Travel and Resorts

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New Tourism Adventure - Redwoods Nightlights

Located within Rotorua’s Redwood Forest, which attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually, the Redwood Treewalk is the world’s longest suspended walkway. The walk, consisting of 23 elevated swing bridges and living platforms, showcases one of Rotorua’s most visited natural attractions.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Full Story

New Zealand’s Art Deco Festival Offers Up New Events

Held each February, the Tremains Art Deco Festival attracts more than 40,000 visitors who dress up in vintage clothing, pose by the glamourous antique cars that line the streets, and step into a moment in time – the Gatsby era. It’s all brought to life throughout Napier, New Zealand, one of only two preserved Art Deco towns in the world.

At the height of Art Deco’s dominance in 1931, North Island’s Napier underwent massive reconstruction after an earthquake and fire. Today, walking around Napier’s downtown is like getting into a time machine set for the 1930s.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Full Story

Queenstown Goes Back to the Future

Real Journeys’ latest tourism attraction takes day-trippers from a cruise aboard one of the world’s oldest forms of conveyance, a coal-powered steamship, to an off-road adventure on the latest mode of transport – the Ubco electric trail bike.

The Walter Peak Electric Trail Bike trip begins by crossing beautiful Lake Wakatipu on the 104-year-old restored steamship TSS Earnslaw. Disembarking at Walter Peak high country farm, groups of up to 12 join a nature guide and put on protective clothing to ride the electric bikes. Riders enjoy uninterrupted views from the paddocks and hills.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Full Story

Mutt Lange Offers New Zealand Luxury High Country Stay

Launching this summer (Canada’s winter), the Launching this summer (Canada’s winter), the Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary will put an authentic stamp on a luxury New Zealand high country experience. The exclusive luxury accommodation, eco and wildlife experience will be on a vast high country property near Wanaka, in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region. The property is set on over 550 square km (200 square miles) of South Island high country that extends across four working sheep stations owned by music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange.

By News on the Net - Monday, December 26, 2016 - Full Story

BOOK NOW: Be the First to Uncover UNICO 20°87°  Hotel Riviera Maya

Know we’ve just made it through the craziness of Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but I wanted to reach out regarding UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya, as the hotel has officially started accepting bookings in anticipation of welcoming guests in March 2017.

To toast to this exciting milestone, we invite vacationers to give the gift of travel this holiday season and meet Mexico face-to-face with the “Pre-Opening Special” sale — offering rates starting at $186 per person, per night. Bookable now through December 31, 2016, for travel March 1 through Dec. 22, 2017. Let’s toast to this milestone and your chance to be the first to “arrive as a tourist and leave as a traveler.”

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Full Story

New Zealand - 15 Years as the Real Middle-earth

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies have had huge appeal and attract thousands of visitors annually, with international tourism contributing $14.5 billion NZD to the economy last year. The International Visitor Survey in June showed 16 percent of international tourists last year cited The Hobbit Trilogy as the initial reason they considered a trip to New Zealand.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Full Story

The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

“Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek.” —Mr. Portokalis, character in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding”

Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Friday, December 2, 2016 - Full Story

International Mountain Day - New Zealand’s Peaks

On December 11, 2003, the first International Mountain Day was celebrated worldwide. Every year, Mountain Day creates awareness about the importance of mountains to life and pays tribute to these incredible natural formations. New Zealand has some of the most beautiful and accessible peaks in the world, with some playing starring roles in blockbuster movies and others standing guard over some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Full Story

A Toast to New Zealand’s Wine - with Map

Below is information on the wine regions of New Zealand, with a focus on travel in autumn (Canada’s spring). Autumn is when the grapes have been harvested, and the winemakers are relaxed and ready to chat vintages and vines – and to taste their work. New Zealand wine regions are at their most spectacular in fall, when the days are long and bathed in late sunshine – it’s the perfect time to sip, savour and enjoy the country’s spectacular Sauvignon Blancs, alternative Albarinos and zesty Rieslings.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - Full Story

Exciting New Adventures in Wanaka, New Zealand

Queenstown may be the adventure capital of the world, but their nearby neighbour, just 62km to the north, also has a lot to offer adventurists. Below is a roundup of the newest activities in the area.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Full Story