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Easter’s sweeter without Politicians & Colleagues!

Survey Reveals: Easter’s sweeter without Politicians and Work Colleagues!

Kiwis prefer to hang out with partners, family and celebrities…

Auckland – 31 March 2004, Wotif.com ( www.wotif.com ) New Zealand’s leading last-minute accommodation website revealed the results of their Easter poll: 27% of Kiwis can’t stand the thought of spending the four day break with politicians and worldwide political leaders, who ranked no. 1 on the list of people New Zealanders least want to spend Easter with.

Interesting candidates such as Helen Clark and Don Brash repeatedly topped this category with George Bush taking the lead.

Work colleagues and employers (14%) secured second place on the scale of undesirables to spend the long weekend with. Wotif.com’s survey further revealed a strong need for many to avoid whingers, annoying people and Australian rugby players during their time off.

Partners, Families & Celebrities Get Thumbs Up

Of the 600 travellers surveyed, 52% confirmed spending quality time with partners was the way to go, followed by 20% who chose family.

Having a sexy star by ones side during Easter swooped up third place and included celebs such as, Johnny Depp, David Beckham, Meg Ryan and Kylie Minogue, to name but a few on the wish-list.

Choice Easter Deals Fit for Kings

Auckland

Offer: Duxton Hotel Auckland – Deluxe Room

Price: $115 per room night (normally $350 room only rate)

Inclusions: Parking & two Cadbury crème eggs

Wellington

Offer: InterContinental Wellington – Standard Room

Price: $175 per room night (normally $450 room only rate)

Inclusions: Breakfast for two & 1pm check out

Christchurch

Offer: Millennium Christchurch – Standard Room

Price: $165 per room night (normally $275 room only rate)

Inclusions: Full breakfast for two, newspaper & valet parking

Rotorua

Offer: Centra Rotorua – Budget Room

Price: $160 per room night (normally $203 room only rate)

Inclusions: Fully cooked breakfast for two

Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Offer: Broadeaves Bed & Breakfast – Master Room

Price: $225 per room night (normally $500 room only rate)

Inclusions: Family Treat with dinner on 1st night, 3 hours childminding on 2nd night & full cooked breakfast both mornings (min. 2 night stay)

Exclusive Easter deals are listed on www.wotif.com . R oom rates and availability are subject to change at anytime.

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Note to Editor

1 Data based on survey conducted by Wotif.com amongst 600 New Zealand adult holiday-travellers between 02 March until 27 March, 2004.

About Wotif.com

Founded in 2000, Wotif.com ( www.wotif.com ) is the global specialist in last-minute accommodation. Their easy-to-use website and booking engine offers travellers quality accommodation at competitive prices worldwide. This unique win-win service provides customers with access to accommodation at reduced rates for the next 14 days and fills rooms that would otherwise remain unsold. Wotif.com’s portfolio includes hotels, motels, apartments, resorts, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts worldwide in more than 30 countries with over 6000 participating properties.

Wotif.com’s office is in Auckland and its properties can be booked online or through their call centre which operates a superior and personable customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the Australian headquarters. International offices of Wotif.com are based in United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore.

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