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Elvis' jet sells for $600k

The 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley.

A private jet once owned by Elvis - complete with red velvet seats and shag carpet - has a new owner.

Tourism stamp of approval

Waitomo Glowworm Caves is one of the first to receive a Qualmark sustainability gold rating and employs a full time ...

Qualmark's new tourism rating system aims to recognise class operators and protect New Zealand's reputation as a visitor destination.

Infection risk after sea lion attack

The girl attempted to jump out of the way, but the sea lion was too quick.

Girl dragged into the water by a sea lion in Canada is now being treated for a possible serious infection.

'Large block' gone from Hillary Step video

The Hillary Step in May. Climbers are walking up the step to the right of the rock face.

Sir Edmund Hillary's son believes a chunk is missing from Everest's rock face - and it might make climbing easier.

Travellers to UK face more security video

Tourists are being warned about long queues and restricted access to attractions.

Tourists are being warned about long queues and restricted access to attractions.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Let 'Stan' the robot park your car video

"Stan" the robot that will park your car at the Charles De Gaulle airport.

There's now no need to worry about where you've left your car at the airport.

A380: Next big thing in private jets

The iconic but slow-selling superjumbo has found a new lease on life as an ultra-luxurious plane.

The iconic but slow-selling superjumbo has found a new lease on life as an ultra-luxurious plane.

Entire country listed on Airbnb video

Sweden is opening its doors, mountaintops and lakes to everyone. All you have to pay is respect.

While NZ considers taxing tourists, Sweden is opening its doors, mountains and lakes to everyone.

World's top 10 landmarks

Tourists visit the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat retains place atop TripAdvisor's 2017 list of most popular landmarks.

World's first glacier plane video

The "world's first flying glacier" in action over its inspired landscapes.

Icelandair unveil icy-blue plane that is inspired by Europe's largest ice cap.

Nelson's isolated airport

An image of the new flight tower and terminal at Nelson Airport.

Nelson is NZ's fastest growing regional airport and will soon have a new $32m terminal - but zero public transport links.

New plane pillow travellers love video

JetComfy aims to help travellers sleep better on planes.

This is the story of how an entrepreneur plans to tap into a market of 3 billion people.

Highway runway plans scrapped

Air Kaikoura Aero Club, pictured with its training plane near Mt Fyffe, supplies a service between Kaikoura and Clarence.

They thought about landing on the quake highway, but their soggy airstrip has dried out.

Airline's offensive email mistake

Emirates apologised for the email sent to a customer, saying she was "copied on an inappropriate internal communication".

We've all sent a message to the wrong person. But when you're a major airline, you might be a bit more careful.

Hong Kong's Cathay lays off 600 as it faces rising pressure

Cathay Pacific will cut 600 jobs.

Cathay said frontline workers, including pilots and cabin crew, would not be affected but "will also be asked to deliver greater efficiencies and productivity.''

Taking up parking spaces

Go Rentals vehicles parked on Ira St in the eastern Wellington suburb of Miramar.

Rental company tended to "colonise local streets for storage of their vehicles," council says, but it's not illegal.

Elvis' private jet is up for grabs

The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar was "custom made to Elvis's specifications".

The "long lost plane" could sell for millions but the starting bid is a mere $14,000.

Ka-ching: new Great Walks bounty up for grabs

Walkers and mountain bikers on the Heaphy Track Great Walk help keep small towns like Karamea afloat financially.

Two new Great Walks are up for grabs and there will be plenty of takers because of the tourist dollars they'll bring.

Paying to lean back

Professors Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman found passengers would be willing to pay for reclining ...

Would you pay for the privilege of reclining your seat? Or accept payment not to recline yours?

Book early for April holidays video

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High season for tourism spills over into autumn as 'no vacancy' signs abound in NZ in summer.

Dubai dreams of harvesting ice video

A company wants to harvesting icebergs and drag them from near Antarctica all the way to Dubai.

A firm in the sweltering Gulf wants to tow icebergs 9200 kilometres across the planet.

More money for 'shoddy' Taranaki mountain track

The Pouakai Crossing walk is one of New Zealand's premier one day walks.

'Shoddy' $3.4m walking track upgrade plans welcomed

Ready for a new destination

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston, pictured at her property with dog Jess, says she is very proud ...

After eight years, Tracy Johnston reflects on her achievements, and challenges, at Destination Marlborough.

The royal who is secretly a pilot

King Willem-Alexander has been flying commercial jets for 21 years.

"Good morning from the cockpit ladies and gentlemen - this is your King speaking."

Secret to good travel? Karma

OPINION: The travel world operates on a system of karma. Generosity shown to you must be returned in kind.

Canada acts on overbooked flights

The government hopes to have the new regulations in place in 2018.

New passenger bill of rights to ensure "travellers are treated like people and not numbers".

$3.4m for 'Taranaki Crossing'

The Taranaki Crossing will get $3.4million to improve toilets and tracks

The Pouakai Crossing will get new bridges, toilets, signage, interpretation and a new name in a $3.4m spruce up.

Flight crew could read minds video

Cabin crew will know your meal preferences instantly.

Air NZ flight attendants could wear high-tech goggles with powers of perception. Is this the end of air rage?

Why Australian laptop ban is tricky

If a laptop ban is imposed, travellers may be forced to leave their electronics at home.

Malcolm Turnbull may care to look at his own government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority brochure.

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