February's newsletter competition – winners!

Hey folks,

We gave subscribers to our Travelbug newsletter a chance to win a night’s stay at the wonderful Amora Hotel in Auckland. To be in the draw to win one of three bed & breakfast vouchers, we needed you to answer this question correctly:

“How many polka-dot cushions are in photo #11?”

Here’s photo #11:

Now aside from the controversy I caused with the definition of ‘polka-dot’, the answer we were looking for was three. Congratulations to Nicki, Mark and Vanessa who each win one of those great B&B vouchers!

Thanks again to everyone who entered, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for this week’s Easter Trev easter hunt clue and another chance to win $1,000 travel credit. Adios!


Summer photo contest winners!

Kia ora,

In last month’s Travelbug newsletter we ran a contest to find the best Summer-themed photo taken by subscribers, Facebook and Twitter followers.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who entered – we had a great time going through each one, reading the stories and recounting your best summer memories. It was a privilege for us to share in your New Zealand summer!

It certainly was hard going, but of the entries we received we picked out 3 photos that jumped out at us and of these 3, we had to pick one winner. Here are the results!


Buddy having a good shake after a swim

We loved this action shot of Buddy doing what dogs do best. It oozes a certain charm that captures that good ol’ family summer holiday spirit. Thanks to Lynley from Paeroa, a Travelbug t-shirt is on its way to you!

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The Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar

As a Wellingtonian, believe me when I say there simply is no beating the coolest little capital in the world. OK, I missed out the ‘on a good day’ part but hey, ’tis a wonderful place regardless! That’s why the team over at Positively Wellington Tourism have put a whole lot of love into a new “mean-as” site to make Wellington even cooler: behold, the Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar!


Wellington Advent Calendar

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November newsletter competition – winners!

Talofa, travel fans!

If you receive the monthly Travelbug newsletter, you’ll know that we hold monthly contests where you have the chance to win some pretty awesome prizes!

In the last newsletter we asked the following question about Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands:

“This resort complex shares a sub-tropical parkland with one of NZ’s greatest single visitor attractions, the _________”.

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Travelbug survey – and the winner is…

Thanks to those keen travellers who took the time to fill out our recent Travelbug survey. We’re still collating some of the data, but uncovered a few interesting morsels that we think are worth sharing!

First, however – a big congratulations must go to Diana from Ashburton, who takes home a brand-new iPad 2. We hope you enjoy your prize! Now, onto some results:


1. 82% of you intend to travel within NZ soon

We’d love to know where you’re off to, so post something on our Facebook page or leave a comment below, and tell us where you’re spending your holidays this year.

Do you intend to travel within NZ in the next 3 months?

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