Travel deals of the week (+ be in to win)

Deal of the week: Set sail for the Norwegian fjords

Cruise the Norwegian fjords on the Queen Mary 2 for a seven-night round trip from Southampton, England – a cruise package that starts at $2139pp, twin-share. Your accommodation is in a Britannia Inside Cabin, and main meals and entertainment on board are part of the package price, which comes with bonuses, including a $100 shipboard credit. The itinerary includes Bergen, Alesund, Flam and Stavanger, and the departure date is August 4 next year. Book by November 19.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 808 040 or

Paradise for two

An “adults-only” escape to Paradise Cove Resort Fiji is priced from $4199pp, and is inclusive of return Fiji Airways fares from Auckland to Fiji. You’ll be whisked away from Denarau on the mainland to Paradise Cove for five nights inaCove Villa, including all meals. You’ll stay a night either side of your island escape at Denarau on the mainland, at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, where you’ll be served champagne breakfasts. Book by December 14. There isavariety of travel periods available.

Contact: OurPacific, 0800 500 598

Have a blast in Bali

You’ve probably seen the videos on social media, and now “it’s a thing”– you can fly-board over the ocean in Bali. The latest thrills and spills activity will have you soaring into the air up to 5m with the help of powerful water jets. Experienced instructors will show you how to control the fly-board, so you can confidently zip, flip, turn and twirl before diving into the water. Check out fly-boarding in the New Year with a return flights and seven-nights’ accommodation package from Auckland to Bali priced from $935pp from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. Travel between February1and March 28, and book before September 19.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or

Best of Sri Lanka

A new tour, created specifically for 18 to 35-year-olds, sets out for the first time on January 28. Pure Sri Lanka is a 10 day tour that covers all the country’s highlights, from national parks to beaches, and the tea-growing region. Priced from $2043pp, it includes a 10 per cent discount for bookings made by November 30, all transport, accommodation, a knowledgeable guide, and many meals.

Contact: your own travel agent or Contiki, 0508266 8454.

On the water’s edge

Return Air New Zealand fares from Auckland to Niue and seven nights’ accommodation are priced from $1574pp, twin-share, for selected dates in December, 2019, January and through to March. You’ll stay at Scenic Matavai Resort’s apartments, where you’ll be met on arrival with complimentary drinks. The apartment complex is set nearthe water’s edge, 1.7km from the resort, which runs a free shuttle service. Travel from Wellington and Christchurch is an extra $169 each for this package. Book by March 31 next year and travel between December1 and 18, January 26 and March 29.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 303 132 or

The right balance

Return Air Vanuatu flights to Port Vila and four nights at Iririki Island Resort and Spa are priced from $1059pp, twin-share, for February and March holidays. You’ll stay in an Island Fare, the Wi-Fi is free, and you’ll have complimentary use of all non-motorised water sports equipment, ferry transfers between the resort and the mainland every day, and return airport transfers. Travel between February 2 and March 30. Book by January 31.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715 or

Icecream of the crop

Il Gelato di San Crispino has long been considered the best gelato in Rome, and is nearby the Trevi Fountain. Savour one of its exotic and delightful flavours on a 12-day “Ultimate Italy Luxury Gold” escorted tour. Priced from $8505pp, twin-share, this is an 11-night journey with luxurious accommodation, all breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, including wine, and luxurious transport. The itinerary’s highlights include a traditional gondola ride and private cruise of the Isle of Capri. This tour departs Rome and heads to Pompeii, Isle of Capri, Assisi, Perugia, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre- Monterosso, Rapallo and Verona before finishing in Venice. Book by the end of this month. The tour departures are on selected dates between April 21 and May 12, or on September 29 or October 16 next year. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: Travel Associates, 0800 951 655 or

Be in to win

Travel doesn’t have many downsides, but the effect flying has on our skin is definitely one of them. Dry skin, puffy eyes and a dull complexion are the not-so-glam side of the jet-set life.

Luckily, we have the solution. Here at Travel we’re giving away an RE9 Advanced set from Arbonne, alongside their RE9 Advanced Prepwork Gel Eye Masks. The RE9 Advanced set contains a smoothing facial cleanser, regenerative toner, intensive renewal serum, corrective eye cream, night repair cream and restorative day cream to help clean, hydrate and brighten your skin after all that stale plane air.

All the packaging is under 100ml, meaning you can keep up your routine even while in the air. All Arbonne products are cruelty-free, vegan and GMO-free.

To be in to win, head to our Facebook page, and comment with your best tip for looking good while flying. Entries close at 4pm, Monday, September 24.

Standard NZME terms and conditions also apply.

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