Six best luxury hotels in each of the six ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup locations
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New Zealanders love their cricket - so it's great news that the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup has just kicked off in Aotearoa! As the official accommodation and experience partner of the event, Booking.com has put together a list of the most …
Sun, Sand and Sixes: Turn the Cricket World Cup Into the Ultimate Girls Getaway
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It’s official, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup has kicked off and we’re already enjoying a month of cricket on our own shores! The news couldn’t be better for the 60% of Kiwi crickets fans who, according to a recent survey, reckon they’re the most …
10 of the best NZ hotels for a luxe staycation
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The travel bubble with Australia may be on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean holidays are on hold, far from it! Our backyard is chock-full of stunning scenery, culinary delights, and fabulous hotels, and it’s time to get amongst it. With help from our …
Sustainable travel tips: Why you should choose eco-friendly hotels and what to look for when you're bookingopens in new window
When it comes to booking a hotel, it's not so easy being green. Here's how to find a room that benefits both the environment and the communities around it, writes Jessica Wynne Lockhart To limit global warming, the hotel industry needs to reduce its carbon emissions by a whopping 90 per cent per room by 2050, reports the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. Yet, a 2022 Booking.com survey found that just over a quarter of Kiwis research properties' sustainability initiatives before they book. Worse, out of those who haven't stayed in a sustainable property in the past year, it's because 27 per cent "didn't even know they existed."
Winter Pride is BACK – Your Guide to Queenstown’s Most Fabulous Event of the Yearopens in new window
As the snow-capped mountains of Queenstown begin to fill up with holidaymakers ready to shred the snow, there is one particularly special time of year for LGBTIQ+ travellers marked on the calendar; Winter Pride (26 August – 4 September). It’s the largest winter pride festival in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating love, diversity, community, visibility, safety and inclusion. For 61% of Kiwi rainbow travellers who, according to research by our mates at Booking.com, have experienced less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable, experiences when travelling, Winter Pride offers a safe space that celebrates who they are. So, we’ve rounded up the top events and places to stay, all Travel Proud certified, so guests can be sure to have a welcoming experience!
Top Five Pride Events Around The World This Monthopens in new window
It may have been a month since the Northern Hemisphere’s official Pride month ended, but Pride can (and should) still be celebrated year-round. For half (50%) of Kiwi LQBTIQ+ travellers, being part of the rainbow community impacts the decisions we make when travelling, with 44% of us feeling that the destinations on our ‘bucket lists’ have been affected by being part of the community! Booking.com has pulled together a list of five pride-filled places to visit before the end of August where travellers will be able to celebrate and stay, arriving proudly as themselves. For added peace of mind, Booking has also included locations with a Travel Proud badge so guests can be assured their accommodation provider is LGBTIQ+ friendly and inclusive.
At the water’s edgeopens in new window
A family-friendly weekend in Taupō is fun for parents and kids alike. Perched on the hill just behind the main township sits a stunning 19th-century heritage building which takes you back in time to the Victorian era. It was this picturesque scene that jumped out at me when searching for accommodation on Booking.com. The hotel boasts five stars on the website so I knew we were in good hands, but I was still surprised to find out just how good those hands were.
Going to Sydney for a long weekend? opens in new window
Heading to Sydney for a long weekend? Thanks to Booking.com and its flexible cancellation policies, we have a hot list of where to stay, eat, drink and shop. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her favourite spots.
Canterbury claims top 10 global ‘Most Welcoming Region on Earth’ spot for second year
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AUCKLAND, 1 FEBRUARY 2022 - Booking.com has today announced the recipients of its 10th annual Traveller Review Awards, where Canterbury has once again secured a spot in the top 10 most welcoming regions in the world, proving New Zealand’s southern …
Booking.com is offering travellers Black Friday Deals with discounts starting at 30% for places to stay and up to 20% on rental cars
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As the festive holiday season draws near, Booking.com is making it easier for everyone to experience the world by offering a variety of Black Friday Deals. This is especially exciting news to the 1 in 10 (12%) of people globally who say discounts …
Booking.com Launches First-of-its-Kind Travel Sustainable Badge Showcasing Kiwi Stays
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AUCKLAND, 24 NOVEMBER 2021 - Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, has announced the launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide sustainability …