Third Time at the Top
NZ has been voted the world’s best holiday destination by readers of Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Around 30,000 readers took part in the annual survey, which is the largest independent analysis of British travellers. Second and third place went to the Maldives and Australia. “The fact that our customers are the voters means the award is an authentic assessment of the quality of our tourism on offer,” said Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor in the NZ Herald. “The United Kingdom, our second largest market for visitor arrivals – contributing 300,000 visitors over the past year – is a valued market for New Zealand and one where we have to work hard to stay ahead of the competition.” NZ has been voted the best holiday destination by Telegraph readers twice before: in 2004 and 2005.