Top tips for Travel Sellers
These are our top tips for anyone promoting or selling Wellington
One night is never enough! Visitors need at least two nights in Wellington
Visitors into Wellington have often travelled from Rotorua or Napier and arrive into Wellington in the late afternoon. It's important to allow at least two nights in Wellington to give your clients a full day to fit in all the things they'll want to see and do (and eat and drink!) If they can stay longer, add on a night in Wairarapa or Kāpiti Coast or they can stay an extra night in the city to do a day trip to explore the region.
Wellington often has more rooms available mid-December to early-February
It's easy to find accommodation in Wellington during the high season as the best time to find available hotel rooms is mid-December until the first week of February. As Wellington is the capital city and home to many businesses, it is a popular corporate destination. There is little corporate travel during the summer months, so it is a great time for leisure travellers to visit and for you to find accommodation when other parts of the country may be full.
Make activity bookings in advance during peak season
There is often more demand during the busy summer months. To ensure your FIT clients do not miss out, it is a good idea to make sure you make activity bookings in advance. Keep in mind that pre-COVID Wellington was also a cruise destination. When cruise ships are visiting the city, the movie tours, city tours and nature tours are very popular with the cruise ship passengers.
Take the scenic Classic New Zealand Wine Trail route along SH2
Self-driving in New Zealand? The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is 211m/340km of beautiful scenery and wonderful wine and food experiences through more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine-producing regions. Follow the grape signs from Napier along State Highway 2, through Wairarapa region and on to Wellington. Once you’ve crossed Cook Strait on the ferry, the signs will guide you through the famous sauvignon blanc vines of Marlborough.