Something To Declare: free sun protection; cheap fares to New Zealand

Saturday 06 March 2004 01:00

Innovation of the week: free sun protection for children

Rachel Payne and Liz Gearing are two clients of Simply Travel (020-8541 2222, who have seen a business opportunity in keeping tender skin out of the sun. Their company, Koolsun, produces garments for babies and children that block 98 per cent of UVA and UVB rays. Now the tour operator has decided to provide a free Koolsun T-shirt to every child aged two or over who attends one of Simply Travel's holiday creches or children's clubs.

Bargain of the week: lowest-ever Air New Zealand fare, £499

Starting one month from today, you could fly from Heathrow via Los Angeles to Auckland, then change planes and hop over to Christchurch on the South Island, and come back the same way for under £500.

This fare on Air New Zealand through Quest Travel (0870 444 5552, is the lowest-ever offered for this journey. It is valid for outward travel until 15 June.You can route the LA-Auckland section via the Pacific islands for £55 per stopover. "Free" stopovers are allowed in Los Angeles, but you have to pay a range of US taxes.

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