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YHA and Origin Launch Flexible Travel

YHA and Origin Launch Flexible Travel First Partnership Changes the Way Kiwis See Their Own Country

Christchurch – With this week’s launch of Wing it, New Zealanders who love to travel celebrate a new era of flexibility in the way they see their own country. Wing it puts impulse back into their holidays, pairing freedom with great fares.

Many Kiwis who have done their OE have used the UK budget airlines for weekend trips to Dublin or Rome. YHA and Origin are bringing that same sort of opportunity to New Zealand holidaymakers.

YHA's central locations and Origin's range of destinations make hopping around the country easy as well as affordable. YHA New Zealand Marketing Manager Daniel Shields suggests that Wing it will change the way Kiwis think about distance. It will also play a role in revolutionising the travel plans of international visitors.

“Take your average backpacker. With a Wing it ticket, they can cut back for festivals or revisit favourite spots. I think you’ll see people using it to make itineraries based on interests, even weather or say surf, rather than fixed routes.”

Mike Pero, Marketing Director of Origin Pacific Airlines, feels that the fares and flexibility of Wing it really open up New Zealand. Adventures and occasions can be planned at short notice without blowing the budget. “It’s simple to use and easy on the wallet," says Pero.

YHA has a 72-year history in New Zealand, providing not only affordable accommodation, but connections to the local community, natural environment and like-minded travellers. Holidaymakers of all ages choose YHA, knowing they can expect international standards of comfort, security, cleanliness and welcome. They also want to travel more, stay longer and spend less on necessities, such as accommodation and transport. YHA - Over 60 unique New Zealand experiences.

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