Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Pack Your Floral Shirt – the USA & Hawaii Trumps All

Pack Your Floral Shirt – the USA & Hawaii Trumps All

It’s official, the United States is the hottest new travel destination for Kiwis with Flight Centre New Zealand reporting a 22% increase in bookings to the USA and a 20% increase in bookings to Hawaii in 2012, compared to the previous year.

This is backed by international travel statistics from Statistics New Zealand, showing that the number of Kiwis travelling to the United States was second only to Australia, as Kiwis continue to take advantage of the strong New Zealand dollar and cash in on their holiday of a lifetime.

To help Kiwis plan and book their next holiday, Travel Expo, New Zealand’s largest travel show, is being held in Auckland on 16 and 17 February, 2013. Hosted by Flight Centre Limited, the annual Travel Expo provides travel information, holiday packages, cruises and exclusive flight discounts, all available on the day.

Flight Centre New Zealand’s executive general manager, Mike Friend, said Hawaii is the hottest holiday destination for 2013 and this is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to travel overseas this year.

“Hawaii and the United States are hugely popular holiday destinations right now due to an increase in airline competition making it more affordable, combined with the strong New Zealand dollar. Kiwis love that they can combine a relaxing beach holiday with the bright city lights of Los Angeles or the theme parks in Anaheim.

“It’s no secret that Kiwis love to explore the world and with exclusive deals available on the day, Travel Expo is the perfect time to book your next holiday.”

Travel Expo will be held at ASB Showgrounds and will offer exclusive flight specials for a range of destinations across the globe, as well as travel presentations, information about touring, cruising, adventure travel, travel insurance and more.

“With exhibitors from around the world and expert consultants from Flight Centre, Cruiseabout, Student Flights, Intrepid My Adventure Store, Travel Associates and Travel Money on hand to provide you with the latest information on all destinations, Travel Expo is the place to go for anything travel related.”

All attendees will have the chance to go in the draw to win a holiday for two to South America, Hawaii or Fiji. Customers booking on the day can also be in to win their holiday back for free!

DIARY DETAILS
What: Travel Expo 2013
When: 16 & 17 February, 2013. 9am – 4pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.

www.flightcentre.co.nz/travelexpo


- ENDS -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Constructions Builds: Consents Top $2 Billion For The First Time

Building consents reached a record $2 billion in March 2017, boosted by new homes and several big non-residential projects, Stats NZ said today. This was up 37 percent compared with March 2016. More>>

Other Stats:

Health: Work Underway To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

As part of a global response the Ministries of Health and Primary Industries have today jointly published ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: New Zealand’s current situation and identified areas for action’ to respond to the changing pattern of antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Employment: Vodafone Announces Family Violence Policy To Support Team

From today, any of Vodafone’s 3,000 workers affected by family violence will be eligible for a range of practical support, including up to 10 additional days of paid leave per year. More>>

Burning Up Over Saturn: Cassini's Grand Finale

With propellant running low, NASA scientists are concerned that the probe might accidentally crash into one of Saturn’s nearby moons, which could contaminate it with Earthling bacteria stuck to the spacecraft. Instead, the spacecraft will be safely "disposed" in Saturn's atmosphere. More>>

ALSO:

Our Fresh Water: Monitoring Report Confirms Serious Challenges For Rivers

• nitrogen levels are getting worse at 55 percent and getting better at 28 percent of monitored river sites across New Zealand • phosphorus levels are getting better at 42 percent and getting worse at 25 percent of monitored river sites across New Zealand More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news