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New Zealand continues to rank as one of the world's fastest growing cruise markets, according to the just released Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia's 2017 New Zealand Source Market Report. 

The report shows that a record 98,000 New Zealanders sailed the oceans on a cruise holiday in 2017, an 8.7% increase in passenger numbers. CLIA Australasia managing director Joel Katz says New Zealand continues to outperform more established markets and, in percentage terms, is well ahead of USA, Europe and the UK and Ireland.

  • The South Pacific maintained its place as the most popular destination for Kiwi cruisers, with the region attracting one in almost three of the nation's ocean cruise passengers.
  • New Zealand cruises continued to be the second most popular, with 24% of Kiwis choosing to cruise close to home.
  • The number of New Zealanders cruising in Australia experienced the largest growth in 2017 - with 13,264 cruising, up 112% from 2016.
  • The equivalent of 2.2% of New Zealand's population took an ocean cruise last year.

Let Mondo set in place your dream cruise - contact a Travel Specialist today.

Sources: Travelinc & www.cruising.org.au

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Fly Emirates to Milan, Rome, Venice or Bologna and connect by rail to 20 codeshare cities!

You can now enjoy smooth flight and rail connections, and a relaxed trip on high speed trains across Italy, with the new Emirates-Trenitalia partnership. With the partnership, we can book our customers' rail tickets when booking flights, meaning you can connect to over 25 stations across Italy, including Florence and Naples, on one PNR. 

Enjoy great rates in addition to a seamless journey!

Emirates-Trenitalia codeshare tickets available for sale now and applicable for travel from 23 July 2018.

Codeshare applicable stations:

  • Bari Centrale BAU
  • Roma Termini XRJ
  • Bologna Centrale IBT
  • Roma Tiburtina IRT
  • Brescia BRZ
  • Fiumicino Aeroporto FCO
  • Brindisi BQD
  • Salerno ISR
  • Caserta CTJ
  • Torino Porta Nuova TPY
  • Florence Firenze Cm Rail Station (FIR) ZMS
  • Torino Porta Susa ITT
  • Foggia FOI
  • Venezia S. Lucia XVQ
  • Lecce LCZ
  • Verona Porta Nuova XIX
  • Milano Centrale XIK
  • Vicenza VNZ
  • Milano Porta Garibaldi IPR
  • Bolzano Bozen BZQ
  • Milano Rogoredo IMR
  • Lamezia Terme Centrale LTZ
  • Napoli Centrale INP
  • Reggio Di Calabria Centrale RCC
  • Padova QPA
  • Venezia Mestre XVY

Travelling with Trenitalia on Emirates-issued tickets

Boarding the trains

You will be able to board trains without exchanging your Emirates ticket for a dedicated Trenitalia ticket. Ticket checkers will verify customer tickets using Emirates' PNR as the booking reference number.

Baggage information

Emirates' generous baggage allowance applies for train journeys, however you will need to collect checked bags from the arrival hall at relevant airports and carry them to your respective train, and vice versa.

Lounge access

Passengers travelling on Trenitalia Executive Class will need to show their Emirates ticket to gain access to the dedicated lounge wherever available and eligible.

Meals on trains

Trenitalia will provide complimentary meals and snacks depending on the train and your class of travel.

PLUS - Dubai is now on sale ... search our FLIGHTS section ... or head HERE for the DUBAI special!

 

 

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Air Tahiti Nui has added a fleet of four helicopters to its air operations in Tahiti to fill a void for private transfers, high end experiences and scenic flights. A joint venture between Air Tahiti Nui and HBG, Tahiti Nui Helicopters was formed after the only Polynesian company offering a civil helicopter service closed last year. With the arrival of the final two choppers this month, the operation is now in full swing. Tahiti Nui Helicopters offers the choice of three panoramic flights from Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, ranging from 10 to 45 minutes, and including an aerial journey into the volcanic heart of Tahiti, a flight over the lagoons fringing Moorea and sightseeing above Bora Bora’s blue lagoon, with one trip also hovering over the heart-shaped island of Tupai.

Source: Travelinc.

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