The World Cup is in full force and getting more attention than Sonny Bill with his shirt off. Wellington has been rocking, with teams and fans galore, a brilliant fanzone right outside our Travel offices and now the All Blacks arriving readying themselves for their clash against the mighty Canucks. So caught up in rugby fever are we in Wellington that one of our Travel bloggers, Simon, lent his beatbox opera skills to this amazing piece of performance art:
In the Travelbug newsletter last week we had a photo competition, looking for the best winter photo snaps. Since then winter really hit Kiwis hard with big snow falls up and down the country including my very own Wellington suburb of Brooklyn.
Because of the timing of the newsletter, we probably missed many of the millions of amazing photos that were surely taken early this week, but we got some fantastic shots nonetheless.
As the World Cup rushes towards us like Sonny Bill Williams with ball in hand – it’s less than 30 days away – here at Travelbug we’ve taken a look at some trends regarding NZ accommodation bookings and some interesting patterns are emerging.
1. Prices are up – say what you like about how properties are pricing their accommodation, the numbers we’re seeing from bookings on Travelbug tell us that travellers are paying more for bookings in September and October this year than they were last year: