PRN: More Australians Visiting New Zealand, Say Jetabroad
More Australians Visiting New Zealand, Say Jetabroad
SYDNEY, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-Jetabroad has found a jump in Australian visitors to New Zealand this March, which contributed to an 11 per cent increase in New Zealand's year-on-year visitor numbers-
Australia's leading online travel agency, Jetabroad, has noted a large jump in the number of Australians travelling to New Zealand this March compared to the same time last year. This increase is partly due to an earlier Easter and school holidays, and shows a strong recovery from last year's Christchurch earthquake.
Statistics New Zealand released their International Travel and Migration figures this week, which reveal that 8,400 more Australians travelled to New Zealand in March 2012 than in March 2011. This increase in Australian tourists contributed to an 11 per cent year-on-year jump in total visitors to New Zealand, and a 4.4 per cent increase in the year to March.
Australians account for roughly half of all tourists to New Zealand, thanks to its proximity and the ready availability of cheap flights. New Zealand's spectacular landscape and active lifestyle has long drawn visitors from around the world, leading Lonely Planet to name it the world's top travel destination in 2003 and 2004.
Commenting on the results, Jetabroad MD Darin Walters says: "People tend to travel before and after long weekends, and we saw a huge jump in numbers in the last week of March leading up to the Easter period."
Walters continues: "Australia and New Zealand have long had a strong travel partnership, and we're glad to see that flights to New Zealand have grown in popularity this year. We hope that these numbers continue to grow as more Australians discover how much New Zealand has to offer."
Jetabroad (http://www.jetabroad.com.au/) is a Sydney-based, global online flight specialist and travel agency. The best flight options are just a click away with the ability to search, combine and ticket over 450 of the world's commercial airlines. Jetabroad's unique flight search technology allows for bookings in multiple currencies from anywhere, to anywhere else in the world. All inclusive pricing is displayed upfront in Jetabroad's flight results - no extra charges or credit card fees are added at the end of the booking process when completing your online payment.
Based in Chatswood in Sydney's northern suburbs Jetabroad is led by an executive team with extensive international experience in both offline and Internet-based travel and consumer marketing. Supported by a highly skilled team of online professionals and travel consultants they offer an exceptional customer experience at a competitive price.