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    7 April 2021– The announcement of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has seen online travel interest surge. Initial data from Wotif.com shows immediately following the announcement, travel interest for New Zealand spiked by as much as 1770% for some parts of the country, when compared to the week prior.

    Wotif Managing Director, Daniel Finch said: “Reinforcing Aussies are avid travellers, it’s great to see the immediate interest for New Zealand as Aussies look to take advantage of the new travel opportunities available to them. No doubt many are looking to reunite with family and friends, while it’s clear others are looking to enjoy a winter break across the ditch, with holiday destinations like Queenstown and Wanaka trending on wotif.com.

    “At this stage we’re seeing the best value is available in the cities, with 10 – 40% off select accommodation in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, however there are some great deals available right across New Zealand. As we’ve learnt over the last twelve months, it’s incredibly important travellers include built-in flexibility when booking their travel and prioritise deals with free-cancellation or reserve now, pay later options.”

    Most popular New Zealand destinations on wotif.com***

    1. Queenstown, New Zealand
    2. Wellington, New Zealand
    3. Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    4. Wanaka, New Zealand
    5. Christchurch, New Zealand
    6. Rotorua, New Zealand
    7. Auckland, New Zealand
    8. Canterbury, New Zealand
    9. Taupo, New Zealand
    10. Waikato, New Zealand

    Trending New Zealand destinations on wotif.com***

    1. Queenstown, New Zealand – accommodation interest up close to 1770%
    2. Wanaka, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over 1560%
    3. Taranaki, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over 1350%
    4. Gisborne, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over 850%
    5. Otago, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over 720%
    6. Auckland, New Zealand – accommodation interest up close to 760%
    7. Christchurch, New Zealand – accommodation interest up close to 690%
    8. Northland, New Zealand – accommodation interest up close to 670%
    9. Coromandel, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over to 660%
    10. Wellington, New Zealand – accommodation interest up over to 515%

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