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Wotif.com customers come up roses

Wotif.com customers come up roses

Auckland – 31 October 2006: As accommodation bookings increase for the Ellerslie International Flower Show (15 - 29 November), customers of Wotif.com ( www.wotif.com) - New Zealand’s leading accommodation website - have voted the rose as their favourite flower or plant.*

Working in partnership with the event organizers, Wotif.com gave away Diamond Club tickets to the show, along with accommodation and Thrifty car hire. In return, they asked people to nominate their favourite flower or plant.

Overwhelming support went to the rose as favourite, followed by daffodils, lilies, tulips, chrysanthemums, rhododendrons, orchids, freesias, dahlias and sunflowers.

Wotif.com NZ Manager Tania Witheford, said “I am delighted to be able to support the Ellerslie International Flower Show, a premier event for gardening and flower enthusiasts, held at the Manurewa Botanical Gardens, south of Auckland.

“Wotif.com has partnered with the organisers of the show to offer a wide range of accommodation close to the event and in Auckland itself,” she added.

Some of the great deals available include:

Auckland

Accommodation: Langham Hotel Auckland

Deal: Flower Show Package NZ$287 per night

Inclusions: A blooming good deal includes breakfast for two and two ‘any day’ tickets to the Ellerslie International Flower Show

Link: www.wotif.com/hotel3541

Auckland

Accommodation: The Quadrant

Deal: Corporate Super Saver NZ$99 (min 2 nights)

Inclusions: Studio Apartment with ultra plush queen size bed and private balcony

Link: www.wotif.com/hotel42069

Auckland Airport & South

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport

Deal: Economy NZ$109 per night

Inclusions: Enjoy complimentary gym, sauna and newspaper, plus complimentary shuttle to airport

Link: www.wotif.com/hotel391

Auckland, Auckland Airport & South

Accommodation: Kudos Business Apartments

Deal: Executive apartment NZ$180 per night

Inclusions: Welcome basket of fresh coffee and deli biscuits on arrival and a tasty in room continental breakfast

Link: www.wotif.com/hotel43887

Ellerslie International Flower Show Organiser, Dave Mee, said “This year’s event is going to bigger and brighter than ever.”

“Planning for the show has gone extremely well and we hope to have the best year yet,” he added.

Tickets and accommodation are still available for the event through the Ellerslie International Flower Show link on the Wotif.com New Zealand home page www.wotif.com, Wot’s On section.

-ends-

*The survey results were compiled from 682 responses from Wotif.com’s New Zealand newsletter subscribers, conducted between 18 September 2006 and 6 October 2006.

About Wotif.com

Wotif.com sells accommodation online in 35 countries.

Our great rates, broad accommodation range, easy-to-use site and 24/7 Customer Service Centre have made us the most popular way for business and leisure travellers in Australia and New Zealand to book accommodation online. Every month our site attracts almost 1 million users, who make over 110,000 bookings through our 28-day booking window.

We launched in Brisbane, Australia, in March 2000 and now have offices in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom to support our growing international presence. Wotif.com is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, trading under the code WTF.

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