Wealthy Tourists

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are involved in a campaign of building and renovation. We are installing a Bay Window onto the front room and hanging new wallpaper in various rooms. The window was saved from a building that was destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake. It’s our little bit of saving a piece of Christchurch history….

On the tourism front ; The Luxury Travel Company, Virtuoso (a luxury travel network with 7200 agents worldwide) is finding that New Zealand is increasingly becoming the No 1 travel destination for the rich and the famous.

Fuelled by the popularity of the Lord of the Rings films, New Zealand has become a standalone destination in its own right rather than being tacked on to an Australia trip for a few days.

Figures released for their 2013 New Zealand travel bookings show client transactions of $32 billion were up 198 per cent during the past 12 months.

Hot List of Countries:

1. New Zealand (+ 196%)

2. Chile (+ 103%)

3. Indonesia (+ 103%)

4. Hungary (+ 86%)

5. Hong Kong (+ 72%)

6. Croatia (+ 68%)

7. Australia (+ 58%)

8. Ecuador (+ 57%)

9. Greece (+ 57%)

10.Norway (+ 54%)

This is all good for operators within New Zealand’s Tourism Industry.

What Earthquake ????

Living in the shadow of a Volcano is natural for us at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. Thankfully they are all dormant and “sleeping”.
That is more than I can say for the rest of the country. Once again the “Shakey Isles ” are living up to their name. This morning a magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the east cape of the North Island
The quake struck at 5.21am, and was centred 50km east of Tolaga Bay, at a depth of 12km.
It came not long after a magnitude 3.6 quake, which struck at 4.40am, 60km east of Tolaga Bay, at a depth of 16km. Between 10.24pm and 6.53am, 12 earthquakes have struck the region. However most have been either weak or unnoticeable. There are no reports of damage or injury. Just a little bit of nervous energy…….
Maybe the hobbits in the Shire are awake now!

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