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Quiz: Travel hotspots

This is the Space Needle, but where is it?

Do you have plenty of stamps in your passport - or just wish you did? Test your knowledge.

New passport glitch reported

New Zealand Passports have an array of complex security and anti-fraud features.

A Kiwi traveller whose son's passport wouldn't scan says she was told the problem was rife.

Farting ban in Japan

Poppy from season one of The Bachelor NZ would have to be careful when visiting Hokkaido.

"Avoid bodily functions such as belching or flatulence in public" advises tourism board.

Meet little baby Jet Star

The airline was fully on board with celebrating the baby's early arrival, taking to Facebook to share the news.

When Saw Ler Htu boarded her flight in Singapore she didn't think she'd be getting off with a baby.

Air NZ flights to Chengdu tipped

Air New Zealand has bought 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, six of which are yet to be delivered, offering considerable ...

Capital of China's Sichuan province touted as next long haul destination for Air New Zealand.

Top tweets to airlines

Delayed, late, cancelled: what's the common word tweeted to airlines?

Twitter message to the world's airlines mostly filled with gratitude.

Tips for doing laundry while travelling

Doing laundry while travelling can be a hassle.

Travelling and don't want to wind up with lots of dirty clothes? Here are some way help.

Call to end elephant rides video

Thousands have shared the image of the deceased elephant, Sambo.

Thousands have signed a petition after an elephant trained to carry tourists dropped dead from exhaustion.

Three-day flight with no engine video

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, right, and alternate pilot Andre Borschberg after landing Solar Impulse 2,  in California, US.

Stuck in a tiny cockpit, pilot covers more than 38,500km in risky 62-hour flight.

New airport scanners unveiled

Most passengers enter Changi Airport at Terminal 3,where Singapore Airlines is based.

The days of having to take out your laptop as you go through airport security may soon be over.

Nepal's rough and dusty road to recovery gallery

Nepal earthquake one year on - 75-year-old Dalli Achhami

The houses will be rebuilt eventually. The underlying problems will not be solved with bricks and mortar.

Calls for single trans-Tasman visa

A trans-Tasman visa would give both New Zealand and Australia an edge in the cut-throat, competitive global tourism ...

Seamless travel between NZ and Australia would help both nations, say industry groups.

Solar plane crosses Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 on an early leg of its round-the-world flight attempt.

A solar-powered plane has completed a 56-hour flight over the Pacific Ocean.

The big OE - what's the real cost?

Many Kiwis have made themselves at home in London, but it's coming at an increasing cost.

It's a rite of passage, but the good old UK working holiday may just end up being a shattered dream.

Flight Test - Air Asia X Auckland to KL

Air Asia X offers a low-cost option for travelling to Malaysia.

Flight Test - Auckland to Kuala Lumpur via Gold Coast with Air Asia X

Council bows to beach hut backlash

Charlotte Elphick of Nelson plays in the beach house built on Tahunanui Beach on Saturday morning, after the Nelson City ...

A Nelson beach hut fenced off over safety fears is open again after public outrage.

'Have a good flight, muggles'

Virgin America staffer and 'hipster Santa' Steve Freitag.

Passengers given an unusual send off thanks to these..."creative" boarding gate messages.

Freeloading campers flee fines

Many freedom campers trek to the Coromandel over summer - most from overseas.

Freedom campers are not paying their fines, then ditching the country. But there's a bigger issue.

Solar plane departs Hawaii

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, flown by test pilot Markus Scherdel, flies off the coast of Oahu during a test flight from ...

The Solar Impulse team is heading to California in the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

Europe for under $1000

Flights to Amsterdam from $999 are available from Flight Centre in its record-low airfare sale.

Intrepid Kiwis heading to Europe can snap up record-low airfares, but only for today.

Weird world currencies

In the Solomon Islands, shells are often used to create jewellery pieces that are traded.

Unusual items have been used as currency in different countries around the world for hundreds of years.

3500 sandbags to save camp

Punakaiki campground manager Craig Findlay is worried about the threat of severe coastal erosion

Volunteers put in ''mammoth'' effort to save a top Kiwi camp spot threatened by the sea.

Free camping ban staying

Freedom campers pack into Windsport Park before the Christchurch City Council closed the site.

Five freedom camping sites across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula are likely to remain closed next summer.

37km challenge ... in Speedos video

Buy the beach supporter Lincoln Churchill sets off for his Speedo run from Marehau to the Awaroa Inlet on Wednesday.

With lubricant in tow, Lincoln Churchill ran to NZ's newly-bought Abel Tasman beach.

Mackenzie guest growth leads NZ

The Hooker Valley track at Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Mackenzie District is the fastest-growing spot for an overnight stay in New Zealand.

Sea travel, UFO style

The UFO is like a floating two storey home.

Underwater 'UFO' pods designed to allow sea travellers an underwater view.

'Sorry, we've sold your seat to someone else'

Overseas airlines frequently sell more tickets than they have seats, but Kiwi operators insist it is rare here.

Tickets paid for, bags packed, made it to the airport on time - so what happens if the airline tells you you've been bumped from your flight?

Malaysia Airlines boss takes early exit

Christoph Mueller had been restructuring the airline in the wake of the twin losses of MH370 and MH17.

He was tasked with turning around tragedy stricken Malaysia Airlines, but Christoph Mueller is leaving after just over a year.

A guide's guide on treating a guide

A guide giving a private tour will generally bend over backward to suit your needs.

Your tour guide is not a nanny - and a hungry guide is not a happy guide. These and other handy tips.

Blunder sees fast-track arrival in Japan

Passengers arriving on one international flight got an unexpectedly easy welcome to Japan.

Budget airline passengers get an unexpectedly easy arrival into Japan.

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