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NZ Women Show Their Love Of Travel Via The Net

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NZ Women Show Their Love Of Travel Via The Internet

Auckland, Monday, November 20, 2006 - Women in New Zealand are more internet travel-savvy than their counterparts through the Asia Pacific region, according to ZUJI, the internet based travel agency.

In its latest online travel report, ZUJI.com reports a 52% to 48% split of New Zealand men and women respectively who are booking on the ZUJI.co.nz site. This compares with splits of 58% to 42% with Hong Kong and Singapore bookers, and 56% and 44% with ZUJI Australia.

ZUJI.co.nz general manager David Allen says the report revealed how much influence women have in organizing itineraries and their confidence in booking global travel through the internet

“Consistently over the past two years and even today, it’s mostly men who book online on many other ZUJI.com sites around the region. But women in New Zealand are closing the gap. A higher percentage of women book travel online on ZUJI than they do in other countries monitored, including Australia.

“The finding supports a growing trend in New Zealand for businesses to use the ZUJI.co.nz site, where we know that many secretaries and PAs make bookings on behalf of busy executives.

ZUJI also reported that New Zealand travelers are “one night wonders” with over 45% of hotel bookings for one-night stays.

“It shows our location on the world map with long haul travelers wanting to break their journey with a one-night stop-over,” explained Allen.

Hong Kong was the most popular hotel destination. Sydney and Brisbane were first and second respectively as the most favoured city destinations with London in third spot.

ZUJI.com has around one million members through the Asia Pacific region.

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