NORFOLK SELF FAMILS
THERE have been lots of changes to the way Norfolk Island is governed this year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the spectacular destination’s appeal. From 1 July the Australian Government is extending Australian social security, immigration, taxation and government services to Norfolk, much to the consternation of some residents who fear the loss of their independence. However tourism remains a mainstay of the Norfolk Island economy, and Air New Zealand has joined with Norfolk Island Tourism to support a new program of “self-famils” for Australian travel agents.
Local operators will be offering complimentary accommodation and experiences, while Air NZ will provide a $179 plus taxes industry fare and $319 plus taxes friend fare for return flights ex Sydney through until 26 August 2016, and ex Brisbane up to 23 August 2016. To participate, express interest before 17 June by contacting Marion Belus at The Unique Tourism Collection for an application form.