Fiji the number one international Christmas holiday destination for Kiwis

On January 19, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia records triple-digit bookings growth for Fiji over past Christmas period

Fiji was by far the favourite international Christmas holiday destination of Kiwi travellers this past Christmas holiday season, according to booking data* from online travel company

Fiji topped the list of international destinations recording the highest growth in terms of flight bookings, growing 124% year-on-year over the same period in 2009, while it also recorded the highest number of transactions for accommodation in an international destination for the same period. Fiji was also the number one holiday package destination.

Other international destinations that recorded noteworthy transaction growth (in flight and/or air bookings) included Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Nicolas Chu, General Manager, Expedia Australia & New Zealand, said: “Clearly Fiji remains a firm Christmas holiday favourite for New Zealand couples and families, and 2010 appears to be a record for travel to this destination. It is also an indication of the excellent value for money Fiji continues to offer Kiwi holidaymakers and the great deals on offer at the moment,” he said. “At, we pride ourselves on the huge range of hotels and package deals for Fiji holidays.” is operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, which offers New Zealand travellers a choice of over 130,000 hotels and over 180 airlines, as well as hotel, flight and car packages.

*For travel dates beginning 20-25 December 2010.

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