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CROWN JEWELS: BEST OF QUEENSTOWN PART TWOopens in new window
Queenstown is New Zealand’s number one international tourist destination, but sometimes for a local, it can be easy to take it’s stunning scenery, award-winning restaurants and any-weather activity options for granted. But now with a second Pride festival (Adrenaline) announced for our bustling mountain town’s Summer – it’s time to remind yourself why the tourists flock here. With that in mind, express selects our favourite QT gems – sure to satisfy even the most regal of queens!
11
Oct
2022
gayexpress.co.nz
Stay of Thrones: Visit the Locations Behind the Season’s Most Anticipated Prequelopens in new window
Making a pilgrimage to where your fave TV show is filmed can be a joy for many of us – whether it’s Carrie’s apartment on the Upper East Side, or Platform 9 3/4 at Kings’ Cross Station. For Game of Thrones fans, trekking through the spectacular locations has long been on many a traveller’s bucket list and now fantasy fans have a whole new list of inspiration, thanks to the prequel House of the Dragon. With international travel back on the cards, Booking.com has uncovered some of the dramatic destinations where the new series was filmed. From all the natural splendour the English coastline has to offer to the ancient cities and ruinous castles of Europe, travellers can witness first-hand the incredible locations that have helped bring this long-awaited prequel series to life.
11
Oct
2022
capsulenz.com
Room review: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown - a surprising place to find one of town's best happy hoursopens in new window
The hotel is a Travel Proud certified property on Booking.com. This means staff have undergone Proud Hospitality training, and there is a dedicated representative who makes sure their whole team is committed to providing an inclusive stay for LGBTQ+ travellers.
10
Oct
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Go to townopens in new window
If it’s been a while since you visited the Big Smoke, take time to rediscover Auckland with the family.
07
Oct
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
NZ Rugby scores at Rainbow Excellence Awards held todayopens in new window
The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards event was held today in Auckland with NZ Rugby the big winner taking out the Partners Life Supreme Award along with the ASB Emerging Award and the Grant Thornton Innovation Award. Awards Director and judging convenor, Martin King, says the NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards celebrate workplace leadership, innovation, best practice, and collaboration by organisations committed to rainbow diversity and inclusion. "We’re the only rainbow focussed award programme of our kind in Aotearoa," says Kin
30
Sep
2022
www.voxy.co.nz
Legoland Japan review: What it's like to visit Japan's most Lego-obsessed hotel and theme parkopens in new window
Like most places and things in Japan, unless you're fluent in spoken and written Japanese, organising a trip like this can be challenging. I sorted mine out using Booking.com, a reservation service like Expedia and Hotels.com, which made getting two nights at the hotel a breeze.
24
Sep
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
Booking.com celebrates rainbow communities return to travel in Aotearoaopens in new window
‘Travel’ and its connotations should usually denote positive experiences, adventure and enjoyment. Yet for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often paint a very different picture, as more than half (61%) have experienced less than welcoming experiences on their journeys.
24
Sep
2022
www.voxy.co.nz
Room review: Pinctada McAlpine House, a relaxing, historic and stylish haven in Western Australia's Kimberley regionopens in new window
Room rates start at AU$399 (NZ$440). Search for Pinctada McAlpine House on Booking.com. The property is restricted to adult guests and for families with children 16 years and older
18
Sep
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Pride lunch focuses on inclusivityopens in new window
Winter Pride’s inaugural Pride in Business Lunch had business leaders come together in Queenstown on Tuesday to dine and discuss inclusivity in the workplace. Speaking to a sold-out assembly at Bazaar restaurant, a line-up comprised of Spaceworks Interior Architecture chief executive Lizzi Whaley, Mediaworks chief people officer Paula Williams, Booking.com regional manager communications Simon Clark, and Winter Pride co-director Martin King expressed the importance of rainbow pride in businesses and offered practical tips around language, listening, and creating a sense of belonging for employees.
01
Sep
2022
www.odt.co.nz
Rotorua: Heart And Soulopens in new window
Unleash your own sense of spring fever and embrace all the elements around Rotorua.
01
Sep
2022
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
Rotorua’s Geothermal Power And Graceopens in new window
As the cradle of Aotearoa’s tourism industry, manaakitanga courses as deep in Rotorua’s DNA as its geothermal verve.
01
Sep
2022
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
Mike Yardley: Geothermal theatre in Rotoruaopens in new window
As the cradle of Aotearoa’s tourism industry, manaakitanga endows Rotorua’s DNA. Welcoming and guiding visitors from all over the world since the 1880s, Rotorua remains one of the world’s most enthralling geothermal regions. Surrender to nature’s ferocious awe, where mud pools bubble and boil, hissing geysers gush, and steam coils like phantoms from the earth’s fissures across Rotorua’s remarkable landscape.
31
Aug
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Rainbow communities return to travelopens in new window
With international travel now resuming, a new study conducted amongst LGBTIQ+ travellers across 25 countries including Aotearoa, reveals that a destination’s acceptance of the rainbow community sits at the heart of many LGBTIQ+ travel decisions.
31
Aug
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
LGBTQ+ TRAVELLERS DESCEND ON QUEENSTOWNopens in new window
With Winter Pride in full swing, platinum partner Booking.com releases new research shedding light on the power of community and acceptance for more inclusive travel. ‘Travel’ and its connotations should usually denote positive experiences, adventure and enjoyment. Yet for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often paint a very different picture, as more than half (61%) have experienced less than welcoming experiences on their journeys.
29
Aug
2022
gayexpress.co.nz
Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers seek supportive destinations – Booking.comopens in new window
How destinations welcome and accept LGBTIQ+ travellers can have a major impact on the visitor experience, with those supporting the rainbow community more likely to attract business. A Booking.com survey of LGBTIQ+ travellers from 25 countries, including New Zealand, found 61% of Kiwi respondents had a less than welcoming experience on their journey. However, 58% of Kiwis were more likely to travel to a destination that celebrates rainbow communities and their history, and 58% were also more likely to seek out attractions or activities that are tailored to those communities. Further, 47% actively researched accommodations, brands and experiences ahead of booking to understand the role they play in supporting LGBTIQ+ communities, and 60% were more likely to book with businesses and brands that made an effort to do so.
29
Aug
2022
www.tourismticker.com
Mike Yardley: Elemental pleasures in Rotoruaopens in new window
Unleash your own sense of spring fever and embrace the elements around Rotorua. The thrills are free at the gorgeously landscaped Kuirau Park, where it’s crater lake ensures the mud keeps boiling and the steam keeps huffing, at every turn.
27
Aug
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Nearly two thirds of Kiwi LGBTQ+ travellers suffer negative holiday experiences - reportopens in new window
A recent study into what it's like to travel for those who identify as LGBTQ+ has found 61 percent of New Zealand respondents have experienced less than welcoming or uncomfortable experiences on their journeys.
26
Aug
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
Booking.com celebrates rainbow communities’ return to travel in Aotearoaopens in new window
Why do we travel? To satisfy our hunger for adventure? To meet and befriend people from different cultures and backgrounds? To create positive experiences and memories we’ll cherish forever? All our reasons differ, but an underlining and inevitable motivation lingers - we want to enjoy it. Yet for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often go down a very different road. With more than half of the rainbow community experiencing less than welcoming experiences on their journeys, Booking.com is here to change the stats and create an inclusive travel experience for all.
26
Aug
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
BOOKING.COM CELEBRATES RAINBOW COMMUNITIES’ RETURN TO TRAVEL IN NZopens in new window
When we think of the word 'travel' and its connotations, it typically brings up memories of positive experiences, adventure and enjoyment. Yet, for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often paint a very different picture, as more than half (61 percent) have experienced less than welcoming experiences on their journeys.
25
Aug
2022
hotelmagazine.co.nz
Booking.com launches Proud Portraitsopens in new window
Award-winning queer photographer, Becki Moss will capture travellers celebrating their most authentic selves at custom Winter Pride photo stations. ‘Travel’ and its connotations should usually denote positive experiences, adventure and enjoyment. Yet for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often paint a very different picture, as more than half (61%) have experienced less than welcoming experiences on their journeys.
25
Aug
2022
goodmagazine.co.nz
Enjoy a top tipple at the best hotel bars during Winter Pride 2022opens in new window
The countdown to Winter Pride in Queenstown has officially begun! This year’s calendar of festivities is filled with exciting activities and events that you won’t want to miss. If you’re heading to Queenstown and looking for accommodation that doubles as the best spot for a night (or day) cap, don’t worry! Here are five fabulously fun Booking.com Travel Proud certified hotels with beautiful bars to keep you and your crew entertained amidst the fun this Winter Pride.
16
Aug
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
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."
09
Aug
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
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!
08
Aug
2022
capsulenz.com
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.
03
Aug
2022
gayexpress.co.nz
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.
01
Aug
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
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.
28
Jul
2022
www.beautyeq.co.nz
NZ Champions of Cheese Crowned for 2022opens in new window
The NZ Champions of Cheese Awards Trophy-winners were announced last month, with a long list of specialty cheeses likely to be making an appearance on Kiwi charcuterie boards this year. A special congratulations goes to Geraldine Cheese Company, who won the dish Magazine Champion Sheep Cheese Award for their Sheep Feta. And thanks to Booking.com who provided great accommodation for dish Magazine Editor Sarah Tuck who presented the award in Hamilton.
22
Jul
2022
dish.co.nz
Hotel review: Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road is perfect for museums, the Tube and other highlightsopens in new window
Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road has a Tube theme throughout the hotel, with artworks inspired by the graphic design and advertising you'll see on the Underground. Stephanie Holmes stays at Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road.
13
Jul
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Tropical Breezes: Crypto columnist Jenny Rudd and Mat Tomlinson drive across the world-famous bridges of the Florida Keys.opens in new window
The borders are open! We wanted to listen to big ideas about blockchain and have a fun holiday at the same time. The Bitcoin 22 crypto conference was being held in Miami, so we booked our tickets and tacked on a few days beforehand to explore the Florida Keys. After booking the gorgeous Betsy Hotel for a week in Miami, we decided to go where the tropical breeze took us in the Keys, thanks to booking.com’s flexible cancellation policy, an essential in Covid times. Each morning we’d flick through the local hotels on the app, check out the reviews and photos and then book the accommodation. It was super-easy and we found some great deals.
04
Jul
2022
www.informedinvestor.co.nz
Welcome to Miamiopens in new window
For the ultimate fun in the sun head to Florida, where the party never stops and the sun always shines. For the past two years, we’d been using the booking.com app as it has a very flexible cancellation policy (looking at you, Covid), so that’s where we headed to check out hotels in Miami South Beach. There are masses of photos and reviews, which gives you lots of confidence to book somewhere perfect.
04
Jul
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
The three reasons Kiwis are holding back from travelling abroad.opens in new window
When it came to 'why', the study from online travel company Booking.com found over half of Kiwis wanted to see family (53 per cent), 47 per cent want to 'get away' and 27 per cent were rebooking a trip they had postponed due to Covid.
02
Jul
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Bitcoin 2022: The Biggest Bitcoin Conference in the Worldopens in new window
Jenny Rudd of Aim Sure Group shares her experience during her trip to the biggest Bitcoin 2022 Conference in the world. In April, 25,000 Bitcoin maximalists came together in Miami for Bitcoin 22. Investors Jenny Rudd and Mat Tomlinson went along to find out what’s happening at the forefront of financial digital technology.
01
Jul
2022
hub.easycrypto.com
Study reveals why Kiwis are hesitant to travel overseas after Covid-19opens in new window
Many Kiwis are desperate to get away and reunite with family overseas but are nervous about the high costs and risk of getting stuck by border restrictions according to a new study. International borders have almost entirely opened, pre-departure tests have been scrapped and it's no surprise Kiwis are keen to hop on a plane and travel the world again
01
Jul
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Kiwis’ top travel motivations, considerations, concerns – surveyopens in new window
Cost, safety and convenience are the top three considerations for Kiwis looking to book international travel in the next year, according to a new Booking.com analysis. The OTA’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index released today showed New Zealanders are keen to travel, particularly to reunite with family, with cost being the biggest impediment. “For the majority of New Zealanders, 71%, cost is the greatest consideration when it comes to post-pandemic travel, much higher than the average for almost half, 47%, of all travellers in Asia-Pacific,” Booking.com said. The research polled 11,000 travellers from 11 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, including more than 1000 from New Zealand between April and May 2022, as well using Booking.com’s proprietary insights, and showed 79% of Kiwis are likely to travel in the next 12 months. “More than half of respondents, 53%, are travelling to reunite with family but many, 47%, are concerned about the cost to do so within the current climate,” Booking.com said. “In New Zealand, only one in ten, 10%, indicated that work was a reason for them to book a trip indicating a slower revitalisation in corporate vs leisure travel.” The OTA said its new index showed how overall comfort levels, motivators and concerns of consumers across Asia Pacific varied. “Across the 11 countries polled, India emerged most confident with a clear majority, 86%, of Indian travellers stating they intend to travel in the next 12 months, followed closely by Vietnam and China,” Booking.com said. “New Zealand comes in fourth place, unsurprisingly with 79% of Kiwis intending to travel within the next year.” For Kiwis, the top three motivators for travel are visiting family, 53%, getting away at 47%, and rebooking a pre-Covid trip, 26%. However, ongoing Covid uncertainty generated the most concern. Almost half of Kiwis, 48%, were concerned with the possibility of getting stuck because of frequently changing border regulations, followed by close to half, and more than a third, 35%, worried at the prospect of having to cancel bookings at the last minute because of border restrictions. When it came to reopening borders and welcoming international visitors, most New Zealanders, 82%, were comfortable or neutral, with confidence high on the readiness of the country to receive foreign travellers. “It’s truly been heart-warming and exciting to see travel in New Zealand returning with the easing of most border restrictions,” said Tracey Foxall, regional manager for Oceania at Booking.com. “This has reinvigorated not just consumers, but the travel industry overall.”
30
Jun
2022
www.tourismticker.com
Kiwis keen to travel abroad again but worry about cost and COVID-19 impact - surveyopens in new window
With international borders largely open again the majority of Kiwis are keen to travel abroad - but many remain concerned about the cost and potential impact of doing so. New research from Booking.com, which competes with the likes of Airbnb, Bookabach and Expedia to help New Zealanders book travel and accommodation, shows nearly four out of five in the country are ready to head overseas in the next 12 months. More than half want to do so to reunite with family, but cost remains a huge issue for 71 percent of Aotearoa's post-pandemic travellers. The insights came from the just-released APAC Travel Confidence Index, which provides a snapshot of how confident consumers feel about exploring the world again and their motivation to travel.
30
Jun
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
Kiwis Are Eager To Travel Again – But At What Cost?opens in new window
Booking.com’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index reveals the majority (79%) of Kiwis are likely to travel in the next 12 months More than half (53%) are travelling to reunite with family but many (47%) are concerned about the cost to do so within the current climate In New Zealand only one in ten (10%) indicated that work was a reason for them to book a trip indicating a slower revitalisation in corporate vs leisure travel New research released today from Booking.com, the world’s leading online travel company, shows Kiwis are eager to reunite with family as pandemic travel restrictions have finally eased, however the cost to do so may be standing in the way. After more than two years stuck on the shores of Aotearoa, Kiwis are finally able to venture further afield following the easing of travel restrictions earlier this year. For more than half (53%) of New Zealander’s long-awaited family reunions are the driving force behind wanting to dust off the passport yet, it seems that from our far-flung corner of the Pacific, the price of travel will be a huge influence on plans. For the majority of New Zealanders (71%) cost is the greatest consideration when it comes to post-pandemic travel, much higher than the average for almost half (47%), of all travellers in Asia-Pacific. The insights have been drawn from Booking.com’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index, which provides a snapshot of how confident consumers feel about exploring the world again and their motivation to travel.
30
Jun
2022
www.scoop.co.nz
Festivals Are BACK: Here’s Your Guide to the World’s Hottest Summer Festies (And Where to Stay)opens in new window
After more than two years of silence in the fields, festivals are BACK with a bang. Clearly determined to remind festival-goers what they have been missing, these events are jam-packed with some of the world’s biggest and best artists, comedians and stars. With 37% of Kiwi travellers saying entertainment and nightlife are key factors in their destination decisions in a booking.com survey, we’ve found the six most anticipated music and arts festivals of 2022 for travellers looking to get into the groove abroad. From the historic cobble- stoned streets of Edinburgh to the sexy South American city of Santiago, Kiwi travellers can gather their tribe, grab the glitter and sunscreen and enjoy unmissable live acts, entertainment and accommodation – and make some unforgettable memories.
29
Jun
2022
capsulenz.com
Kiwis Are Keen To Travel Again – But Is Cost An Obstacle?opens in new window
Kiwis are eager to reunite with family as pandemic travel restrictions have finally eased, however the cost to do so may be standing in the way. New research released from Booking.com indicates Kiwis are eager to reunite with family as pandemic travel restrictions have finally eased, however the cost to do so is an obstacle for many. After more than two years stuck on-shore, Kiwis are finally able to venture further afield following the easing of travel restrictions earlier this year. For more than half (53%) of New Zealander’s long-awaited family reunions are the driving force behind wanting to dust off the passport yet, it seems that from our far-flung corner of the Pacific, the price of travel will be a huge influence on plans.
29
Jun
2022
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
UNIQUELY INCREDIBLE HOTEL INTERIORSopens in new window
When looking for hotels, location, comfort and cost are at the top the list of the list for us. But when you‘re a lover of interior design, and in the age of grammable travel, aesthetics are a big draw card. If you are looking for a staycation as beautiful as it is relaxing, from eclectic charm to chic comfort, Booking.com has taken out the guesswork. Here style director Louise Hilsz shares five of New Zealand’s most uniquely incredible hotel interiors from the North to the deep South.
29
Jun
2022
www.beautyeq.co.nz
Chase the sunopens in new window
As the days get chillier and we cosy up by the fire in our winter woolies, it can be difficult not to daydream about sun kissed beaches and warm summer breezes. Blessed with endless days of glowing sunshine and balmy temperatures, travelling to the Cook Islands is a sizzling temptation for Kiwis this winter as summer is just a short flight away! If you’ve caught the case of the winter blues and are in need of an uplift, research from Booking.com reveals that getting away on holiday is said to be the form of self-care in 2022 (more so than daily exercise or mindful meditation!) with over three-quarters of people (79%) affirming that travel helps their mental and emotional wellbeing more than other forms of rest and relaxation. Here are Booking.com’s top Rarotonga destinations for the ultimate tropical getaway.
22
Jun
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Need a Grape Escape? The World’s 6 Best Wine Regions for the Ultimate Wine Lovers Holidayopens in new window
Red, white, rosé or sparkling…a good glass of wine is a beverage to savour, but there’s something extra-special about sipping it in the sun against a backdrop of sweeping vineyards. With more than a quarter (30% to be precise) of Kiwi travellers saying they’d like to do a wine tour on their next holiday,* we’ve found the six BEST properties you can stay at for your wine lovers holiday that’ll let you fully immerse yourself in the experience – whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a complete novice.
20
Jun
2022
capsulenz.com
Bay Watch opens in new window
Looking for your next getaway? Hawke’s Bay offers a wealth of hospitality treasures, as Sarah Tuck discovers. It had been years since I’d spent any time roaming the beautiful part of the country that is Hawke’s Bay. With just three days to explore, I got on the hotline to Drinks Editor Yvonne Lorkin for her tips, then armed with her recommendations, and those of friends and family, I set out to sample a range of accommodation, bites, sips and general good times. Here I bring you a selection of my discoveries, including my absolute favourites!
14
Jun
2022
dish.co.nz
Serene spa getaways in Aotearoaopens in new window
Nothing beats warm baths, cleanses, massages and tranquil music to help you feel replenished, body and soul. According to Booking.com’s 2022 Travel Predictions, more so than daily exercise or mindful meditation, getting away on holiday is the form of self-care this year, with over three-quarters of people (79 per cent) affirming that travel helps their mental and emotional wellbeing more than other forms of rest and relaxation.
09
Jun
2022
www.beautyeq.co.nz
Five stunning sustainable getaways for your next holidayopens in new window
With border restrictions easing, Kiwis are keen to get back out into the world and, while travel is important, it can come at a cost to our planet and its people. Travel is currently top of mind to many Kiwi's who say sustainable travel is also important to them. Booking.com has collated thousands of sustainable property options, making it easier to stay at places looking out for the environment while travelling to the destinations of your dreams
08
Jun
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
Discover ultimate bliss at these 6 luxury resorts around the worldopens in new window
With research showing that more and more travellers are looking for holidays where they can mentally unwind, we share serene escapes to inspire your next international getaway. After a couple tough years, its clear that people around the world are eager to begin travelling again, with many searching for those ‘bucket-list’ experiences where they can also rest and relax. In fact, according to new research* by Booking.com, over three-quarters of Kiwi travellers say they want to mentally unwind on holiday to boost their mood. From a boutique wellness resort nestled in the Italian alps, to a tropical Thailand oasis, discover these 6 luxury resorts around the world to inspire your next escape.
02
Jun
2022
www.mindfood.com
Top destinations for more sustainable stays in 2022opens in new window
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, and in turn, make it easier for everyone to find more sustainable travel options, Booking.com recently launched its Travel Sustainable badge. It importantly recognises the impactful efforts properties worldwide are making to help protect the planet and contribute positively to their local communities. Together with a Travel Sustainable filter that travellers can use to hone in on more mindful stays from the start of their trip planning experience, the badge provides a consistent way to identify a wide range of more sustainable stays around the world.
31
May
2022
goodmagazine.co.nz
Queen’s Birthday Travel Got You Royally Stuck? Here’s a Few Regal Spots to Toast the Queen in Styleopens in new window
After the slew of long weekends to kick off the year, Queen’s Birthday is a silver lining of the otherwise wintery clouds across Aotearoa come June. If you’re looking to embrace the chill by exploring local hotspots in our own backyard or jet-set across international waters to chase some sun, it’s the perfect opportunity for a break away – so why not make it one fit for royalty?
31
May
2022
capsulenz.com
Six sea-sational staysopens in new window
With World Ocean Day just around the corner, Booking.com has compiled a list of sensational stays with breathtaking sea views that offer both luxury and sustainability to the eco-conscious traveller. To showcase Earth’s beautiful oceans, Booking.com is sharing six incredible stays across the globe where sustainable efforts and stunning ocean views come together for the ultimate eco holiday destination. Besides offering breathtaking ocean views, these properties also have a Booking.com Travel Sustainable badge, meaning the properties have taken significant steps to operate sustainably, reduce their impact on the environment and engage more responsibly with the local community.
30
May
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Travalyst: Retrace Harry and Meghan's NZ tour with sustainable staysopens in new window
Travalyst, the recently launched eco-travel campaign led by Prince Harry, is part of a move from the travel industry to better cater to eco-conscious travellers.
19
May
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
Sustainable Swaps Your Suitcase (and the Planet) Will Love When You Next Travelopens in new window
With travel restrictions lifting, people are eager to get back out and experience the world again – but with exploring comes the inevitable impact on the environment. Keen to pack more mindfully for your next adventure and embrace sustainable travel? Read on!
13
May
2022
capsulenz.com
The Best Hotels In Christchurch You Need To Check Into In 2022opens in new window
As the gateway to the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch attracts visitors of all types and it's not hard to see why. The hospitality scene here is one to watch—already impressive, it's only getting better with new opens galore. Alongside amazing food and drink, the Garden City is blessed with some of the country’s best hotels, and we've put together a list of our faves so you can have an A+ Christchurch getaway whether you're travelling in luxury or you're on a budget.
10
May
2022
www.theurbanlist.com
Jenny Rudd: Bitcoin is an upgrade for humanityopens in new window
Jenny Rudd stayed at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach Miami as a guest of Booking.com
08
May
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
The Best Hotels In Christchurch You Need To Check Into In 2022opens in new window
As the gateway to the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch attracts visitors of all types and it's not hard to see why. The hospitality scene here is one to watch—already impressive, it's only getting better with new opens galore. Alongside amazing food and drink, the Garden City is blessed with some of the country’s best hotels, and we've put together a list of our faves so you can have an A+ Christchurch getaway whether you're travelling in luxury or you're on a budget.
04
May
2022
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Sustainable travel provides opportunities for industry – reportopens in new window
Increasing consumer hunger for sustainability is providing new opportunities for New Zealand’s travel industry to revitalise how it serves the market, says new research from Booking.com.
26
Apr
2022
www.tourismticker.com
Travel to help make NZ a better place: Six of our best regenerative tourism experiences opens in new window
It seems Kiwis really do care about looking after the environment and local communities on their travels. Booking.com’s latest sustainable travel survey found that almost two thirds (63%) of Kiwis want to travel more sustainably over the next 12 months, with 59% saying they want to leave the places they visit better than when they arrived.
22
Apr
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Earth Day: What you can do to help the environmentopens in new window
Friday is Earth Day, a global movement aimed at raising awareness of the ways we can look after our planet. The theme for the 52nd Earth Day is ‘Invest In Our Planet’. With the threat of climate change and its devastating consequences becoming more and more prominent, Kiwis are looking to change their behaviour for the better.
22
Apr
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2022 opens in new window
Booking.com Reveal's New Zealand Sustainable Travel Report 2022
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Apr
2022
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Environmental sustainability an important travel consideration for 72 percent of Kiwis in 2022 - studyopens in new window
New Zealanders are increasingly factoring in the environmental sustainability of travel options they're considering ahead of trips, according to new research. The Booking.com study found 72 percent of Kiwis stated sustainable travel is important to them, with 63 percent saying they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months as many plan their first international holidays since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
20
Apr
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
Bay of Plenty businesses are prepping for a busy Easter weekendopens in new window
Bay of Plenty businesses are ready to welcome both domestic and international visitors with open arms this weekend with reports Australians are already holidaying in the region. Australians were able to start visiting from yesterday , and some Bay of Plenty businesses say they are already booking Easter activities.
14
Apr
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
TOP HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FOR KIWIS THIS EASTER 2022, REVEALED BY BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Wherever you go or wherever you are, have a happy and a safe Easter Long Weekend!
14
Apr
2022
www.thebreeze.co.nz
Rotorua businesses are prepping for a busy Easter weekend as visitors flock to townopens in new window
Bay of Plenty businesses are ready to welcome both domestic and international visitors with open arms this weekend, with reports Australians are already holidaying in the region. Australians were able to start visiting from Wednesday this week, and some Bay of Plenty businesses say they are already booking Easter activities. Destination Rotorua data shows Rotorua holiday homes are 96 per cent booked while Booking.com has revealed Rotorua is ranked third in its list of most-searched domestic destinations behind Queenstown and Taupō.
14
Apr
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Easter 2022: Top holiday destinations revealed by Booking.com, Expediaopens in new window
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, New Zealanders are keen to get travelling again after almost two years of closed borders.There have been reports of long waits for passport renewals this year as well as an upsurge in travel insurance packages for overseas trips. But where are Kiwis most interested in travelling?Accommodation and travel reservation outlets Booking.com and Expedia have released figures on which destinations had the highest search traffic over the last month
12
Apr
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
The Spirit of Anzac – The Best Australian and Kiwi Getaways for Long Weekends and Midweek Escapesopens in new window
There’s a heap of long weekends and public holidays fast approaching (thank GOD) and they provide the perfect opportunity for a mid-year break. And to absolutely NO ONE’s surprise, a recent study has confirmed that 82% of travellers say that holiday planning has a positive impact on their emotional wellbeing*. As New Zealand prepares to reopen its borders to our Australian neighbours – and as we both commemorate Anzac Day on April 25 – restriction-free travel is a lot to be excited about as we reflect back, and look forward to a brighter future. So why not start planning now to head somewhere new for your long weekend holiday, and visit some Anzac-related monuments and locations? *Figures based on a survey conducted by Booking.com
11
Apr
2022
capsulenz.com
It’s the Final Countdown! Our Ultimate Women’s Cricket World Cup Guide to Stunning Christchurch – What to Do, What to Eat & Where to Stay in the Garden Cityopens in new window
Explore the sweeping golden hills, frothing beaches, and vibrant downtown of Christchurch during your visit to catch the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final at Hagley Oval Stadium this April. With so much to see and do, we’ve put together the ultimate destination guide that every traveller will love during their stay in Christchurch!
21
Mar
2022
capsulenz.com
International travel: Where are Kiwis planning to holiday this year?opens in new window
New Zealanders eager to see the world again have their sights set on destinations near and far, writes Ewan McDonald Here's a pitch for a 2022 revival of Survivor NZ: take five million people who've been locked down and locked in for more than two years and gently persuade them it's time to make and take their own lifestyle choices.
15
Mar
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Six best luxury hotels in each of the six ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup locationsopens in new window
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 luxurious hotels in each of the cities where matches will be held for those making the pilgrimage to catch the match action across the country. Cricket fans will be able to live in luxury while attending the global sporting event, making a luxe staycation out of this backyard occasion.
14
Mar
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
Sun, Sand and Sixes: Turn the Cricket World Cup Into the Ultimate Girls Getawayopens in new window
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 passionate fans in the world. And with 31 incredible matches across 31 action-packed days, why not turn turn your regular girls trip (because have we ever needed a little break away with your mates more?!) into the ultimate cricket girls getaway and support the amazing White Ferns! Choose from five action-packed destinations with sun, sand and sixes on the cards (and thanks to tournament sponsor booking.com, be on the lookout for an epic giveaway on our Instagram page soon!).
11
Mar
2022
capsulenz.com
Booking.com’s Women’s Cricket World Cup Guide to Wondrous Wellingtonopens in new window
For the nail biting first of two semi-finals, pack your bags and head for the windy city! Wellington will play host to a few of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup fixtures on the prestigious grounds of the Basin Reserve, the first semi-final concluding a series of exciting matches. Booking.com, the official accommodation and experience partner of the tournament, has put together the ultimate guide of where to Eat, Stay & Play in our nation’s Capital City for the intrepid travellers hoping to make the most of their stay.
10
Mar
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Travel Diaries: Queenstownopens in new window
Getting away on holiday is apparently the best form of self-care, more so than daily exercise or mindful meditation. In fact, the majority of people (82%) say that having a holiday planned has a positive impact on our emotional wellbeing*. Sophie Chung shares how beneficial her trip to Queenstown was for her wellbeing.
02
Mar
2022
www.chattychums.com
Travel as Self-Care: Booking.com Shares 6 Destinations to Help Travellers Feel Rejuvenatedopens in new window
Now that New Zealand has a clear path to opening borders , international travel is on the horizon again. With this in mind, Booking.com looked at endorsement data shared by global travellers for various travel activities to present six inspiring destinations that will help travellers feel rejuvenated.
02
Mar
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
5 OTHERWORLDLY BEDS FOR THOSE SWEET, SWEET DREAMSopens in new window
World Sleep Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate Booking.com has shared five places to stay with out-of-this-world beds, to highlight the importance of a good night’s sleep.
01
Mar
2022
fennecandfriends.com
What to do on a long weekend in and around Christchurchopens in new window
If you’ve been looking at the calendar and eyeing up a time to create our own long weekend (or you’re very on the ball and are eyeing up Easter!), may we suggest a trip to Christchurch or its surrounds?
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Feb
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Luxury Hotels with divine dining experiencesopens in new window
Kiwi travellers often thirst to escape mundane life when on holiday and what escape is better than a luxury hotel getaway? If you want to explore the culinary gems of New Zealand, Booking.com suggests these luxurious hotels with great restaurants where you can wine and dine until your stomach is content.
23
Feb
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
Take A Trip to the South! The Best Long Weekend Options For Christchurch, Akaroa & Hanmer Springsopens in new window
We’ve all had a fairly stressful start to 2022 (after a stressful few years!!) and we could do with a little time out every now and then to recharge those batteries! We’ve taken the hard work out of travel planning and found the best places to eat, sleep and see in ChCh, Akaroa and Hanmer Springs.
18
Feb
2022
capsulenz.com
Canterbury makes top 10 most welcoming on Booking.comopens in new window
Canterbury has secured a spot in Booking.com’s Top 10 Global ‘Most Welcoming Region On Earth’.
10
Feb
2022
www.tourismticker.com
Booking.Com Annual Traveller Review Awardsopens in new window
The winners of the 10th annual Traveller Review Awards have been unveiled by Booking.com.
09
Feb
2022
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
Proud to feature again, high in most welcoming town listopens in new window
For the second year in a row, the North Otago town has been named among the top 10 most welcoming towns in New Zealand. On Booking.com’s list of most welcoming towns, as part of the website’s annual guest review awards, Oamaru claimed the No3 spot this year. Hokitika was named most welcoming town, the title Oamaru held last year, and Lake Tekapo was No2.
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Feb
2022
www.odt.co.nz
MIKE YARDLEY: WALKS, BITES AND SIGHTS AROUND HOKITIKA Mike Yardley: Walks, bites and sights around Hokitikaopens in new window
I locked in my stay with Booking.com who have the West Coast covered, with exceptional accommodation options spanning all tastes. No matter where you are travelling, nor your budget or accommodation taste, bag a great rate, with total flexibility and convenience.
07
Feb
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Top five spot for Cambridgeopens in new window
A Cambridge BNB has taken out an award for being welcoming and friendly and contributed to the town securing a top five place in a tourist booking organisation’s annual traveller review awards. Reviews on Booking.com for Carol Townshend’s Te Koutu Apartment have never been lower than a 9/10 and it secured her a second consecutive award.
06
Feb
2022
www.cambridgenews.nz
Where Kiwis are heading this Waitangi weekendopens in new window
Airlines have seen fewer bookings for this Waitangi weekend than last year amid the Omicron outbreak, while a major accommodation provider says bookings are down for Aucklanders but on a par with 2021 for those in other parts of the country.
04
Feb
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's friendliest small towns: Does Hokitika really reign supreme?opens in new window
There may be some truth to the old saying that Kiwis get friendlier the further south you go. The three most welcoming New Zealand towns in Booking.com’s tenth annual Traveller Review Awards: Hokitika, Lake Tekapo (Takapō) and Oamaru.
02
Feb
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
'Most welcoming town'opens in new window
HOKITIKA has topped website Booking.com’s chart as the ‘‘most welcoming town’’ in New Zealand.
02
Feb
2022
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Travellers name the top 10 most welcoming towns in New Zealandopens in new window
Heading away this weekend? Booking.com has revealed the top ten most welcoming towns in Aotearoa as voted travellers for the Traveller Review Awards 2022.
02
Feb
2022
www.morefm.co.nz
Canterbury named one of Booking.com's 'most welcoming regions' in the world for 2022opens in new window
Canterbury has been named as one of the top ten 'Most Welcoming Regions on Earth' for the second year in a row in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2022 The awards analyse more than 232 million verified traveller reviews made on the travel and accommodation booking website.
01
Feb
2022
www.newshub.co.nz
8 Of The Best Hotels In Rotorua In 2022opens in new window
Steeped in cultural history, packed with adventure-from mountain biking in The Redwoods to defying gravity on the Freefall Xtreme, plus being spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxation, Rotorua is one of the most unique places to visit in Aotearoa.
01
Feb
2022
www.theurbanlist.com
WAITANGI WEEKEND DESTINATIONSopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, here are the perfect family escapes to help you experience the simple pleasures in life, so pack the car, grab a surfboard or your boogie board and head to the coast to catch the last of the summer sun’s rays.
01
Feb
2022
fennecandfriends.com
MIKE YARDLEY: OUTDOORSY DELIGHTS AROUND WESTPORT Mike Yardley: Outdoorsy delights around Westportopens in new window
I locked in my stay with Booking.com who have the West Coast covered, with exceptional accommodation options spanning all tastes. No matter where you are travelling, nor your budget or accommodation taste, bag a great rate, with total flexibility and convenience.
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Jan
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealandopens in new window
New Zealand is chock-full of stunning scenery, culinary delights, and fabulous hotels, and there’s never been a better time to get amongst it.
19
Jan
2022
www.theurbanlist.com
Bountiful Hokitika opens in new window
The West Coast's town's charms will win you over, as Mike Yardley explains.
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Jan
2022
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2022, The Year of YES! How and Where Kiwis Want To Travel This Year Revealedopens in new window
If you’re wondering what ‘yes’ you have on your horizon, Booking.com has suggested their five travel opportunities Kiwis should say “nah yeah” to in 2022.
08
Jan
2022
capsulenz.com
Where Aucklanders are travelling when the border reopensopens in new window
Aucklanders are gearing up to leave the city en masse, with Air New Zealand, Auckland Airport and accommodation providers all predicting a busy summer season.
14
Dec
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
5 ways to travel sustainably in Samoaopens in new window
While ecotourism has been on the rise for the last decade, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated travellers’ commitment to sustainable and responsible travel. In fact, recent research from Booking.com revealed 83 per cent of global travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 61 per cent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
05
Dec
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
7 predictions for Kiwi travel in 2022opens in new window
After more than 18 months of travel restrictions for New Zealanders, there’s no denying the excitement of our eventual return to travel in 2022 – and after months of lockdown for Aucklanders in particular, it can’t come sooner. In recent travel predictions, Booking.com reveals a renewed sense of optimism among Kiwi travellers keen to embrace the new normal and return to exploring the world in the year ahead
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Nov
2021
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Booking.com survey reveals five Kiwi travel trends to expect in 2022opens in new window
Booking.com recently released results of research carried out with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories, including over 500 people from New Zealand.
10
Nov
2021
www.newshub.co.nz
NZ vs Aus: Booking.com research finds cricket could play key part in trans-Tasman travel resurgenceopens in new window
A new survey conducted by Booking.com has indicated a possible reason why Trevor Chappell's decision to deliver an underarm ball to Brian McKechnie hurt Aotearoa as a nation so much.
02
Nov
2021
www.newshub.co.nz
TRAVEL THE WORLD, ONE FAIRYTALE AT A TIMEopens in new window
Follow Booking.com into the world of real fairytales. Witness the magical stays close to six real-life places that served as the inspiration for some of the most stunning animated films of all time. Booking.com also shows that 22% of Kiwi travellers share a keen interest in picking a location based on a movie or TV show.
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Oct
2021
fennecandfriends.com
Mike Yardley: Drifting through Waitaki’s Lakes Districtopens in new window
Sweet and serene escapes with wide open spaces is just the ticket in the slow ride out of this insidious pandemic. The Waitaki Lakes District, stretching from Ōmarama to Kurow, ticks all those boxes with surprises aplenty for the eager explorer.
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Oct
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Mike Yardley: Magnificent Stays in the Mackenzie Countryopens in new window
Hankering for a blissed-out wilderness escape to blow out the cobwebs in the Mackenzie and savour wide open spaces? Mike Yardley shares exceptional accommodation experiences in the Mackenzie all listed on www.booking.com. No matter where you are travelling, nor your budget or accommodation preference, bag a memorable stay and a great rate, with total flexibility and convenience.
09
Oct
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Exceptional Places To Stay In The Mackenzieopens in new window
The majesty of the Mackenzie region exerts a magnetic pull on travellers like few other places, writes Mike Yardley. All of these exceptional accommodation experiences in the Mackenzie are listed on www.booking.com No matter where you are travelling, nor your budget or accommodation preference, bag a memorable stay and a great rate, with total flexibility and convenience.
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Sep
2021
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
The Fame Game: Shot Bro, Noah’s Ark and other PR activations with a real sense of purposeopens in new window
Booking.com has sprinkled some much needed glitter over a fairly dreary month of lockdowns by partnering with award-winning Kiwi photographer Becki Moss to raise funds for LGBT+ charity OutLine Aotearoa.
24
Sep
2021
stoppress.co.nz
The barriers the rainbow community have when they travelopens in new window
If you’re reading this story as a straight white person, you might be surprised to hear that our queer friends have to sometimes take a wildly different path when it comes to choosing a holiday destination.
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Sep
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Pride, Worldwide: How a Queer Photographer is Helping the Rainbow Community Feel Safe and Be Themselves When They Travelopens in new window
If you’re reading this story as a straight white person, you might be surprised to hear that our queer friends have to sometimes take a wildly different path when it comes to choosing a holiday destination. New research from booking.com has revealed that it can be tough to feel safe as a member of the Kiwi LGBTQI+ community – from the way they dress, act and present themselves, through to serious considerations around safety.
09
Sep
2021
capsulenz.com
Amy Prebble enjoys the ultimate getaway in the sunny city of Napieropens in new window
Amy Prebble sings for her supper (well, jogs) by combining a 10km run with a girls’ weekend in the art deco capital.
08
Sep
2021
scoutmagazine.co.nz
Travel Proudopens in new window
As a platinum partner of Winter Pride 2021, Booking.com has launched the study and ‘Postcards from Pride’ to shine a spotlight on the attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future.
06
Sep
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
Booking.com launches Travel Proud programme after research reveals how being LGBTIQ+ affects travellersopens in new window
New research released by Booking.com has found the travel and accommodation industry needs to become inclusive in more areas than just the bill and has launched a way for merchants to prove they're welcoming of LGBTIQ+ customers.
02
Sep
2021
www.newshub.co.nz
Mike Yardley: Roaming the Hawke’s Bay heartlandopens in new window
Bag a great stay and a great rate on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, for great-value stays with total flexibility and convenience, head to Booking.com
28
Aug
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Grazing From The Bountiful Hawke’s Bay Platteropens in new window
When you’ve had your fill of Napier’s delights, head for the heartland goodness of Central Hawke’s Bay, writes Mike Yardley.
27
Aug
2021
www.fortheloveoftravel.nz
Take me to the river - a winter weekend away in the Waikatoopens in new window
Take me to the river...and the zoo, and the gardens – UNO’s Hannah Keys has hot tips for a weekend getaway in the Waikato.
23
Aug
2021
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Winter Skiing Wonderlandopens in new window
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2021
fennecandfriends.com
Wonderful Wooded Staysopens in new window
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2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
Kia Orana to the Cooksopens in new window
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May
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Wonderful wooded staysopens in new window
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Apr
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
Waiheke Island’s siren-like allureopens in new window
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Apr
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
February Foodie Bitesopens in new window
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Feb
2021
gayexpress.co.nz
Highway escape on the Haast passopens in new window
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Feb
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Booking.com Traveller Review Awardsopens in new window
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Feb
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
New Zealand Winter Staycationopens in new window
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2020
thelasttravelguide.com
Kiwis love an authentic flavouropens in new window
Sunday Star Times
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2020
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Mega pursuits in Mexico City opens in new window
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Nov
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Denmark: Copenhagen classicsopens in new window
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Sep
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
The luxury escape you deserveopens in new window
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Sep
2019
www.remixmagazine.com
Copenhagen Classicsopens in new window
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Sep
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Crowning GLORY opens in new window
Featured in the Bay of Plenty Times on 24/08/19
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2019
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6 Instagram spots around New Zealand opens in new window
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Aug
2019
www.aucklandmagazine.com
BEAUTYEQ ON TOUR - FRANCE opens in new window
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Aug
2019
www.beautyeq.co.nz
Seeing over Snappingopens in new window
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2019
www.remixmagazine.com
Hero Hospitality with Booking.comopens in new window
For the Love of Travel
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Jul
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Be Royalopens in new window
Homestyle
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Jun
2019
www.homestyle.co.nz
Cromwell Best for Southern Hospitality opens in new window
Cromwell Bulletin
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Jun
2019
www.cromwellbulletin.co.nz
Eat Spend Love opens in new window
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May
2019
www.m2woman.co.nz
Unique destinations opens in new window
From modern reinventions of camping classics to space-age pods providing a comfortable place to rest, travellers today have more options than ever when it comes to booking their next getaway.
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Mar
2019
good.net.nz
Marlborough Alpaca farm named in top NZ accomodation spots by Booking.com opens in new window
A bed and breakfast at an alpaca farm in Marlborough has been named one of the top 10 accomodation spots in New Zealand by a global travel company. Located in Renwick, Falcon's Rise Alpaca Farm has features in the list, put together b by Booking.com.
14
Mar
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
Noshing around Nelson-Tasman opens in new window
From tickling your toes in the golden powdery sands of Kateriteri to soaking up sublime art at Suter Gallery, abundance is a byword for the Nelson-Tasman region. The Pigeon Valley fire of recent weeks, New Zealand's worst forest fire in six decades, thrust the region front and centre on the news agenda. I happened to be in the region at the height of the fire and despite the pervasive sense of fear rippling through the community, the outpouring of generosity and goodwill was as golden as the blazing sun. A year ago, it was ex-Cyclone Gita that barrelled into town.
25
Feb
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
5 travel trends to watch in 2019 opens in new window
"With technological advancements, an ever more connected world and a continuously growing consumer appetite for the best travel experiences, we're poised for groundbreaking developments, taking travel to unexplored heights," said the Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, Pepijn Rijvers. And we really can't disagree with his views. While tourism across the globe witnessed immense growth with people travelling from one corner to another in 2018, this year would surely boost it further. In today's world, when the eagerness to explore the unknown trails and to indulge in something meaningful is on a rise, let's find out the travel trends for 2019 as shared by the industry reports.
15
Feb
2019
www.stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's most romantic spots for a Valentines Day staycation opens in new window
We're pretty lucky in our corner of the world – New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful spots to celebrate with a loved one. Whether it's on Valentine's Day, or any other day of the year, taking a trip away with your honey is the perfect way to connect deeply and bring on those warm fuzzy feelings. With the help of Booking.com, we've put together a list of some of Aotearoa's most romantic locations, so you can start planning a surprise mini-break for that special someone.
14
Feb
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Real-life Game of Thrones filming locations every superfan should visit opens in new window
The final series of Game of Thrones is almost upon us and there’s never been a better time to time to keep the magic of the Seven Kingdoms alive than by visiting the show’s most iconic locations on a set-jetting holiday to the likes of Croatia, Iceland and Spain. Here are the most mesmerising Game of Thrones filming locations you'll want to visit in real life…
08
Feb
2019
nz.news.yahoo.com
Best places to stay in the Bay of Islands opens in new window
Want to experience the culture and natural beauty of our nation's birthplace this Waitangi Day? Rich in history and home to some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery; the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands is the place to learn all about the significant (and controversial) signing of the Treaty. With its museum, regular guided tours through spacious grounds, and unforgettable cultural Maori performances, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (located just outside the town of Paihia) will leave you feeling moved and connected to our nation's past. Boasting subtropical islands and vast ocean views; the Bay of Islands is not only the perfect holiday for history buffs, it is also the ideal location for Kiwi travellers looking for a scenic staycation. Recent research from Booking.com revealed that over a quarter of global travellers were looking for places to stay that would look good in photographs - so with that in mind, we've selected some photogenic places to stay that are a short walk or drive from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
06
Feb
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
The Mindful Travelleropens in new window
Fed up of cleaning up after yourself or your family? Desperate for a break free of the stress and clutter that comes with everyday life? It’s no surprise really that Booking.com has found that more than half (57%) of Kiwi travellers value experiences more highly than material possessions. For some peace of mind, these minimalist and natural locations will provide the perfect haven. From the natural beauty of Alajuela and Los Rios, to the trendy but calm Costa Blanca and Stockholm, to the cultural haven of Kanagawa, these properties will help you to cultivate calmness, channel a balanced mind and bring the good vibes back home with you.
01
Feb
2019
good.net.nz
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2018
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Weirdest Hotelsopens in new window
New Zealand Herald, Auckland
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2018
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Winopens in new window
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2017
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5 reasons to love CÁDIZopens in new window
This little city on the Atlantic Ocean side of the south of Spain has it all. In fact, consider it a mini Barcelona.
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Sep
2017
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Royal treatmentopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, we’ve found five real European castles where you can indulge your fairy tale fantasies
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Sep
2017
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Ghana adventure a family affairopens in new window
When Stacey Knott’s dad comes to visit her in Ghana, it’s more than just a trip to the country the Kiwi journalist now calls home – it’s a chance for him to meet his son-in-law.
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Sep
2017
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My night in a glass houseopens in new window
Thoughts of peeping toms disappear the moment you arrive at the Little River PurePod, writes Lorna Thornber.
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New Zealand travellers hopes and fears revealedopens in new window
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2017
australia.etbtravelnews.global
Waikato Delights On A Self-Driveopens in new window
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2017
www.fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Kiwi travel trends revealedopens in new window
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Apr
2017
www.newshub.co.nz
BEAT HOLIDAY BLUES WITH THESE SIMPLE TIPSopens in new window
Many people who are returning to their daily routines after taking time off to celebrate Christmas and New Years, find it a struggle to adapt back into their everyday lives. But one can beat the holiday blues by taking care of a few simple steps like settling back to home quickly but to work slowly.
05
Jan
2017
www.indianweekender.co.nz
WiFi and pools top Kiwi kids holiday favouritesopens in new window
Fast WiFi for sharing holiday snaps on social media is of utmost importance to Kiwi kids on vacation. New research from Booking.com surveyed 22,500 children worldwide between the ages of five and 15 to find out what's really important when it comes to the perfect family holiday.
01
Nov
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Staying at the the Mantra at Tekapoopens in new window
Sarah Lawrence checks into a lovely spot with mountain views.
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Sep
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Soak it all up in Nelsonopens in new window
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2016
www.mindfood.com
Tekapo: The blue yonderopens in new window
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2016
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Oscar-worthy travel locations 9:51 AM Tuesday Mar 1, 2016 Save Like on Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Post on LinkedIn 0 +1 on Google+ 0 International Travel Stay at Desert Breeze Lodge in Namibia for a taste of Mad Max: Fury Road. Photo / Supplied Stay at Desert Breeze Lodge in Namibia for a taste of Mad Max: Fury Road. Photo / Supplied This year's Oscar winners and nominees all shared something in common - great locations. If you're feeling inspired by yesterday's ceremony, we've worked with Booking.com to create this list of Oscar-winning film locations you can experience yourself. The Revenant Best Cinematography and Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio Mount Engadine Lodge. Photo / Supplied Mount Engadine Lodge. Photo / Supplied Although the storyline of The Revenant is full of chilling violence, the film was shot in several stunning locations in Canada, Argentina and the United States. Particularly beautiful is Mount Engadine, in the Kananaskis Range, Western Canada. Mount Engadine Lodge provides considerably more comfort than the accommodation in the film and no bear fighting is required during your stay. ▾ Advertising ▾ Close ad Play Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:15 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00 00:00 Mute Mad Max: Fury Road Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Make-up and Hair. The vast expanse and clear azure skies of Namibia were the backdrop to the post-apocalyptic action-thriller, Mad Max: Fury Road. To get a taste of the big skies, stunning sand dunes and breath taking plains, but thankfully without the high-octane action, stay at the Desert Breeze Lodge on the banks of the Swakop River. The Hateful Eight Continued below. Related Content Grant Bradley: Stand-off at the Alamo An elevated view of 151 Victoria St, Buildings A & B anchored by NZME. Spec sale latest in big list for Mansons Nothing works as well as a smartly executed content based email marketing plan for your business, Debbie Mayo-Smith writes. Photo / Getty Images Debbie Mayo-Smith: Is your marketing dumb, lazy and wasteful? Best Original Score The Hotel Telluride. Photo / Supplied The Hotel Telluride. Photo / Supplied An instant Tarantino classic, The Hateful Eight was filmed on a ranch near Telluride, Colorado. If the expansive mountain ranges and snowfall of the film's setting has you inspired to find your own sanctuary in the snow, The Hotel Telluride is reminiscent of the film's western style and located in the town just a few miles from the ranch. Brooklyn Nominated for three awards including Best Picture The Box House Hotel. Photo / Supplied The Box House Hotel. Photo / Supplied For Eilis, a young woman, newly emigrated from Ireland and Tony, New York born but Italian bred, Brooklyn proves to be the perfect place to fall in love. While the city has changed considerably since the film was set in 1952, it is still a vast melting pot of diverse cultures. Transport yourself into the funky modern take on the classic Brooklyn style and stay at The Box House Hotel. Bridge of Spies Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Photo / Supplied Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Photo / Supplied Bridge of Spies travels between the bustle of New York and the troubled city of Berlin during the Cold War. No longer separated in two by the Berlin Wall, the city has since become a bustling metropolis full of hipsters and tourists. Visit the city drenched in history and culture and stay at Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this hotel is just one of the thousands of quirky things to discover in Berlin. - nzherald.co.nz
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Oscar-worthy travel locations 9:51 AM Tuesday Mar 1, 2016 Save Like on Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Post on LinkedIn 0 +1 on Google+ 0 International Travel Stay at Desert Breeze Lodge in Namibia for a taste of Mad Max: Fury Road. Photo / Supplied Stay at Desert Breeze Lodge in Namibia for a taste of Mad Max: Fury Road. Photo / Supplied This year's Oscar winners and nominees all shared something in common - great locations. If you're feeling inspired by yesterday's ceremony, we've worked with Booking.com to create this list of Oscar-winning film locations you can experience yourself. The Revenant Best Cinematography and Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio Mount Engadine Lodge. Photo / Supplied Mount Engadine Lodge. Photo / Supplied Although the storyline of The Revenant is full of chilling violence, the film was shot in several stunning locations in Canada, Argentina and the United States. Particularly beautiful is Mount Engadine, in the Kananaskis Range, Western Canada. Mount Engadine Lodge provides considerably more comfort than the accommodation in the film and no bear fighting is required during your stay. ▾ Advertising ▾ Close ad Play Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:15 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00 00:00 Mute Mad Max: Fury Road Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Make-up and Hair. The vast expanse and clear azure skies of Namibia were the backdrop to the post-apocalyptic action-thriller, Mad Max: Fury Road. To get a taste of the big skies, stunning sand dunes and breath taking plains, but thankfully without the high-octane action, stay at the Desert Breeze Lodge on the banks of the Swakop River. The Hateful Eight Continued below. Related Content Grant Bradley: Stand-off at the Alamo An elevated view of 151 Victoria St, Buildings A & B anchored by NZME. Spec sale latest in big list for Mansons Nothing works as well as a smartly executed content based email marketing plan for your business, Debbie Mayo-Smith writes. Photo / Getty Images Debbie Mayo-Smith: Is your marketing dumb, lazy and wasteful? Best Original Score The Hotel Telluride. Photo / Supplied The Hotel Telluride. Photo / Supplied An instant Tarantino classic, The Hateful Eight was filmed on a ranch near Telluride, Colorado. If the expansive mountain ranges and snowfall of the film's setting has you inspired to find your own sanctuary in the snow, The Hotel Telluride is reminiscent of the film's western style and located in the town just a few miles from the ranch. Brooklyn Nominated for three awards including Best Picture The Box House Hotel. Photo / Supplied The Box House Hotel. Photo / Supplied For Eilis, a young woman, newly emigrated from Ireland and Tony, New York born but Italian bred, Brooklyn proves to be the perfect place to fall in love. While the city has changed considerably since the film was set in 1952, it is still a vast melting pot of diverse cultures. Transport yourself into the funky modern take on the classic Brooklyn style and stay at The Box House Hotel. Bridge of Spies Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Photo / Supplied Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Photo / Supplied Bridge of Spies travels between the bustle of New York and the troubled city of Berlin during the Cold War. No longer separated in two by the Berlin Wall, the city has since become a bustling metropolis full of hipsters and tourists. Visit the city drenched in history and culture and stay at Grimm's Potsdamer Platz. Inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this hotel is just one of the thousands of quirky things to discover in Berlin. - nzherald.co.nz
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