Aug 25, 2022

Follow These Steps Prior to Traveling to New Zealand

Here is a simple blog post which will provide steps visitors from the USA will need to take in order to travel to New Zealand (updated August, 2023):

1) Obtain...

Jul 13, 2022

Visitor Travel Information for Australia

Looking to travel to Australia in 2022-23? Follow these steps below!

Step 1: Electronic Travel Authority

(Hint: Do this months before you travel)

If you hold an ETA-eligible passport (i.e. you do...

Mar 22, 2022

New York to Auckland Non-Stop

Air New Zealand today announced that we may now book their much-awaited nonstop service between New York and Auckland taking off from 17 September, 2022.

The inaugural non-stop flight from...

Jul 12, 2021

Update on the State of Travel to New Zealand

This focus of this blog post is to provide a quick update as to the status of travel to New Zealand and thoughts as to when visitors will be able...

Dec 07, 2020

2021 Predictions for New Zealand Travel


It’s the end of 2020 and what a year it has been. Good riddance! Who would have thought we would be here a year ago? We wrote about it...

Feb 25, 2020

Foreplay Podcast - Australia and New Zealand

Following his trip to Australia and New Zealand, Sam "Riggs" Bozoian shared a podcast with his thoughts and reactions. You can Click here to listen to the podcast in its...

Dec 17, 2019

Recap of Shipnuck & Ginella Trip to Australia & New Zealand

We were so happy to have helped send Alan Shipnuck, Matt Ginella and friends to Australia and New Zealand this year. Recently Alan published an article about his time "down...

Jun 17, 2019

Itemized Pricing- How We Work With Transparency

Many travel companies provide a single sum for arranging your travel. One number for the work they provide and away you go. Is it out of convenience? Something more secretive?

Jan 17, 2019

TSA Wait Times Due to the Partial Government Shutdown

Under "normal" wait-time conditions airlines recommend for travelers with economy tickets to arrive and check-in at least 2 hours ahead of their international flight. Due to the ongoing partial government...

Nov 19, 2018

A Novel Way to Access the Golf Course?

The future of travel is almost upon us! Recently Air New Zealand announced it has partnered with New Zealand-based Zephyr Airworks on the world’s first autonomous electric air taxi service...

Oct 29, 2018

The 19th Hole: Beyond Your Round of Golf

You are taking time to visit New Zealand to play golf and it should be a special time! Our team understands that this often entails weighing a number of factors...

Oct 22, 2018

A Few Words and Phrases One May Hear on their Trip to New Zealand

Traveling to New Zealand is a lot of fun. Trust us. Seriously, that's a plug to call one of our experts. You can trust us!

However, while in the country...

Oct 09, 2018

The Value of Booking International and Domestic on a Single Ticket

As a wholesaler of Air New Zealand we are in the fortunate position to have a contract which allows our Airdesk to book tickets directly. What does this mean for...

Dec 04, 2017

Trusting Strangers and the Re-Introduction of the McRib Sandwich

Large marketing budgets and 5-star reviews on the internet do not necessarily indicate that an activity or accommodation in New Zealand is right for you. Reviews on popular websites, even those...

Oct 26, 2017

Flying Business Premier on Air New Zealand

Business Premier

Business Premier is available on all Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 (Dreamliner) long haul services operated by Air New Zealand. With this fare you receive premium check-in, courtesy lounge entry, ...

Oct 13, 2017

Air New Zealand' Kiwi "Pete"

Air New Zealand has great commercials that are quintessential New Zealand. In this latest video a potentially sad situation for Pete turns into a nice trip. For those who may...

Oct 26, 2016

Robb Report calls out "New Zealand's Great Eight" in November, 2016 issue

In this month's issue of The Robb Report (Nov. 2016) James A. Frank has penned the article "New Zealand's Great Eight" which lists his top courses to play in the...

Oct 19, 2016

Avoid Becoming Tourism New Zealand's "Average" Tourist to New Zealand

In a recent post by Tourism New Zealand golf was cited as an "increasingly popular activity" with 60% year-on-year growth out of the United States in 2015-2016. 

Great news for...

Aug 31, 2016

Disney's Pete's Dragon (New Zealand footage in movies)

We believe that New Zealand is a wonderful place to play golf for the same reasons that make it a wonderful place to vacation! Simply put the country is striking, and...

Aug 25, 2016

Details Make the Difference on a Potentially Missed Flight!

A small example of a member of The Best of New Zealand going the extra mile for a recent client, and a reason to use a trusted partner when putting together...