World Cup could bypass Welly overnights?

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 pm, May 27th, 2010 - 6 comments
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Wellington hoteliers could be seriously screwed if the rumour I heard is true. Seems that negotiations are underway to allow Wellington Airport stay open all night (last flights now are about 9pm) during the World Cup so that fans can travel direct to the next game thus avoiding the need for an overnight in Welly.

I hope the Minister of Tourism won’t be too relaxed about this.

6 comments on “World Cup could bypass Welly overnights?”

  1. IrishBill 1

    I suspect the good people of Roseneath might have word or two to say about all night flights.

  2. Smile & Wave relaxed! Nooooo

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    I actually heard that several were booking hotels in Australia anyway – it’s ending up cheaper to fly there and back than stay in NZ.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.1

      Thousands have brought tickets and Quality Budget Accommodation is fast running thin through New Zealand, even to the point that people are contemplating staying in Australia and flying between NZ and OZ during the games.

      The investment for the full duration of the Rugby World Cup 2011 (8 weeks) is Euro 60,000

      A three-bedroom house listed as being “very close” to Eden Park is advertised for $7000 a week…

      $1000 per night Or $200 in flights + $100/per night accommodation. Depending on the timing of the flights and the games that people are seeing it certainly could be cheaper to stay in Australia.

  4. infused 4

    I heard that Labour had just over taken National in the polls. Yeah, nah.

  5. vto 5

    ha ha that’s quite funny. I did always wonder what the drawcard was with Wellington.

    Minister of Tourism wont be worried – there will be no less number of nights spent in NZ by th visitors.

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