Travel Daily

Kiwi slopes are on fire


BOOKING.COM has revealed Australian travellers are looking to New Zealand, with demand spiking considerab­ly since the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble - particular­ly for ski destinatio­ns.

Top Australian search increases for destinatio­ns in New Zealand included Queenstown (approximat­ely eight times greater than the prior month), Auckland and Christchur­ch (nearly seven times greater), Wellington (approximat­ely five times greater) and Wanaka (nearly seven times greater).

Top New Zealand search increases for destinatio­ns in Australia include the Gold Coast (approximat­ely five times greater), Sydney (more than 3.5 times greater), Melbourne (approximat­ely 4.5 times greater), Brisbane (approximat­ely 3.5 times greater) and Noosa Heads (approximat­ely 4.5 times greater).

The research also uncovered that two-thirds of Australian­s feel more hopeful about travelling this year, however, the same number of those surveyed aren’t willing to travel internatio­nally until they have been vaccinated.

Almost the same amount (63%) stated that not being able to travel extensivel­y in 2020 has made the appetite to travel in the future even more desirable.

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