Queenstown is giving away 300 hotel nights in September and October as operators try to piggyback the Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011). Though the South Island city is not hosting any games, Destination Queenstown is running a week-long spring sweepstake to give potential visitors the chance to win free room nights.
Destination Queenstown CEO, Tony Everitt hope the draw will encourage sports fans to add Queenstown to the travel itineraries. It is also intended to persuade other travellers to visit during this period.
“We’re aware that some people might be putting off a trip because they think accommodation may be expensive or hard to find. In fact here in Queenstown there’s still very good availability in our hotels and across all accommodation types and price ranges, from budget to five-star, during September and October,” he said.
All 19 local members of the New Zealand Hotel Council have contributed prizes to the sweepstake which begins today and concludes next Monday 8 August at 9am. Each winner will receive two consecutive nights for two people at their respective hotel, so 150 prizes are up for grabs. Details are available on the Destination Queenstown website and Air New Zealand’s Twitter and Facebook pages.