Find best seats in economy video

First class seats can be expensive, so use this guide to score the best economy class seats for free.

Ever spent 15 hours stuck in the middle seat in economy class? Then this guide's for you.

'I chose travel over a mortgage'

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

World's most festive pub

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London boasts 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 fairy lights.

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Tourists love this small village

A resident of the English village took this photo from her window.

Mystery solved: Why the world's weirdest attractions includes a sleepy English suburb.

Brazil proposes 'mugging tax'

The mayor-elect of Rio wants to shatter the city's negative image and boost tourism.

Tourists would pay the tax on arrival, and get their money back if they were mugged.

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World's most festive pub

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London boasts 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 fairy lights.

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Tourists love this small village

A resident of the English village took this photo from her window.

Mystery solved: Why the world's weirdest attractions includes a sleepy English suburb.

Brazil proposes 'mugging tax'

The mayor-elect of Rio wants to shatter the city's negative image and boost tourism.

Tourists would pay the tax on arrival, and get their money back if they were mugged.

Lounge review: Air NZ

The resident chef at Air NZ's Auckland International Lounge.

A 30-minute delay is seldom cause for celebration but that's enough time for a sparkling wine and shower.

Living the dream in France stuff nation

Quillan, ideally situated on the river Aude and in a magnificent amphitheatre of hills, appeals all year round, whatever ...

Why up sticks to a remote town... twice? It's a mixture of planning and fate.

Air Force One or T-bird? video

U.S President Barack Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at the Rota naval airbase, near Cadiz, Spain.

Trump may have a point: At $200k an hour, the presidential plane doesn't come cheap.

NZ's most snapped spots gallery

Both visitors and Kiwis alike are sharing New Zealand to the world through Instagram, with Lake Tekapo coming out on top.

Lakes, cities and movie sets: people are showcasing the best of NZ to the world.

Emergency at airport resolved

The "full emergency" was declared about 6.15pm on Friday.

'Fumes of an electrical nature' were smelt at Whenuapai Airport, but emergency it was not.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

A mountainous amount of respect gallery

International Mountain Day began 13 years ago on December 11, 2003.

A day to appreciate mountains? Sounds like a big deal.

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Kiwi Traveller

NZ's most delightful summer events

Competitors take part in a harbour swim for Whanga Week in Whangamata.

Cherry spitting champs, carnivals, sandcastle competitions... this is what Kiwi summers are all about.

How to find the best seats in economy video

Ever spent 15 hours stuck in the middle seat in economy class? Then this guide's for you.

Countries surprisingly easy to visit video

Kiwi lives the dream in French village stuff nation

nz

Happy Birthday, Middle-earth

A third of international tourists have some kind of Middle-earth experience while visiting New Zealand.

It's been 15 years since NZ was put on the map as Middle-earth, and it still lures tourists in droves.

Going the extra mile

Meet the owner of Flaxbourne Services, a crucial part of the Ward community.

Havelock Enhancement Working Group members, from left, Glynnis Paton, Judy Shone, Pam Elvy, Kerry Ellis and Rachel ...

One tile at a time

Mosaic project to brighten grey town nearly finished.

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Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

Brazil proposes 'mugging tax'

Tourists would pay the tax on arrival, and get their money back if they were mugged.

Tourism on the up in Nelson region

Lounge review: Air New Zealand

travel troubles

Emergency at airport resolved

The "full emergency" was declared about 6.15pm on Friday.

'Fumes of an electrical nature' were smelt at Whenuapai Airport, but emergency it was not.

Cancer patient 'violated' by airport staff

"You cannot touch me there": Breast cancer patient claims security "humiliated" and "violated" her.

Rail fail: Emoji enrages commuters

Airline grounded after complaint

south america

First-timer's guide to Cuba

A Cuban woman, in traditional colonial costume, with a famous Cuban cigar in Old Havana

Cuba's many charms will seduce even the most world-weary party animal history buff or nature lover. 

My encounter with Planet Earth's snakes video

A video of an iguana fighting off serpents has gripped the world and I know exactly how that poor guy feels.

DiCaprio's island resort revealed

Four days to Machu Picchu

middle east

World record for Emirates' floral A380 video

Emirates and Dubai Miracle Garden build world’s largest floral installation in shape of an Emirates A380.

The world's largest passenger plane is covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.

'BREAKING! This is real news' gallery

OPINION: This year, truth is stranger than the fake news. So can you tell the difference? Try our quiz.

Shiny Dubai from the sky

Dead Sea brings laughter and pain

pacific islands

Finding Niue's sweet soul

Limu Pools is a stunning spot for a dip or a snorkel.

Who needs beaches when you have bees like these?

Samoa's newest luxury resort

An artificial island just outside of Apia is home to Samoa's newest vacation spot.

Jess Erb, 24, is headed to Tonga as part of a Unitec programme.

Tonga trip teaches technique

A love for animals has led a vet to a unique learning programme.

australia

Secret beach voted Australia's best

Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

It's official: Australia's best beach is …drum roll… probably nowhere you've ever been.

Gold Coast's $600m theme park video

People still want man-made fun: Mayor welcomes Chinese entertainment company's big plans.

The 500 room hotel is designed to attract a high-spending clientele.

Australia’s most expensive hotel opens

When rates only start at $1600, you expect every aspect of the experience to be flawless.

europe

Kiwi lives the dream in French village stuff nation

Quillan, ideally situated on the river Aude and in a magnificent amphitheatre of hills, appeals all year round, whatever ...

Why up sticks to a remote town... twice? It's a mixture of planning and fate.

Iceland eruptions bring tourism boom video

An Icelandic volcano brought much of the world's air travel to a halt. And then it brought the world to Iceland.

Wheelchair access to Pompeii video

Gothic ice dome rises

uk and ireland

Why tourists love this small village

A resident of the English village took this photo from her window.

Mystery solved: Why the world's weirdest attractions includes a sleepy English suburb.

Pub decorated with 90 Christmas trees

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Mystery houseboat washes ashore

London's best new restaurants

usa

Three minute guide to Crested Butte

First run of the day in Crested Butte.

Brian Johnston discovers just down the road from Aspen, Crested Butte offers something for everyone - from beginners to advanced skiers after a challenge.

On board world's biggest cruise ship video

Cruise rookie Fred Woodcock spends two memorable days on the biggest cruise ship in the world, and is wowed.

Death Valley in the fast lane

Sharyn Casey's celeb spotting 101

canada & alaska

Where to get close to polar bears

Polar bear swimming in the Beaufort Sea on the northern coast of Alaska.

You can be mere metres from the fierce animals and they are as oblivious as cows grazing in a field.

Tourist sights worth braving crowds for video

For every gorgeous shot of a world wonder there's another of a massive tourist crowd.

Holiday alternatives to America

The world's most scenic railway ride

asia

'Hotel of Doom' may open its doors

City centre of Pyongyang with skyscraper and traffic. The Ryugyong hotel has sat, unfinished, for almost three decades. ...

Lights on inside North Korea's unfinished Ryugyong Hotel fuel rumours the skyscraper is being revived.

Japan’s bizarre hot-tub rollercoaster

A proposed spa-themed amusement park will allow visitors soak in hot pools while riding on rollercoasters.

Bali Pulina Plantation has picturesque views.

Full of beans in Bali

Is it taking experiential tourism too far when you pay top dollar for the world's most expensive toddy cat coffee?

cruising

On board world's biggest cruise ship video

Harmony of the Seas, the world's biggest cruise ship.

Cruise rookie Fred Woodcock spends two memorable days on the biggest cruise ship in the world, and is wowed.

Giant of the sea's new home

Carnival Vista joins new ships that are taking up residence in Florida after an inaugural summer in Europe.

Full steam ahead for cruise season

Rain, quake or shine

snow

Kiwi's North Korea ski adventure

Sam Smoothy and film producer Will Lascelles, at the Korean demilitarised zone.

Kiwi freeskier Sam Smoothy shows what it's like to hit the slopes at Masikryong Ski Resort.

Man who paints ski trail maps

He's been dubbed "the Michelangelo of snow" for his hand-painted guides to the slopes.

Southern skifield numbers rise

Brexit keeps Brits off ski slopes

themes

'I chose travel over a mortgage'

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

Romantic getaway atop Caribbean waters

Jamaica's luxurious overwater villas have just opened, but are already booked through till 2018.

Some places are spellbinding, but dangerous.

Beautiful, but dangerous destinations

They'll take your breath away for their beauty and because they're terrifying.

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A mountainous amount of respect

A day to appreciate mountains? Sounds like a big deal.

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