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

 

Scoop Business: Alex Swney Pleads Guilty To $2.5M Fraud Charge

Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has pleaded guilty to dishonestly using documents to obtain $2.5 million. More>>

ALSO:

Petrol Burns Prices: Second Consecutive Quarterly Fall For CPI

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in the March 2015 quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly falls was in the December 1998 and March 1999 quarters. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Broadcasters Launch Battle Against Global Mode ISPs

New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they’ve launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers’ access to “global mode”, which allows customers access to offshore online content, claiming it breaches the local content providers’ copyright. More>>

ALSO:

Sanford: Closure Of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

The decision comes after a period of consultation with the 232 staff employed at the Riccarton site, who were told on 9 April that Sanford was considering the future of mussel processing in Christchurch. Recent weather patterns had impacted on natural spat (offspring) supply... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Dairy Product Prices Fall To The Lowest This Year

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, hitting the lowest level in the 2015 auctions so far, as prices for milk powder and butter slid amid concern about the outlook for commodities. More>>

ALSO:

Houston, We Have An Air Route: Air New Zealand To Fly Direct To The Heart Of Texas

Air New Zealand will fly its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week opening up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby tourist states such as Louisiana and Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Reserve Bank’s Spencer Calls On Govt To Rethink Housing Tax

The Reserve Bank has urged the government to take another look at a capital gains tax on investment in housing, allow increased high-density development and cut red tape for planning consents to address an over-heated Auckland property market. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news