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London Overwhelming Favourite for Kiwis

24 September 2013

London Overwhelming Favourite for Kiwis

London is still the top European destination for Kiwis with over 45% of customers travelling to the UK and Europe in August 2013, choosing London as their main destination.

Flight Centre, New Zealand’s largest travel retailer, reports that following London, the top growing European destinations in August 2013 are Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and Milan, compared to the same month of the previous year.

Flight Centre will again hold the largest travel show dedicated to the UK and Europe in Christchurch, on Sunday 06 October 2013, where the public can take advantage of the best airfares for European travel in 2014.

Flight Centre New Zealand’s managing director, Mike Friend, said that while the UK has always been a popular destination with Kiwis, there is an increase in people travelling to destinations away from the main hubs.

“London will always be a favourite and is definitely a traditional choice with Kiwis on their OE. However, the statistics show that we are certainly starting to look for alternative destinations to explore with Dublin showing over 65 percent in passenger growth and Milan over 55 percent.

“We are also seeing a real trend in experiential travel at the moment, with an increasing number of travellers incorporating sailing trips into their holidays, often in Greece or Croatia. European river cruising is also extremely popular, where you can sleep overnight and wake up in a different town or city each day,” Mr Friend said.

The Discover Europe Travel Expo will be held at the Christchurch Air Force Museum and will include exclusive flight specials to the UK and Europe, as well as a wide range of specials for destinations all across the globe.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to travel to the UK or Europe in 2014. There are many factors to consider when planning long-haul travel, from entry and exit points to value for money. Talking to a travel specialist can ensure you get the most out of your next holiday,” Mr Friend said.

Flight Centre stores in the South Island will also hold in-store shows over this weekend and will have access to some of the amazing deals. Contact your local Flight Centre store for further details.


DIARY DETAILS

What: Discover Europe Travel Expo 2013

When: Sunday, 06 October 2013. 10am – 4pm

Where: Christchurch Air Force Museum

Admission is FREE.

www.flightcentre.co.nz/discovereurope

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