Hamilton and Rotorua lose Jetstar bid

Jetstar announces new regional flight routes.

Hamilton and Rotorua mayors have expressed their disappointment after losing the bid for Jetstar.

New hot pools for Tekapo

A couple enjoy a warm summers evening in the hot pool at Tekapo Springs.

Tekapo Springs has announced it will open three new hot pools in time for Christmas.

$9 airfares spark price war video

One of Jetstar's fleet of five regional 50-seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft arriving in Wellington.

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

Jetstar coming February

Aleisha Pelham and her daughter Kahurangi, 2, welcomed the news Jetstar would be including New Plymouth in its new regional destinations while at the airport on Monday.

Jetstar's announcement it would add Taranaki to its regional network from early next year has delighted travellers.

Jetstar gets new routes wrong video

The Australian airline makes up some new destinations during their announcements on Monday.

Have you ever heard of North Plymouth? No, we haven't either.

Airline that could turn you vegetarian

The service on Swiss' Zurich to Singapore flight was perceptive but the plane arrived late.

It's hard to think of an economy class meal that was better than this one.

Africa's only penguins perish

Two African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) stand at the side of their pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk September 23, 2011. Earlier this month, nine of these endangered penguins were transported from Pretoria to Krasnoyarsk, becoming the first of such birds in the Siberian zoo.  REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town.

World's worst airlines to fly with

Topping the list as the world's worst airline is North Korea's Koryo Air.

The world's worst airline got just one star, for the fourth year in a row.

An internet room, without the internet

Computers with no keyboard provided are seen at an Internet corner at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea's shiny new airport has an internet room. But no internet.

On a high in Hawai'i

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200.

It's a short hop between the islands on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

Device to thwart baggage-tamperers

Garin College student Elisha Fleming with his Intrude-A-Lock at the Nelson Market.

A Nelson teen has come up with a way to alert travellers if someone has tampered with their luggage.

Airbnb to include tourism tax

A tourist poses for a photo souvenir in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Airbnb has agreed to incorporate in its prices a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris.

Charges over Fullers ferry crash

Fullers staff secure the ferry after the February collision.

Charges have been laid after a Fullers ferry crashed into Devonport wharf in Auckland.

Air NZ cuts Invercargill fare prices

Air New Zealand plane at Christchurch airport.

Air New Zealand has cut airfare prices for flights in and out of Invercargill.

Plane-loving Kim gets private runway

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sits in an airplane as he guides a flight drill for the inspection of airmen of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air and Anti-Air Force in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 30, 2014 file photo. His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. Construction on Kim's personal landing strips began in 2014 and some were completed as recently as last month, according to satellite imagery identified by Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. REUTERS/KCNA/Files  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA

His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies.

Nepal reopens Everest

Japanese climber Kuriki Nobukazu holds a flag of Nepal during an announcement of his solo expedition of Mount Everest in Kathmandu.

Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April.

Coromandel proposes heritage region

Thames Coromandel could become the first heritage region in the country.

Coromandel could become the first heritage region in the country.

World's longest flight route to return

The new Airbus A350 lands at Toulouse-Blagnac airport after its maiden flight in southwestern France.

Airbus plans new version of A350 jet to allow Singapore Airlines to revive epic 19-hour long haul.

Picton hostel to become library car park

Kahu and Peter Bugler, former owners of the Wedgewood House YHA in Picton, have sold to the Marlborough District Council who plans to turn the site into a pay and display car park.

Picton's first backpackers is to be demolished and replaced with a pay and display car park.

$25m airport has never been used

A baggage carousel is pictured inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The carousels are silent, the seats thick with dust. Pigeons roost in the roof, bones lie at the entrance.

Plane shows true colours

Kiwi Regional Airlines first plane rolls onto the tarmac sporting new livery.

The first plane sporting fledgling Kiwi Regional Airlines livery has rolled out of the paint shop.

Aviation: 10 things you didn't know

Crowds at the 100th anniversary of flight celebrations watch a plane flying over the Wright Brothers National Memorial Monday.

In celebration of Orville Wright's 144th birthday, here are 10 facts about aviation you probably didn't know:

Entertainment all the way

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300.


Upping the style stakes

A stylish place doesn't just look good: it gives us an insight into the culture or the people behind it. Here are our picks for the world's most stylish travel experiences.

Perils of business travel

Lack of sleep could mean the difference between a great presentation and closing a deal, or not.

Many executives pack their schedules so tightly when they're on the road, they return home dangerously exhausted .

R2-D2 jet to take off video

Japan's largest airline has added two Star Wars -themed jets to its fleet.

Japan's largest airline has added two Star Wars -themed jets to its fleet.

Finding the quietest time to visit an attraction

Kelly Tarltons is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Auckland.

Google's new feature helps Kiwis find the best time to visit a tourist attraction.

Watch: The journey of a suitcase video

The journey from check in to baggage carousel is a long one.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your suitcase after you've checked it in? 

Have bitcoin, will travel

Felix Weis (left) in Prague, with one of his few purchases in euros.

Since January, a computer programmer has been on a trip around the world using only bitcoin.

New insights into tourist spending in Marlborough

Wellingtonians play an important part in Marlborough's domestic tourism economy.

A landmark study into the spending habits of Kiwi tourists in Marlborough has given operators and promoters the most in-depth look at the market yet, the region's tourism boss says.

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