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New Zealand am I going MAD!! January 2012
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Olly

Thanks for the quick responce...Really looking forward to the trip, and Hong Kong will be FAB went there about 37 years ago...OMG how old am I feeling now...


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Post: #12
Olly

With the postings on pre booking optional excursions, as there are quite a few and they cost a fair bit, will I be able to pay for the New Zealand ones before I go? and I know it's a bit early but any idea on the tour manager as yet? Also a very important question about taking food in suit case, I am a vegetarian and I always pack snacks ie. cuppa soups pasta in a mug meals, chocolate and crisp nibbles, just in case I have a dissaster of a meal while away, I know when I travelled into Australia, I got told this wasnt really to be done, I was allowed after pleading my case and them having a look and everything was sealed. Will this be the same case with flights to New Zealand via Hong Kong as well.

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Hi Cindy
At the moment these excursions can only be paid for in cash while you are away. It's possible that this may have changed by the time you go so have a look at your final information before you go. It should be easy enough to withdraw cash in New Zealand, as you will find plenty of cashpoints in the big cities.
We haven't appointed a tour manager yet but I should be able to tell you by November.
As for the food, I know some countries have strict rules about importing meat and vegetables and other perishables but I'm surprised you've had any trouble taking dry food on your travels in hold luggage. I've always brought packets and jars back from my holidays without any trouble.
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Olly


Thank you will check in again in Nov

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(16/08/2011, 02:25 PM)nixon Wrote: Olly

With the postings on pre booking optional excursions, as there are quite a few and they cost a fair bit, will I be able to pay for the New Zealand ones before I go? and I know it's a bit early but any idea on the tour manager as yet? Also a very important question about taking food in suit case, I am a vegetarian and I always pack snacks ie. cuppa soups pasta in a mug meals, chocolate and crisp nibbles, just in case I have a dissaster of a meal while away, I know when I travelled into Australia, I got told this wasnt really to be done, I was allowed after pleading my case and them having a look and everything was sealed. Will this be the same case with flights to New Zealand via Hong Kong as well.

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I suggest you check with the New Zealand High Commission website as you are not allowed to take any food into or out of NZ - biosecurity. At the airport they have honesty bins for you to drop off food before you go through customs/security. There are even sniffer dogs checking out your luggage - even on the conveyor belt!

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Sylvia

Thanks for that information. I did get told off nicely when I went to Australia, so I think I shall have to leave my nibbles at home and just buy stuff as I go when there. Have visions of me being carted off to the interveiw room leaving the tour behind..

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