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30 fascinating travel facts in New Zealand

GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954 GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954 GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954 GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954 GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954 GENERAL TRAVEL 7.6% НOTEL of those 71% 82% surveyed reckon they've travelled everywhere in NZ but the 75% Of Kiwis intend to oldies reckon they're the real travellers of Kiwis usually Those aged 40-49 are the travel within NZ in the stay in paid accommodation most likely age next 3 months 9.9% 6.2% to stay in paid accommodation 13.5% of over 60 men Men overstate their experience, with 9.9% saying they've been everywhere vs just 6.2% say they've been everywhere! women DESTINATIONS 16% Over 60s are actually keener on Northland [12.9%) than Queenstown (10%) Couples with kids not at home are also more likely to want to go to Northland next Queenstown wins overall as the favoured next destination Young ones like to get away for a night in their own city, over half of those 18-39 MY TOWN and the favourite past destination 14.8% 64.7% of older folk, however, say they don't like to get away in their own city 18-29 year-olds REALLY want to go to Queenstown next, with over 25% in that age group choosing it as their top pick Couples with kids at home are the most likely group to like a night away in their own city (go figure!) IN THE HOTEL Couples without kids are the most likely group to want to take the toiletries from the hotel room 52% when they leave 68.1% of young women, however, are likely to be OK with taking the toiletries when they leave the hotel Most respondents think that taking anything from a hotel room is stealing! 87% MY ROOM Overwhelmingly, respondents want to have their own space even if it costs them more money with 87.4% preferring their own room 43 (39) (18 Nearly a third of all 18-29 men (32.7%), however, would like to share a room to save money. More than 4 times as likely to state that preference than 50-59 men (7.1%) Overall, the hotel bar (43.1%) wins over a local pub (39.1%) as a place for a quiet drink, with 17.9% saying they don't drink OUR ROOM 403 Most at risk of future heart disease are the 30-39 men with 81.9% stating they prefer a full brekkie Over 60 women, however, are the most abstemious with 35.8% stating they prefer continental brekkie Men are nearly twice as likely to have wandered 73% into the wrong hotel room (7.2% vs 4.3%) We love a full tummy in the morning: 72.6% of respondents prefer a cooked/buffet breakfast over a continental breakfast 52% please Over half (52.4%) say they didn't know a room upgrade was possible The most popular method of obtaining an upgrade is just to smile and ask nicely (39.1%) jumping to 48.6% for over 60 men 18-29 men are the trickiest, with 9.5% stating that the best way to an upgrade is to say you have a complaint about something! FEARS 32% The most hygiene-concerned are the 18-29 women, with 94.6% selecting some sort of hygiene fear 14.1% state they have no hygiene fears, but that jumps to 21.9% in over 60 men - they're the toughest! Unwashed sheets (31.5%) is the biggest room hygiene fear, even over bedbugs (24.4%) Source: Travelbug Survey November 2011, n = 10,954

30 fascinating travel facts in New Zealand

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