In The News:
United Airlines recently announced that its MileagePlus Miles will no longer expire. MileagePlus members will be able to retain their miles for life, effective immediately. Previously, the miles expired after 18 months of inactivity on accounts.
United joins Delta Air Lines and JetBlue who also have similar “no-expiration” policies.
Destination Spotlight – New Zealand
New Zealand is a small, sparsely populated country comprised of two islands. Despite its small size, it is packed full of magnificent natural beauty and very friendly, helpful people. There are a variety of things to do for both the adventure seeker and the laid-back traveler.
In Queenstown, you’ll find a year-round resort with downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter and zip-lining and white water rafting in the summer months.
Wellington, the capital, is a metropolitan city and home to famed film director, screenwriter & producer Peter Jackson. Many of Mr. Jackson’s companies (Weta Workshop, Weta Productions, Weta Digital and more) are also located in Wellington. These companies were highly involved in movies from the Lord of the Rings to Avatar. A Tour of the Weta Workshop is a must-see.
Another great destination in New Zealand is Fiordland National Park. Located in southwest New Zealand, the park is known for the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford. There are many hiking trails to explore, magnificent waterfalls to see or boat tours to be taken.
Give yourself at least a week, preferably two, to explore all that New Zealand has to offer!
The holidays are just around the corner. ‘Tis the season of frantically running around trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Why not take the stress out of the season by giving the gift of travel. The memories created by a travel experience will live on for years to come. It’s not too late to book your holiday travel for this year.