09 July 2008
Brits prefer NZ holiday over everyday luxuries
Despite the credit crunch, rising cost of living, soaring fuel prices, and threats of an economic recession, UK residents still prefer to put aside everyday luxuries to spend their money on holidays, a Reuters report says, and New Zealand remains a top favourite destination.
A survey conducted by the travel company Kayak.co.uk shows Britons would rather go on holiday than make ends meet. Over a third of those surveyed said they would stop eating out, and 14 per cent said they would stop drinking in pubs or smoking so they can go on holiday.
Anne Wilson, Business Development Director of Kayak.co.uk said, "As a nation, we’ve always been much more likely to explore the four corners of the earth than to buy a flat screen TV.
"Budget-conscious travellers willing to be flexible and spend time researching dates and destinations can still find the perfect trip at the right price."
Despite its distance from the UK, record numbers of British holidaymakers continue to hit the shores of New Zealand. Each year, over 300,000 UK residents fly to work, holiday, or live in the country on New Zealand visas.
Article by Jessica Bird, New Zealand Visa Bureau.
Young people who want to work in New Zealand can apply online for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa with the New Zealand Visa Bureau.