Deal of the week
Travellers from New Zealand can save hundreds on flights to Tahiti and Los Angeles if they buy their Air Tahiti Nui airfares by January 24 for travel from Auckland. Departures from other New Zealand airports are available at an additional surcharge. Flights to Papeete are discounted by about $250, and now start at $799 pp, return. Savings of around $260 come with the airline's fares to Los Angeles, now starting at $1199.
Travel from January 21 through to October 31, although there are some blocked-out periods.
Across the Pacific
Cruise from Yokohama, Japan, to Vancouver in Canada this April on a 15-night crossing which includes your return airfares, a night in Tokyo with transfers to the ship, and a night in Vancouver. A shipboard US$200 credit comes with your Oceanview Stateroom. This package starts at $4599 pp, twin-share. Book by the close of business this Friday.
Contact: Our Cruise, 0800 400 498.
Start planning your winter break, the hot deals are available now, including a package with return flights and eight nights' accommodation at the Phuket Marriot Resort and Spa in Thailand. The resort is a secluded beach-front property and the package includes all breakfasts,adinner at the hotel and a free massage, plus a $50 Aelia duty-free voucher. Priced from $1899 pp, double-share, this package must be booked by January 22.
Contact: Our Asia, 0800 802 742.
Morocco on a plate
A Morocco Real Food Adventure is a 10-day Intrepid tour priced from $1585 pp, twin share, which covers almost everything you'll need, from transport and accommodation to all your breakfasts, most dinners and four of your lunches. You'll spend two nights in a riad, a traditional Moroccan house, and have a lesson in cooking at a Berber Tagine Cooking Class plus go wine-tasting in Essaouira. This tour departs from Casablanca and finishes in Marrakesh. Book by close of business this Thursday. There are selected departure dates between July 27 and September 14. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.
Contact: Travel Associates, 0800 951 655.
A taste of Iberia
Explore the cultural riches and heritage of Iberia as you sample local cuisine, visit landmarks and meet passionate locals on an 18-day Grand Spain and Portugal tour from Madrid to Barcelona. This package includes accommodation, sightseeing, many meals,
transfers, transport and the services of a travel director and local experts. Departure dates are available from April to October, and start at $6550 pp, twin share.
Payments made by February 28 will be discounted by 7.5 per cent.
Contact: Insight Vacations, 0800 568 769.
Be in to win
Herald Travel has teamed up with Lapoche to bring you the chance to win a frequent flyer travel pack, valued at $511.
The Lapoche range of accessories separate, protect and organise luggage, ensuring that everything arrives in perfect condition without adding bulk or weight to your travel goods. Each piece is made from quality, durable and washable fabrics and trims that easily fold away.
There are shoe bags, laundry bags, toiletry bags, passport pouches and more.
To enter the draw, go to our Facebook page, find the Lapoche post. Share your top packing tip in the comments and tag a friend with whom you'd like to take your next big trip. We'll publish some of the tips and name the winner later this month.
Entries close 9am Tuesday 23 February. Standard NZME terms and conditions apply.