Travelhouseuk: “United Kingdom’s travellers vote New Zealand on top of tourism list”

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Latest poll under The Telegraph revealed New Zealand having greater demand than Maldives and South Africa. Air New Zealand also prominent for providing long-haul flights valued by customers.

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The Daily Telegraph, one of UK’s mainstream newspapers to be recognized in international media, conducted a poll for voting the most recommended destinations as well as airlines among various categories. The newspaper has a reader base approximately numbering to 17,000, and has poll results which stand firm with the majority of the UK.

Among international destinations worldwide, New Zealand won the poll for being recommended as the best country for paying a visit. The country attracted massive attention due to two major events in the preceding year. First was the Rugby World Cup, which hosted competition among international teams hailing from 20 countries. The upcoming attraction is the world premiere of the highly anticipated film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey under the Lord of the Rings series.

New Zealand has multiple destinations in its list. Auckland is the main metropolitan centre crowded with skyscrapers and urban development. It is also historically titled as ‘the city of sails’ with excessive boats spread over its shores. Christchurch is the oldest city preserved with much of New Zealand’s heritage. Other cities like Wellington, Wanganui and Queenstown host a variety of topography ranging from mountains, forests and valleys to rivers and beaches.

In terms of air traffic, Auckland attends the majority of international flights to New Zealand. Multiple large international carriers operate flights from the UK to Auckland Airport, which include Emirates, China Airlines, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand.

Coincidentally, Air New Zealand also closed in on the leader board among the most preferred long-haul airlines by UK’s passengers under the very same poll. The flag carrier of New Zealand is on 3rd position in the ranking, superseded by Emirates on the 2nd and Singapore Airlines on the 1st positions respectively.

TravelhouseUK offers bookings on major air routes operated by Air New Zealand. These routes are long-haul flights which include economy class flights between London’s Heathrow Airport and Auckland. Business class flights are also available, departing from Heathrow Airport to Hong Kong, from where it connects to Auckland.

“New Zealand’s popularity in the United Kingdom is one classic example of how travel and tourism go hand in hand” said Victor Hunt, the Operations Manager of TravelhouseUK. “As the destination attracts passengers for paying a visit to tour its vicinity, it provides more opportunity for the air carriers positioned there to provide value-added services for greater traffic.”

“New Zealand is known for its picturesque serenity and natural environment. A high ranking for its national carrier reflects the level of commitment in ensuring a complete package offered for the country’s tourists”.

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