…. Have you searched our amazing Cruise Factory Search function on our website? Find your perfect cruise; then contact us for cruise details/deals
  • Another deal I want to make special note of is the Partner Flies Free offer with Wendy Wu Tours. If China, South East Asia, Japan or India have been on your bucket list a while, a classic group tour might be just the thing for you. All the arrangements are taken care of; flights, accommodation, transfers, touring meals and any required visas too! All you need to do is show up and enjoy the sights!
One of our travellers – Brigitte’s nephew Sam Kempf has become ‘famous’ on his recent trip to Barcelona with his cousins, including Brigitte’s daughter Abigail (whose in the front seat on the video) on a Barcelona Roller Coaster, where Sam caught a flying cell phone going over 130km an hour! The YouTube video has been viewed over 6.5 million times, the video has gone ‘viral’ and has been featured in the news around the world. Here is the clip to view! 
Heads up - If you have overseas friends and/or relatives planning to visit New Zealand, make sure they're aware of the new travel requirements. From 1 October many visitors to New Zealand will need an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they can travel. The details are below.

Finally, if you have an older Apple MacBook Pro, there is a battery recall on some models and you may not be able to fly with it. The link to check it is at the bottom of this email. 
Kind regards,

Brigitte, Natasha, Rachel and Sue
 
phone: +64 3 688 8486
mob: +64 27 233 3027
travel@memoriesconnection.co.nz
www.memoriesconnection.co.nz

Earlybird Sale - Partner Flies Free


Book your place on a 2020 Wendy Wu group tour and your partner flies free!* Below is a selection of tours that qualify for the free flight

Classic Mekong 


Embark on a glorious adventure, starting at Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.
 
Partner flies free @ $6340pp (Total Saving $1500 per couple) - Price based on 04 Feb 2020 departure.
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply. Sale Ends 18 October.

Inspiring India 


With its diversity of colours, culture and heritage, India is one of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Explore the charms of Delhi, see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, search for tigers in Ranthambore and discover Rajasthan’s palaces.
 
Partner flies free @ $4480pp (Total Saving $1400 per couple) - Price based on 24 Jan 2020 departure.
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply. Sale Ends 18 October.

Wonders of China


China is a land of many wonders – both ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This popular tour takes in China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall and the Terracotta Army, to the Giant Pandas and the mighty Yangtze.
 
Partner flies free @ $4880pp (Total Saving $1300 per couple) - Price based on 02 Mar 2020 departure.
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply. Sale Ends 18 October.

Japan Uncovered


Our most extensive tour of Japan includes all the classic sights and key cultural activities. Featuring modern cities, historical sights and beautiful landscapes, you get the most from this fascinating land.
 
Partner flies free @ 10790pp (Total Saving $1600 per couple) - Price based on 20 Mar 2020 departure
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply. Sale Ends 18 October.

Where Can You Go With Wendy Wu?

✓ China
✓ Vietnam
✓ India
✓ Japan
✓ Tibet
✓ Mongolia
✓ Central Asia
✓ Cambodia
✓ Laos
✓ Thailand
✓ Myanmar
✓ Borneo
✓ Indonesia
✓ Nepal
✓ Bhutan
✓ Sri Lanka
✓ Singapore
✓ South Korea
✓ Taiwan
✓ Hong Hong
✓ Macau
All Wendy Wu Packages Include:
  • Return international economy airfares
  • All meals and accommodation
  • All transportation and transfers
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English-speaking National Escort &/or local guides
  • Visa fees for NZ passport holders

Earlybirds!

Earlybirds deals for flight to the UK/Europe are coming out now!

If a UK/Europe holiday, tour or cruise is in your plans for 2020, now is the time to start getting your flights organised!

If you have rough dates for travel, send them through and I'll take a look at the options for you. 

New travel rules for New Zealand


The New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request theirs via the official mobile app or website. Approval can take up to 72 hours, so get yours before you go.

The NZeTA is required for travel from 1 October 2019. 

If you have friends/family coming to visit from overseas, send them to: www.immigration.govt.nz/nzeta to find out if they need one.    
 

More Travel Deals

Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort


Unwind at the resort pool with an island cocktail from the swim-up pool bar, play a game of tennis, take part in water activities including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding or indulge in a spa treatment at the Manaia Polynesian Spa.

Travel during 1 November - 24 December 2019 & 11 January - 31 March 2020.
 
Includes:
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Children 4-12 years PLAY for FREE at Dolphin Kids Club
  • FREE use of non-motorised water sports (excludes paddleboarding)
  • FREE parking, porterage and Wi-Fi
PLUS
  • Save up to 15% on accommodation and receive a WST100 credit per booking (to be used at hotel-owned bars, restaurants, Spa and room service)
  • 2 x 30 minute massages per room per stay
  • Up to two kids 12 years and under eat FREE from the Buffet or Kids Menu when dining with adults
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 30 September 2019.

Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga


Crown Beach Resort & Spa presents a private secluded space for just 36 couples to escape in 5 acres of tropical gardens and an endless icing sugar beach that caresses a sparkling blue lagoon.

Travel during 1-23 December 2019 & 5 January - 31 March 2020.
 
Includes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Daily Cooked and Tropical Breakfast Buffet with beverage station
  • Happy hour with reduced prices
  • Nightly turn-down service with flowers
BONUS:
  • Includes up to 2 FREE nights
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 30 September 2019.

Travelling with Apple Laptops


Air New Zealand (along with a number of other international airlines) are advising against bringing older 15-inch MacBook Pros onto flights after a battery recall.

Apple says a "limited number" of 15-inch MacBook Pros sold mostly between September 2015 and February 2017 have batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk.

If you have an older MacBook, you can check if it's affected by the recall here: https://support.apple.com/en-nz/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall

Read the article on stuff.co.nz here.
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Terms and conditions: Partner flies free is valid on International airfare inclusive tours of 15 days or more to China, South East Asia, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, departing between 01 February and 31 July 2020. May not be available on public holidays, and school holidays departure. Subject to applicable discounted airfares being available. Single travellers will be offered a discount of up to $600 off, subject to availability. A non-refundable deposit of $2000 per person is due within 3 days of confirmation. Discount is the cost of the lowest available flight from New Zealand to join the tour, not including government taxes and surcharges, surcharges for regional departures may apply.  Valid for new bookings only. Partner flies free is not applicable with any other offer except past passenger discounts or otherwise stated. Sale end on 18 October 2019. Advertised price based on selected low season prices, seasonal surcharges apply to other departures. Refer to 2019/20 brochure or www.wendywutours.co.nz for full tour details and booking conditions. Prices correct as at 21 August 2019.

Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort:  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 9-30 Sep 19. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 1 Nov 2019 to 31 Mar 2020 (unless otherwise specified). Land Only – International flights are not includes, airfares are additional. Discounts are already included in the advertised price and no further discounts applies. 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 9 Sep 19. Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. For split stays please contact your travel consultant. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information.

Crown Beach 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. FREE nights are already included in the advertised price. Extra night rates are per person. Valid for sales 9-30 Sep 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 includes, 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 9 Sep 19. Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. For split stays please contact your travel consultant. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information.

*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.