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SKAL AKL post-Covid catch up

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 05:44

It was less formal and possibly a bit more subdued than usual, but at least SKAL Auckland found a bit of normality with a catch up at The Good George bar at North Wharf late last week.

About 20 members of the travel fellowship and friendship organisation shared Covid lockdown stories and talked about what the future has to hold.

Equality event likely to return

Thursday, 12 March 2020 23:06

The founder of A Force for Good says she will bring the event back to Auckland if it can attract the needed sponsorship.

Passing on the golf club

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 02:08

It was somewhat of a swansong for the organiser of the trade’s annual Travel Industry Golf Day on Friday.

After driving the event for 25 years, industry personality Mike Hogan of Hogan & Associates has passed the golf baton (or should we say golf club) to Dennis Payne of House of Travel, Orewa. With temperatures in the late 20s, cold liquid refreshments were sponsored oncourse by TRAVELinc Memo. A sausage sizzle sponsored by Allianz provided pregame sustenance. Steve Woods from Jet Park Hotels won the spot prize of flights to Fiji complete with accommodation courtesy of Fiji Airways, Marriott and Treasure Island.

 

 

Anaheim bowls them over

Friday, 28 February 2020 00:00

The mood was festive at Metrolanes Bowling in Auckland on Wednesday night when the Visit Anaheim crew hosted agents to tenpin bowling and dinner of American fare.

Accommodation news from the city includes the new Cambria Hotel & Suites with its own waterpark; and the October opening of The Westin Anaheim Resort. A 15-minute walk (or even shorter shuttle ride) to Disneyland, the four-diamond Westin will have 120 suites among its 618 rooms and a family travel programme.

‘Children are recognised at check-in with a travel journal and stuffed toy,’ says director of sales and marketing, Cynthia Ordyke. ‘We have a rooftop bar exclusive to in-house guests and from which they’ll be able to see the night-time fireworks at Disneyland.’

State side in New Zealand

Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:51

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