Can a vacation save your life?

(BPT) – If you’ve ever wondered whether there are benefits to taking a vacation or traveling, there is good news. Research shows that vacations can help you live longer and improve your mental and physical health. According to a 2016 Harvard study, when travelers planned out their vacations at least a month in advance, traveled […]
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Why a trans-Tasman travel bubble makes a lot of sense for Australia and New Zealand

We are hearing increasing talk about a trans-Tasman “travel bubble”, which could see Australia and New Zealand open their borders to each other. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was a special guest at Australia’s national cabinet meeting on Tuesday, which discussed the possibility of setting up a travel safe zone. Both Ardern and Australia’s […]
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How to keep COVID-19 at bay during the summer holidays — and help make travel bubbles a reality in 2021

Recent announcements on travel bubbles and quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia from early next year will be welcome news for whānau and friends as well as businesses and the tourism industry. But as the prime minister made clear, the travel bubble will be contingent on the virus remaining well under control in both […]
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Is cruising still safe? Will I be insured? What you need to know about travelling during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has now reached more than 80,000 recorded cases, largely concentrated in China, with a death toll over 2,700 and rising. There are few signs the epidemic is abating. In fact, new cases have emerged in a host of European countries in recent days, while significant outbreaks have continued to grow in […]
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