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Tourism spend strong, considering

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston says the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation ...

International, domestic tourism spend holds up in post-quake market.

Plane loses wheel, skids down runway video

No-one was hurt when the small plane made the emergency landing in the US.

No-one was hurt when the small plane made its emergency landing in the US.

Chernobyl draws daring visitors

Nature continues to claim back the city.

This ghost town has become a tourist destination, alluring to those whose bucket-list includes a taste of danger.

Yoga and beer?

The class allows participants the chance to meditate while sipping beer.

Can drinking beer be a form on meditation? This yoga studio in Thailand thinks so.

Angry composer gives airport a tune-up

Mohammed Fairouz claims he was held at JFK for hours without being told why.

Celebrated musician lives and works in the US. That didn't stop airport security detaining him for hours.

Christchurch-Melbourne on Qantas

More than 300 entertainment options are available on a seat back touch screen during your Qantas 737 experience.

A direct route between Christchurch and Melbourne makes a long weekend in the city of sport and culture much more attractive.

Queenstown hotel with million dollar view

Take in the view from the lobby at The Rees.

Soak in luxury lakeside at one of Queenstown's five-star hotels.

Just a little bit country

Fifteen seconds of fame. At the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, anyone can be a star.

If you love music it's a tour for you. If you are not a music fan give it a go. There's a cowboy hat to fit everyone.

Hunting NZ's lost airliners

The DC-8 that Bring Our Birds Home is currently trying to recover. Seen here in Wellington in 1981.

They were once the pride of our air fleet. Now they lie scattered in far-flung corners of the world, dilapidated, forgotten.

Following her heart to South Africa

Francesca (top far right) at an orphan's Christmas celebration at Seapoint.

Nelsonian Francesca Alice volunteers for a human rights and HIV organisation in Cape Town.

World famous: Walter Peak

Real Journeys' has launched an  electric trail bike experience on Walter Peak farm.

Exploring Queenstown's historic Walter Peak high country farm on electric motorbike.

Europe's best foodie deals

Quietly tucked beside Tower Bridge Maltby Street Market is relatively unknown, but worth a visit.

Street food might have been banned in Bangkok, but it is alive and well in these European hotspots.

Insider Tip: Krabi, Thailand

Krabi offers a winning combination of beautiful scenery and food.

Krabi is known for its limestone islands, dramatic cliff faces, sea caves, clear waters and cuisine.

Feasting in Verona

Cocktails at Archivo, a craft cocktail bar on a small street in Verona.

This is Italy, where the only thing fast about the food - even in a food court - is its ability to please.

Melbourne: The city of culture

An early morning hot air balloon ride over the CBD is the best way to take in the sights of Melbourne.

The cafes, the laneways and the shopping - Melbourne has it all.

Travel highlights of the Islamic world

Astronomical instrument at Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur, India were world famous in their day,

It comprises a fifth of the planet's population and provides great historic, architectural and cultural sights.

Feeling frisky before a flight

Most respondents in the airport survey were content to satisfy themselves shopping in the terminal or have a drink or ...

Not the Mile High Club - new survey says one in 10 travellers get it on at an airport.

I thought we were mates, mate stuff nation

You hide behind this faux "humility" while tearing down anything Australian.

An Australian grapples with NZ's love-hate relationship with its neighbour.

Trading up to a life in NZ stuff nation

Within three years we knew our move was forever.

Twelve years, four kids, four houses and four cars later, we know we're here forever.

Hotspot of the week: Seville

Women in traditional sevillana dresses during Feria de Abril celebrations.

Each April, Seville sets up a tented city for a week of serious partying.

A New Zealand autumn at its best

All around Central Otago, the land shifts into a rainbow of reds and golds.

Central Otago is one of the only places in New Zealand that experiences a stunning, glorious autumn with the changing leaves.

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Day trips from Perth

Rottnest Island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts.

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

Visitor tax unlikely

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay in Queenstown.

Finance Minister Steven Joyce says more money does need to be spent on tourism infrastructure.

Kiwis fly to forget the wet

Europe and US are expected to be big destinations this winter.

A summer-less year of rain and floods - plus cheap fares - are driving Kiwis to travel agents, to chase the sun.

Low oil prices impact on export values

Port Taranaki has had sharp drop in value of exports

A mix of trade across Port Taranaki's wharves affected export volumes and values.

The A to Z guide to Airbnb

Airbnb has a mobile app where you can search for properties and look up details of the trips you have booked in.

It's not without its faults but there's no denying that Airbnb has shaken up the travel industry.

Amazing racing around Oregon

As part of an Amazing Race-style challenge, dozens of people in the travel industry spent 10 days exploring Oregon and ...

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Jetstar disputes 'worst airline' tag

Jetstar disputed its last-place result in the survey.

The airline has come dead last in a new consumer survey - but is it fair?

Why Waimate? Why not? stuff nation

Sunny Waimate.

You don't arrive in Waimate by chance. It's not on the way anywhere, yet it's my sort of town.

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