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American Airlines takes off

American Airlines has started flying to New Zealand again.

The Auckland-Los Angeles flight breaks the monopoly Air New Zealand has enjoyed on the route since 2012.

The 'Tinder for airports'

The Btrfly app is for travellers who are tired of lonely stopovers.

The app is supposed to "take the awkwardness out of meeting strangers while travelling".

Stowaway cat sails 300km

The cat has been given a temporary home on the Scottish mainland after her epic journey.

A stowaway cat is feline fine after completing an epic journey, travelling more than 300km on a cruise yacht.

Travel quiz: Test your knowledge

Do you know what country Koh Phi Phi is in?

Do you know where Koh Phi Phi is? Or what happens if you kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland?

A380 to fly Auckland to Dubai

Emirates is expanding capacity on the Auckland to Dubai route with the A380.

Emirates is upgrading its planes on the world's longest nonstop flight to double-decker A380s.

'I'm the only person on the plane'

Steven Schneider was the lone traveller on Delta flight 2426.

A man thought he missed his flight when he turned up at the gate and the place was deserted.

What Brexit would mean for travellers

Long waits at border control is a worry for international travellers.

Longer queues at customs is a worry but a weaker pound would be good for international visitors.

Something amiss with pyramid

Local and foreign tourists visit the Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Scientist have discovered something a little off about Egypt's oldest and largest pyramid.

Solar plane lands in Spain video

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard reacts together with alternate pilot Andre Borschberg after landing "Solar Impulse 2", a ...

The single-seat Solar Impulse 2, which is powered solely by the sun, took three days to go from New York to Spain.

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen works on a sand sculpture of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue at the Sand Museum in ...

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

World's safest destinations

A couple take a selfie in front of Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland.

If safety is a priority for your next holiday, these are the most peaceful destinations in the world.

'Could you swap seats with Brad Pitt?'

Piers Morgan - who?

When Piers Morgan suggested he was more famous than Brad Pitt, British Airways cut him to size.

Quietest seat on plane revealed

One expert says window seats are noisier than aisle seats.

Pilot reveals where passengers should sit for the most peace and quiet on their next flight.

Ferry just got faster

Strait Shipping ferry the Strait Feronia.

Bluebridge gets green light to increase speed in the Marlborough Sounds.

Record numbers of tourists

After hitting 3 million for the first time in 2015, annual visitors are now approaching 3.3m.

Visitors to NZ the highest ever for the month of May - and we had more Chinese tourists than Aussies.

Top celebrity travel snaps gallery

Modern Family's Sofia Vergara frolicks in the heatwave with her on-trend pool toys.

As the Northern Hemisphere heats up, these pool snaps remind us of the bygone days of summer.

Thousands gather at Stonehenge gallery

Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England.

More than 12,000 people watched the sun rise and celebrated the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.

Airline suspends flights to Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks.

This resort once welcomed 15 million tourists but now British Airways has cancelled all flights indefinitely.

Cruise passengers hurt in Vanuatu crash

The Pacific Dawn in Sydney. Thirteen passengers from the liner have been injured in a road crash in Vanuatu.

There are no Kiwis among 13 cruise ship passengers hurt in a bush crash in Vanuatu.

Brand new airport isn't flying

The opening of St. Helena Airport has been postponed indefinitely.

$585m has been spent on this all-new airport, which turns out to be practically unusable.

Take a 360-degree cockpit tour

Captain Thomas Ziarno from New Zealand and First Officer Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Busaeedi.

Emirates has revealed 360-degree video tour of A380 flight deck with a Kiwi pilot.

A guide to buying a bach abroad

A holiday home in a beautiful location to escape the winter blues would be awesome, but do your homework. On Fiji's ...

As winter gets underway, we look at what to think about when the Kiwi bach just doesn't cut it.

Bear opens car door

Now that's one clever bear.

Tourists get a little more than they bargained for as a bear gets up close and personal.

Not quite shipshape

The Kaiarahi, pictured, was found to have a missing propeller tip following a routine dive inspection.

Inspections of Interislander ferries have found a propeller with bits missing and rusty lifeboats.

Quiz: Where are these world statues?

What country would you find the Lord Murugan statue?

Sure you know the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. But do you know where these statues are?

Airline's kind gesture to grieving granny

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo died in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on Sunday.

A flight attendant did something special for a woman who lost her grandson in the Orlando shooting.

Hayne Plane takes flight

Jarryd Hayne is Fiji Airways' new global ambassador.

Fiji Airways may have missed a trick when launching their direct route to San Francisco.

Chch Airport's business drive

Many incentive trips to Canterbury include whale-watching in Kaikoura.

New fund will encourage development of business incentive offers that showcase the Canterbury region.

World's best restaurant named

Moeche and polenta in two versions from Osteria Francescana.

Osteria Francescana is officially the best eatery on the planet, making it the first Italian restaurant to take the top spot.

Shanghai Disney opens its gates video

People visit Shanghai Disney Resort during a three-day Grand Opening event in Shanghai.

It cost $5.5 billion to make and the company behind the theme park are already planning to extend it.

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