Ashford, England United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 21, 2011 -- The devastating earthquake in Christchurch in February of this year resulted in many tourists and visitors to the city being separated from their suitcases and baggage. YHA New Zealand has since recovered a large number of lost items and is working with Seven Seas Worldwide to find the owners.
The team at YHA New Zealand, a member of the International Youth Hostels Federation, are performing the thankless task of identifying individual items of lost luggage currently in their possession after the terrible events of the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011.
Visitors and tourists who were unfortunately parted from their baggage during this chaotic period could soon be contacted by YHA New Zealand and reunited with their bags, suitcases and assorted luggage.
The renowned international shipping company Seven Seas Worldwide is assisting YHA New Zealand in its task. With many depot locations all over the world, Seven Seas Worldwide provides the perfect global network for sending items and excess baggage overseas.
When asked about why they decided to take part in the Christchurch project, Seven Seas Worldwide director John Henderson replied "We have the staff and the resources in New Zealand to help the YHA with their very admirable mission. We're doing what we can to make sure all lost baggage is boxed up safely and delivered to the door of the recipient wherever they may be in the world. After all, sending baggage abroad is our business. It's what we're good at."
YHA New Zealand hopes to continue their partnership with the Seven Seas team until all consignments have been successfully taken care of.
If you have been affected by the problems in Christchurch and require more information about the YHA New Zealand initiative, please visit the YHA New Zealand webpage http://www.yha.co.nz or check out the Seven Seas Worldwide webpage at [http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com/yha-nz].