Aotearoa: The People’s Choice

NZ has been voted the best country in the world and overall winner of the 2005 Condé Nast Traveller Awards in the UK. “The result is gratifying not just because of the win, but because the readers who voted for us are the sorts of people we are trying to attract to NZ,” says Tourism Minister Mark Burton in  Scoop. “Condé Nast Traveller readers are affluent, upwardly mobile professionals, and, most importantly, are very interested in travel. This really is an amazing result.” 30,000 Traveller readers picked their favourite holiday destination in a survey published earlier this year, grading their chosen country in 10 separate categories. NZ received the highest marks for scenery (99), environmental friendliness (98.87) and safety (97).


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…