Overnight Express to the Edge
NZ was named Favourite Long-haul Destination in the Guardian and Observer’s annual People’s Choice Awards, for the third time in the past four years. NZ topped the poll with 96.8% of the vote, beating Peru, Australia, and Vietnam. No country has ever won the award so many times. “The award shows that people in the UK are talking about us, said Tourism Minister Mark Burton in Scoop. “If NZ is top of mind for the general public, they will be more likely to translate those thoughts into visits.” NZ experienced a 23% leap in tourist numbers this April compared to the same time last year.