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Travel to the Philippines Just Got Easier

April 6 2016

Travel to the Philippines Just Got Easier

Flight Centre reported a 20 percent increase in bookings to the Philippines in 2015, compared to 2014 With Air New Zealand's announcement today of a new direct route to Manila this growth is expected to continue Air New Zealand this morning announced they will be starting a new direct route between Auckland and Manila come December 2016, a move Flight Centre NZ are excited about.

Sean Berenson, Flight Centre NZ general manager product says, “Asia is a real growth area for international travel at the moment so we really welcome the new route, it’s going to open up a whole new destination for Kiwis to explore.”

Mr Berenson says, “Traditionally Thailand and Bali have been key holiday spots for New Zealanders, but the Philippines has been growing in recent years – it’s a winner among those looking to get off the beaten path and travellers keen on experiencing the warm Filipino culture.”

“Many New Zealanders don’t know just how much the Philippines have to offer. An archipelago made up of more than 7,000 islands it’s a real hidden gem.”

“There’s an island to suit everyone, Boracay south of Manila is easily accessible and stunningly beautiful, island hopping opportunities are abound in the Visayas and if you're chasing the surf then head to Mindanao.”


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