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Jingle all the way to Auckland this Christmas

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Jingle all the way to Auckland this Christmas

Auckland 19 December 2006: Wotif.com (www.wotif.com) Australasia’s leading accommodation website, revealed today that Auckland has come in first place on the list of the most popular kiwi destinations for Wotif.com customers this Christmas*.

While the traditional tourist destinations of Queenstown, Taupo, Rotorua and Bay of Islands all appeared on the list, it seems that many people are opting for ity-based getaways this Christmas, with Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington appearing in the top ten kiwi destinations.

Graeme Wood, Wotif.com CEO and Managing director, commented, “While traditionally holidaymakers head to the coastal areas over Christmas, city hotels and apartments have lower than usual occupancy levels and, as a consequence, offer great deals that are snapped up by savvy consumers.

“Wotif.com customers know that there are great accommodation deals to be found, even in busy times such as Christmas, if they are prepared to go where the deals take them.”

Wotif.com NZ Manager Tania Witheford says there has been a lot of activity on the Wotif.com site over this period with travellers keen to secure great deals in New Zealand.

“This list not only represents local New Zealand travellers snapping up Wotif.com’s great deals but also Kiwi’s coming home for the holidays and Australian and other international travellers taking advantage of the great deals for a kiwi Christmas,” she said.

Top Ten Kiwi Destinations:
1. Auckland
2. Christchurch
3. Queenstown
4. Rotorua
5. Wellington
6. Bay of Islands
7. Tauranga
8. Te Anau
9. Taupo
10. Dunedin

Still looking for a great deal for a Christmas getaway? Then check out Wotif.com’s pick of the hottest deals around** …


Auckland
SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland, 5 star
Daylight Saving are NZ$225 p/n (usually NZ$619 p/n)
Conditions: Rate not available 30 & 31 December
Link: www.wotif.com/hotel12784


Christchurch
Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch
Cool Hot Deals are NZ$125 p/n (usually NZ$315 p/n)
Conditions: Minimum 2 night stay. Not available 30 December – 02 January.
Link: www.wotif.com/hotel23269


Queenstown
Oaks Shores Queenstown
Hotel rooms are NZ$129 p/n (usually NZ$277 p/n)
Conditions: Minimum 2 nights stay. Not available 29 December – 2 January
Link: www.wotif.com/hotel36030

Rotorua
Heritage Rotorua
School holiday deal rooms are NZ$109 p/n (usually NZ$225 p/n)
Link: www.wotif.com/hotel44783

Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 4 star
Frosty the snowman packages are NZ$135 p/n (usually NZ$347 p/n)
Link: www.wotif.com/hotel1538

ENDS

Notes to editor
* Destinations surveyed from bookings made between 24 and 26 December on Wotif.com
** All prices are per room per night for two, unless otherwise stated, and were available in sufficient quantity at the time of writing, however rates and availability are subject to change at any time.

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