With the July school holidays coming up fast, New Zealand families are turning their minds to finding a place to stay.
Ahead of the midwinter school holidays, holiday house owners listed on bach marketing and management sites are reporting a rise in bookings.
“Since Queen’s Birthday Weekend, enquiries and bookings for the July school holidays have had a good bounce as the temperatures start falling and people’s minds start focusing on their next getaway,” said one Coopers Beach bach owner.
He said last year Kiwis were leaving their bookings very late, with no international competition and uncertainty about lockdowns.
“Well, that has all changed, with holidaymakers getting much better organized this winter. They know Australians are coming, and Kiwis are not as spooked about lockdowns ruining their domestic holiday plans. So, we are all happy they’re happy to once again book early,” he said.