Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Staying home for summer proving popular with kiwis

In our post HERE, we asked the question: Where are the NZ traditional families spending their holidays? Anecdotal evidence suggests to us that not as many family groups are staying in motel accommodation this holiday season compared to previous years.

Holiday Parks Association chief executive Fergus Brown, has inferred that families have purchased a cheap tent from the Warehouse and have gone camping. We think Fergus may be on to something here...

We look forward to comparing the commercial accommodation guest night stats when they are released!

09 January 2009
Newstalk ZB

Holiday makers seem to be staying close to home this summer.

Holiday Parks Association chief executive Fergus Brown says people appear to be enjoying domestic breaks with their families instead of heading overseas. He says parks have been really busy this season, which may ion part be due to the great weather and cheaper petrol.

Mr Brown says these days it is also cheaper to buy a tent and camping equipment, but parks also offer cabins and motel units if people want a bit more comfort.

Mr Brown says January is the biggest month for domestic holiday makers. He says those visitor numbers will fall off over the next two months, but they will be replaced by tourists from overseas.

Fergus Brown says visitor numbers from Australia are still high, while numbers from the UK and US have dropped off.

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