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Auckland a favourite with Aussies

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Auckland a favourite with Aussie Business Travellers

Business travellers surveyed on favourite destinations

BRISBANE – 8 July 2008: Australians have voted Auckland one of their favourite destinations for business travel in a survey conducted by accommodation website,

Auckland took out 8th place on the list, beating Dubai, Beijing and Hawaii, with nearly 10% of the business travellers surveyed, selecting New Zealand’s largest city as their favourite.

London took line honours with 19% of the vote, pipping New York, Hong Kong and Paris in the process.

Commenting on the survey,’s New Zealand General Manager Tania Witheford said the results were a positive sign for New Zealand tourism.

Over 80% of respondents said they tried to add a leisure component to the beginning or end of their trip.

Favourite international destinations for business travel

1. London
3. New York
5. Hong Kong
7. Paris
9. Singapore
11. Japan
13. Bangkok
15. Auckland
17. Hawaii
19. Dubai

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