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The Capital of  Space Exploration

Also known as “the Space City” and famous for the iconic phrase “Houston we have a problem.”

Houston is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which is a hub of human space flight and inspires visitors with the wonders of space exploration.

Air New Zealand have flights non-stop between Auckland and Houston, the outward flight takes about 14 hours and the return flight is just over 15 hours due to the prevailing headwind. Please contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and to offer suggestions to design your ideal holiday.

Some interesting facts about Houston:

  • Named after General Sam Houston, an American soldier and politician. General Houston led the Texian Army to victory at the battle of San Jacinto winning the independence of Texas from Mexico in 1836
  • The climate is humid and sub tropical, combining both heat and humidity
  • The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo occurs every spring and is the largest rodeo in the world
  • The population is extremely ethnically diverse and residents speak up to 140 different languages, English and Spanish are prevalent as well as Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindu and German along with many others
  • It has one of the most amazing culinary scenes in America, offering over 10,000 Restaurants representing over 70 countries and different American regions to select from
  • Residents eat out more often than anywhere else in the United States as Houston offers almost every type of ethnic food such as; Mexican, Vietnamese, Seafood, Italian, Cajun, BBQ as well as many others
  • There is an underground pedestrian tunnel system that runs for seven miles and is 20 feet under the ground. Initially established to connect a couple of downtown movie theatres, now it links stores, restaurants and buildings
  • The largest mall in Texas can be found in Houston, housing over 375 stores over 4 floors, it is bound to have whatever you are looking for
  • Famous people born in Houston include;
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Hilary Duff
  • Johnny Nash
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jaclyn Smith
  • Jim Parsons
  • Dennis and Randy Quaid


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