Travel Alerts

US Midwest: Snowstorm

26 November 2018 – A storm bringing strong winds and heavy snow has grounded hundreds of flights in the US Midwest and closed major highways. A blizzard warning is in effect for areas in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

AirAsia route cancellation

16 November 2018 – Malaysia-based airline AirAsia have announced it will no longer fly between Auckland and the Gold Coast from 11 February 2019. Services will be reduced to four times per week from 29 January 2019.

California: Fires

13 November 2018 – Three major wildfires in California have caused hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate the area.

Italy: Flooding

30 October 2018 – Much of Italy is under alert for flooding after strong winds and heavy rain have caused the death of six people. Areas affected include Venice, Napes, Lazio and Liguria.

USA: Hurricane Michael

12 October 2018 – Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall near Panama City, Florida around 6.30 am 11 October 2018 (NZST).

Sinorama Holidays closure

5 October 2018 - Canadian based travel agency, Sinorama Holidays has gone into liquidation.

Indonesia, Sulawesi: Earthquake and tsunami

1 October 2018 – A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi triggering a tsunami and multiple aftershocks. At least 832 people have died and many are still reported missing.

Japan: Typhoon Trami

1 October 2018 – Typhoon Trami is currently making landfall in Japan as a Category 3 Typhoon. It brings heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds to mainland Japan and evacuation orders have been made in some areas of southern and western Japan.

Philippines & Taiwan: Typhoon Mangkhut

11 September 2018 – Typhoon Mangkhut is currently making its way towards the Philippines and potentially Taiwan bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.

USA: Hurricane Florence

11 September 2018 – Hurricane Florence is heading towards the South-East coast of the United States and is predicted to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane.