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

 


Naked flight attendants launch NZ travel search website

Naked flight attendants launch NZ travel search website



One of the world's top travel search companies today unveiled its next-generation website with body painted flight attendants and a 3-D chalk artwork of the world.

Body painted flight attendants and a three-dimensional chalk art creation of the world took centre stage in the Auckland CBD today as Momondo Group, the travel search pioneer, unvieled its new next generation Cheapflights website atCheapflights.co.nz.

New Zealand is the first country to benefit from a series of new features and enhancements .

Cheapflights is one of the world’s most popular travel search websites in nine countries. Momondo Group selected New Zealand as one of just two early test-markets for the next generation site and unveiled the new site today after it completed final user testing.

The Australian site, Cheapflights.com.au is one of the fastest growing of the group's travel search websites.
The new “meta” site features a simplified user interface designed to make it easier to search through millions of flights and travel options faster – as well as quickly filter and compare results, according to whether holidaymakers want the “cheapest” or the “quickest” option.

Cheapflights.co.nz now also features handy “chart view” and “calendar view” options to enable users to easily find the cheapest days and times to travel.

The launch was celebrated in the Britomart precinct in Auckland with body painted flight attendants encouraging passers-by to get into the picture by posing next to a 3D chalk artwork of some of the world’s most popular landmarks and to explore the world via the new site.

According to the latest data from cheapflights.co.nz, New Zealanders are already pushing their adventure- holiday boundaries in 2014. The latest data reveals the top emerging destinations – the biggest movers in terms of flight searches on the site – were Stockholm (Sweden), Cork (Ireland) and Milan (Italy). Other cities recording large increases in searches were Venice, Italy (4th); Prague, Czech Republic; (5th); Cairo, Egypt (6th); Seattle, USA (7th) and Seoul, South Korea (8th) with Bangalore, India, and Rome, Italy, rounding off the top ten risers.
The new Cheapflights site now enables users to compare a much wider range of airlines and travel companies across the market, helping them to find the best options – whether by price, convenience, duration or carrier – to meet their needs.
A revealing new “fast insights” feature enables users to quickly find the latest local prices for taxis, buses and a range of local goods – from clothing to coffee, from eggs to water and a range of beers.

Pages are served faster thanks to new optimised requests, helping users find flights and information more quickly – and the site now uses “responsive design”, meaning content now better fits on a range of screen sizes; making it easier to view on laptops, tablets, smartphones and the next generation of portable devices.

Hugo Burge, CEO of Momondo Group, said: “New Zealand is the first country to benefit from our new search technology, smart filters and simplified design. New Zealand has proved an excellent test market to help develop the first of our next gen sites – and users here have really helped shape and inform our thinking.

“Given that Kiwis are known for travelling far and wide, it makes sense to launch the first of our new sites here. We already know that New Zealand has ‘royal approval’ and just as New Zealand was the first destination for the next generation of royals, it’s where we’ve come to kick off our next generation of travel search. We want to give New Zealanders a headstart with their travel searches, helping people push their boundaries with new destinations – and help Chalk it up with Cheapflights.”

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Post-Post: Brian Roche To Step Down As NZ Post CEO

Brian Roche will step down as chief executive of New Zealand Post in April 2017, having led the state-owned postal service's drive to adjust to shrinking mail volumes with a combination of cost cuts, asset sales, modernisation and expansion of new businesses. More>>

ALSO:

Company Results: Air NZ Rides The Tourism Boom With Record Full-Year Earnings

Air New Zealand has ridden the tourism boom and staved off increased competition to deliver the best full-year earnings in its 76-year history. More>>

ALSO:

New PGP: Sheep Milk Industry Gets $12.6M Crown Funding

The Sheep - Horizon Three programme aims to develop "a market driven, end-to-end value chain generating annual revenues of between $200 million and $700 million by 2030," according to a joint statement. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. When combined with the forecast earnings per share range for the 2017 financial year of 50 to 60 cents, the total payout available to farmers in the current season is forecast to be $5.25 to $5.35 before retentions. More>>

ALSO:

Keep Digging: Seabed Ironsands Miner TransTasman Tries Again

The first company to attempt to gain a resource consent to mine ironsands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone has lodged a new application containing fresh scientific and other evidence it hopes will persuade regulators after their initial application was turned down in 2014. More>>

Wool Pulled: Duvets Sold As ‘Premium Alpaca’ Mostly Sheep’s Wool

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news