There are now 10,000 more reasons to book a night in Tāmaki Makaurau, with everything from 4-5 star downtown hotels to highly rated beachfront stays highlighted in the latest campaign to lure visitors to Aotearoa and encourage Aucklanders to ‘staycation’ this winter.
Stay Auckland Now promotes deals on over 10,000 room nights from nearly 60 participating accommodation providers across the region and is the latest installment of the Auckland is calling domestic marketing campaign by economic and cultural agency Auckland Unlimited.
The promotion is designed to revive Auckland’s accommodation sector – particularly in the city center – and is the result of excellent collaboration with the industry, said Pam Ford, Director of Investment and Auckland Unlimited industry.
“Auckland accommodation providers have been hit hard by the pandemic for the past two years.
Occupancy in February was below 30%, compared to almost 90% for the same month before Covid. We’ve worked with industry to help kickstart the recovery with a timely reminder of amazing places to stay in our region, and an incentive for visitors and locals to do just that.
Participating accommodation providers and offers can be found at StayAucklandNow.co.nz
Special offers will be available on the site from May 2 to May 22, to be used between May 2 and July 31 this year. Reservations are made directly with the participating host.
Pam Ford says: “There are two public holidays in June, and we encourage visitors and locals to take advantage of the offer and enjoy a long weekend in Auckland.
“Lonely Planet named us the #1 city to visit in the world this year, and for good reason. We have world-class shopping and dining areas, a vibrant cultural scene with new events and exhibitions, and exceptional natural environments to explore. explore,” says Pam Ford.
Winter is the perfect time to tick off some of Auckland’s 100 signature dishes. The exciting range of events, shows, exhibitions, festivals and activities in May, June and July include Taste of Pasifika, Matariki celebrations, elementary AKL festival and – and for live action-starved NRL fans – the New Zealand Warriors’ first home game at Mt Smart Stadium in almost three years.
Paul Columbus, General Manager of Novotel Auckland Airport and Chairman of Auckland Hotelier Group says: “The message from Auckland’s accommodation industry is clear: we are open for business, come join us! This campaign – a collaboration between Auckland Unlimited and the accommodation industry – is an invitation to Aucklanders and those beyond the region to come, stay and explore what is on your doorstep.
Troy Clarry, Katalyma Hotels & Hospitality (Kerikeri Park Lodge | Whangaparaoa Lodge) and Hospitality New Zealand – National Board Member, says: The Stay Auckland Now promotion is a great example of a business sector working with a city for multiple wins. Auckland city has some fantastic things to do over the next few months, and the cities, suburbs and beaches are simply stunning for a night or two. Looking forward to welcoming back Aucklanders and those further afield by taking advantage of amazing offers, supporting local businesses and their communities. “
Franz Mascarenhas, Managing Director, Cordis Auckland says, “It’s been a long time and the hospitality industry looks forward to doing what it does best, opening its doors and warmly welcoming its customers. We are grateful to Auckland Unlimited for providing this platform which will help in the recovery of our sector. »
Brad Burnett, Managing Director of Skycity Hotels Group said: ‘The accommodation industry is ready and delighted to welcome guests back to our properties across Auckland. It’s been an extremely difficult time for the industry, but now is the time to look ahead and get back to what we do best: providing people with amazing experiences! It was a very positive collaboration with Auckland Unlimited, working together to showcase Auckland and its world class accommodation offering.
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