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.