Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top New Zealand school holiday spots

As kids drag their heels back to school this week, I see that Wotif.com have sent out a timely media release ranking the number of nights booked over the school holiday break.

Wotif.com have been able to expose their brand by kindly sharing with the media a snapshot of where all the cool families that ventured away from home ended up over the last two weeks.

No real surprises in the rankings, however should we be feeling sorry for the kids that were forced by their parents to spend their holidays in Hamilton?

Press Release: Wotif.com

Media Release
Top New Zealand school holiday spots

AUCKLAND – 7 May 2013 As the school holidays come to an end and suitcases are emptied, online travel website Wotif.co.nz has released the top five holiday spots in the North and South Island during the recent school holidays.
Unsurprisingly, Queenstown and Christchurch came out on top as popular destinations in the South Island during the school holiday break.
Wotif.co.nz Product Director Donna Rodios said that while the top three South Island destinations were consistent with last year’s Wotif.co.nz annual Top Destinations list, there was one notable new entry.
“Hanmer Springs proved to be a hit these school holidays and pushed Nelson city down to number five,” Ms Rodios said.
“A lot of families are attracted to the great outdoor activities Hanmer Springs has to offer, there’s the hot thermal springs which are great for relaxing and also the hiking and bike riding trails prove popular with the kids.”
Auckland and Wellington continued to be the North Island’s most popular holiday destinations, followed by Rotorua, Taupo and Hamilton.
“Auckland, as usual, was an attractive holiday spot with great activities for all ages, such as the Rainbow’s End theme park, Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium and a variety of museums,” Ms Rodios said.
The top five North Island destinations over the Easter school holidays were consistent with the top five destinations booked on Wotif.co.nz in 2012.

Top 5 for South Island
1. Queenstown
2. Christchurch
3. Dunedin
4. Hanmer Springs
5. Nelson City
Top 5 for North Island
1. Auckland
2. Wellington
3. Rotorua
4. Taupo
5. Hamilton
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