Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Kiwis Accelerating Australia’s Tourism Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 September 2016

Kiwis Accelerating Australia’s Tourism Growth

Cheapflights Predicts School Holiday Travel to Further Boost Visitor Numbers

Kiwis are driving Australia’s visitor numbers sky high, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics[1]. In July alone, almost three quarters of a million visitors (716,000) travelled to Australia with the largest contingent (131,000) arriving from New Zealand. AndCheapflights expects these visitor numbers to surge even further with school holidays less than two weeks away.

The latest data from Cheapflights.co.nz shows that thousands of kiwi families are planning to take the kids overseas during the upcoming break with 90 per cent of all searches during the period for international destinations. Australia remains the favourite spot with a whopping 50 per cent of all Kiwi searches being for Trans-Tasman destinations.

Queensland’s sunny climes, beaches and theme parks remain the major drawcards for Kiwi families with the majority (61 per cent) searching for Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Sydney (20 per cent) and Melbourne (12 per cent) were the next most popular cities.

Commenting on the timeless appeal of Australia, Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager at Cheapflights ANZ, said: “With more Trans-Tasman routes now available, flights are more accessible and affordable – great news for Kiwi families and the Australian tourism industry.

“If you haven’t already booked your holiday there is still time. Auckland is currently the cheapest departure point with school holiday flights available to Brisbane from as little as $537.”

For those not heading across the ditch, popular international destinations included the South Pacific locations of Rarotonga (11 per cent), Nadi (9 per cent) and Apia (6.5 per cent). Further afield, Denpasar was also in the top ten.

The research also found:

• For those Kiwi families lucky enough to be getting away, a seven-night stay is most popular.

• Favourite international destinations varied by departure points with Denpasar and Los Angeles in the top 10 international destinations from Auckland and Christchurch.

• Closer to home, favourite domestic destinations for those travelling from Auckland were Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington respectively – while Invercargill, Auckland and Christchurch were the most popular domestic searches for Wellingtonians.


• If you’re from Christchurch and holidaying at home, Wellington and Auckland were favourite domestic travel destinations.

For more tips or to search your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.co.nz.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Consumer NZ: Bank Complaints On The Rise, Survey Shows

Nearly one in five Kiwis had a problem with their bank in the past year, Consumer NZ’s latest satisfaction survey finds. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said the number of bank customers reporting problems had jumped to 18%, up from 11% in 2020... More>>

Federated Farmers: Applauds UK-Australia Free Trade Deal

News that Australia and the UK have signed a free trade agreement is a promising step forward in the fight against tariffs and protectionism, Federated Farmers says.
"It reinforces the international rules-based trading framework and is important for rural producers and global consumers," Feds President Andrew Hoggard says... More>>



REINZ May Data: House Price Rises Continue; Auckland Hits New Record Median Price Again

Median prices for residential property across New Zealand increased by 32.3% from $620,000 in May 2020 to $820,000 in May 2021, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), source of the most complete and accurate real estate data in New Zealand... More>>


Stats NZ: GDP Climbs 1.6 Percent In March 2021 Quarter Following December Dip

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 1.6 percent in the March 2021 quarter, following a 1.0 percent fall in the December 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. "After an easing of economic activity in the December quarter, we’ve seen broad-based growth in the first quarter of 2021... More>>

Reserve Bank: Debt Serviceability Restrictions Added To Policy Toolkit

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua and the Minister of Finance have agreed to update their shared Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy and add debt serviceability restrictions to the list of potential tools available... More>>


Auction: 1.4 Million In Rare Vintage Watches, Gems, Jewels & Diamonds Go Under The Hammer At Webb’s

An auction event showcasing over 1.4 Million dollars in rare jewels, gems, diamonds and vintage watches is due to take place this Sunday by Auckland based auction house Webb’s... More>>