Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


New Holiday Park App helps NZ travellers

New Holiday Park App helps NZ travellers

Travelling around New Zealand just got even easier, with the launch of a new Holiday Parks App.

Using GPS, the app determines the user’s location and then shows holiday parks nearby, in either a map view or list view. In addition, it shows the locations of nearby toilets, petrol stations, supermarkets and much more. It even shows real-time road alerts to help drivers plan their trip.

The app has been developed by the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ).

“With the app listing over 290 holiday parks in New Zealand, you'll never be far away from a good night’s accommodation. Holiday parks provide New Zealand's best leisure accommodation, whether you are a backpacker or a family on holiday. New Zealand holiday parks are found in the country's most beautiful locations and you can find it all using the official Holiday Parks App,” HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says.

The app aims to make it easier for international visitors to find their way around New Zealand, Mr Brown says. New Zealanders will also find it useful when they’re on holiday.

“We are part of a collaborative project called GeoZone which aims to make it easier to travel responsibly by sharing facility locations. So if you find something not on the app, or if you find a location that's no longer there, you can submit it through the app and contribute to this awesome project,” Mr Brown says.

The app complements the HAPNZ website www.holidayparks.co.nz, mobile website http://m.holidayparks.co.nz/ and Chinese language website www.tansuoxinxilan.co.nz/hapnz/index.htm

The Holiday Parks App is available for free downloading for Apple devices. The Android version will be available very soon.

Key facts:

• The holiday park sector provides 38% of New Zealand’s commercial accommodation capacity and 20% of actual guest nights

• In the past year holiday parks provided 6,325,431 guest nights

• Guest nights to holiday parks are made up of approximately 32% international visitors and 68% domestic visitors

• While staying at holiday parks guests contribute $733 million in direct expenditure to the local communities

• Approximately $372 million (51%) of the expenditure is contributed by domestic travellers, with the balance of $362 million (49%) by international travellers

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

17 Year Sentences In Baby Moko Case: Attorney General On Plea Bargain

“The Crown’s decisions in this case, including the decision to accept the manslaughter pleas, were motivated by the need to secure convictions for this horrendous killing and to avoid the significant risk that either of the defendants could escape such a conviction because of evidential issues.” More>>

ALSO:

No Rail For New Harbour Crossing: National Giving Up On Rail In Auckland

The National Government’s decision to scrap two planned rail lines in Auckland shows it is giving up on a city-wide rail network in Auckland, and on thousands of commuters who sit in traffic jams every single day, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news