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Kiwis taking advantage of strength of the Kiwi dollar

Kiwis taking advantage of strength of the Kiwi dollar


MEDIA ALERT
7 April 2015

Expedia.co.nz reports Kiwis are taking advantage of the impressive strength of the Kiwi dollar against the Australian dollar with significant year-on-year increases in interest for key Australian holiday destinations, particularly the Sunshine Coast, Perth and Melbourne*.

Top Australian destinations catching the eye of Kiwis:
1. Sunshine Coast (demand up 69%) – average daily rate for a 4-star hotel $189
2. Perth (demand up 51%) – average daily rate for a 4-star hotel $216
3. Melbourne (demand up 57%) – average daily rate for a 4-star hotel $189

Kelly Cull, Expedia travel expert, encourages Kiwis to make the most of their purchasing power and explore Australia: “Whether it’s a weekend shopping trip to Sydney or Melbourne, or a beach holiday to Noosa or Hamilton Island, there has never been a better time to jump the ditch and visit Australia. To put even more spending money in your pockets, keep an eye out for special hotel deals or book your flight and hotel together as an easy way to save a bit extra! ”

*Notes to editor
Data sourced from Expedia.co.nz, comparing demand and average daily hotel rate for Q1 2015 versus Q1 2014.

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