“Air New Zealand, the airline to Middle-earth, is offering a special web-only airfare starting at $848. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed in spectacular locations throughout New Zealand and this airfare allows visitors to explore regions used for filming. Although the movie is fictional, the location is not and all of New Zealand is Middle-earth… Visitors can choose to fly into Auckland, for $848 from Los Angeles or $960 from San Francisco. Arrivals into other New Zealand cities, including an Auckland stopover, start at $948 from Los Angeles and $1,060 from San Francisco (from 30 June). These fares are for travel commencing 01 March – 14 June 2004 and from 19 July – 30 November… Flights to these and other destinations may be added for only $30 per sector. Ticketing deadline is 30 April 2004, for travel commencing 01 March through 30 November 2004…”
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).