New Zealand Airlines launches new travel agency to compete with travel agents in Asia and the Americas

New Zealand airlines are launching a new travel agent network in Asia.Key points:Airline will use the company’s global network to compete against domestic travel agentsThe new service, called AirKiloweb, will start in Australia and the US on January 2The company will use a combination of its existing network of domestic and international travel agents to …

Kiwi travel company Bluesky travel agency hits out at ‘fraudulent’ Kiwi traveller

Bluesky Travel Agency is set to be taken to court in New Zealand’s High Court after it said a man from Queensland who claimed he travelled to Europe for a month in a fake “tourist visa” in 2015 had travelled through a different country.Key points:The company claims the man had a “fraudulently obtained” tourist visaHe …

Australian travellers to pay to fly home after tsunami

The Australian Government is offering travellers who want to fly back home to their country a refund of their travel costs if they have been in Australia for less than two months.The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the number of people returning to Australia from abroad rose by 13 per cent from April to …