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Month: December 2013

ZB Travel – Trending in 2013

Let’s look at some of the defining trends that emerged throughout the year,   that will ripple into the new year. What about the surge in young travellers? A big bright spot for the travel industry in 2013. More and more Millenials are jumping on planes, and exploring the world. In fact, under 35 year olds… Read More ›

The Press-News column Dec 17

Working under the Sun. Question: How can you tell the difference between a construction worker and road worker in Christchurch? Answer: Every road worker must wear full-length clothing at all times, regardless of the weather. In stark contrast to the road crews, the vast bulk of tradespeople working in my neighbourhood are wearing as little… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Aussie Summer Hits.

I hear you’ve assembled a swag of holiday ideas to spike a summer break in Aussie? Yes, well everyone knows about their landmark summer drawers like the Boxing Day Test, the Tennis Open, the Harbour Bridge fireworks  and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. But I’ve staked out all sorts of extra drawers to rev… Read More ›

The Press-News column. Dec 10

Valuing Teachers. On Friday, a spirited group of Canterbury school principals invited me along to their Christmas luncheon. Given I was strapped in my first year at primary school and caned in my last week at high school, I developed an intimate appreciation for a school’s desire to uphold order and high standards. The conversation… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Christmas Markets

Just how much of a magnet is the Christmas Market mania? The allure of these seasonal pop ups is monstrous. They are the biggest people-mover in the European winter, casting a spell over millions of travellers, who traipse all over the continent, in the worst of weathers, for the market magic fix.  Some  German markets lure… Read More ›