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Kerry reviews Kauai, Hawaii where she has recently returned from holiday. Cruise news seems to be the topic lately and we have some new Silversea's brochures to share with you along with Seabourn's latest news.  We also start a new section about travel apps.
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Kauai, Hawaii

(This stunning Island offers plenty to do for all the family)

Kerry Graham has recently returned from a week in Kauai, where along with friends she enjoyed playing golf on some of Kauai’s courses. 

Kerry's Review

Before Waikiki we spent 5 nights on Kauai – the Garden Isle. We wish we’d spent longer. Fabulously laid back we stayed at Poipu Beach the nicest beach located on the dryer southern side of the island.  Read more of Kerry's review

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Oman

Oman Tourism
As Corporate Members of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron we were delighted to hear that Oman Tourism have signed a three year sponsorship of the Squadrons Elliot-7 Training boats. The fleet will be powered by Oman branded Gennakers and one of the Elliot-7's will be fully branded by Oman Tourism. The Private Travel Company have sent clients on some incredible experiential holidays in Oman and we know many are very fond of one of our favourite resorts, Six Senses, Zighy Bay. The image above is of a picnic in the mountains organised by the resort. Click here to download a brochure about Oman. Contact us if you would like your own Oman adventure.

Singapore Airlines Formula One Grand Prix

Three packages have been released for the 2015 Formula One Singapore Airlines Grand Prix comprising of a Premier Walkabout Package, Grandstand Package and Sky Suite Package. Read more about these packages.
Contact us for more details, rates and Airfares.
Air New Zealand Premium Economy

Air New Zealand's Premium Economy is now available for Australia and the Islands

Air New Zealand is pleased to advise that Premium Economy is now available for sale on 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 aircraft for travel between New Zealand, Australia and the Islands for sales effective from 17 June 2015, for travel from 25 October 2015. Contact us for more information.

Even the Popes going to Cuba!

World Journeys have experienced a surge in bookings to Cuba since the warming of US/Cuba relations, and report that things are due to get even busier in Havana with a visit from Pope Francis 15-25 September this year.  Already high-season, World Journeys have warned us that hotel rates will rise over this period, and availability will be tight.  Book early, and you could well find yourself in some very esteemed company! Contact us and we will design your Cuba experience with a fantastic itinerary.

Silversea Cruises

Just released are two new brochures showcasing Silversea's most popular destinations - Alaska and the Mediterranean. Alaska's The Call of Nature brochure features 2015 and 2016 sailings and The Scenic Route showcases three hand-picked Mediterranean combination voyages.
Silversea fares include: all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus inspired by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; and all gratuities.
Contact us for more information.

 

Air New Zealand's Works Deluxe

Air New Zealand have the following changes to their Works Deluxe effective for sales and travel from 17 June 2015.
• Works Deluxe is now available only on Boeing 763 and A320 aircraft
• Works Deluxe is no longer available on Boeing 772, 773 and 789 aircraft
• Works Deluxe no longer includes lounge access, both Islands and Tasman Longterm Works Deluxe fares have been reduced to reflect this
• Works Deluxe longterm fares are now available for travel to Perth on Boeing 763 services.
Contact us for more information on any of Air New Zealand's fares.
&Beyond South America

&Beyond Launches in South America

&Beyond have announced the expansion of its portfolio to include a third continent with the launch of &Beyond South America.
 
"We will be extending our core ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People. World-renowned for its magnificent landscapes, fascinating culture, and exceptional wildlife areas, we are already passionately creating truly authentic and extraordinary experiences for guests in line with &Beyond’s trademark hospitality and the exceptional guiding that our Africa and Asia operations are renowned for. "
With the addition of &Beyond into South America this gives us the opportunity to offer even more top quality experiential journeys with the best guides, the best experiences and the best accommodation available.  Along with Air New Zealand's arrival into the South American market the options are getting even better.
Seabourn

Did you know?
"Kiwi Cruise Market Among
World's Fastest Growing"

(Article from Travel Today)

 
"New Zealand has maintained its position as one of the world's fastest growing cruise markets, with new figures showing a record 65,609 Kiwis enjoyed a cruise holiday last year.
 
New Zealand passenger numbers surged 10.6% in 2014, positioning the nation as the third fastest growing cruise passenger market in the world, after Australia (20.4% growth) and France (13.6%) and well ahead of major markets such as Germany (5%) and North America (2.7%).
 
The result means the number of New Zealand cruise passengers has more than doubled over the past five years, with the market delivering an average annual growth rate of 17.3% since 2009.
 
Although the Kiwi cruise market is still small by international standards, the equivalent of 1.4%of New Zealand's population took a cruise last year (up 0.1% on 2013) giving the nation a greater market penetration rate than established cruise markets like Spain (1%) and France (0.9%)."
 

CRUISING

Seabourn

 
Seabourn was honoured to be named "Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" at Luxury Travel Advisor magazine's annual Awards of Excellence.

Next week one of our team is heading off on a Seabourn Cruise aboard Seabourn Odyssey cruising the Greek Islands. Make sure you check our Facebook page for updates on her adventures

 

Cruising Experiences

 
There are many cruises companies out there and The Private Travel Company Team are very selective when they recommend a cruise for each client.

The team are regularly updated with the latest cruise information, destinations and vessels. Contact us if you have any questions or would like us to send you a brochure of some of our favourite Cruise Lines
We have the latest information on packages and brochures available for the following cruises and more:- Ponant, Holland America, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Un-Cruise with Wild Earth, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises. 

Travel Apps


This is a new inclusion to our Newsletter.  Each month we will include more Apps that are available which we have tested before sharing.  If you have any Apps that you think are a great help for travelling we would love to hear about them.

Contact usy by email info@privatetravel.co.nz

Flightradar24

 
Flightradar24 is a flight tracker that shows live air traffic from around the world. With information about the Aircrafts routes and real time positioning. 

Read more about flightradar24

Wi-fi Finder

 
Quickly and easily find free and paid wi-fi when you travel. Takes your iphone location and maps the wi-fi hotspots available near you.

Available for iphone and ipod touch.

Read more about wi-fi finder

Restaurant Recommendations

Merriman's Fish House


2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street 
#G-149, Koloa,
Kauai,
HAWAII   96756


P: +1 808 742 8385
W: http://www.merrimanshawaii.com


 

Bills Waikiki


280 Beach Walk Ave
Honolulu 96815
HAWAII

P: +1 808 922 1500
E: info@billshawaii.com
W: http://www.billshawaii.com

 

Stafford Road Wine Bar


101 Queen Street
Northcote Point
Auckland
NEW ZEALAND

P: +64 9 480 2690
E: info@staffordroadwinebar.co.nz
W: http://www.staffordroadwinebar.co.nz


 
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