Getting to Niue just got a whole lot easier


Demand for travel to Niue continues to increase, particularly since the lifting of all travel restrictions
in April this year, and the recent arrival of the migrating humpback whales. Air New Zealand has
supported this demand by providing additional capacity. Initially this has been upsizing the aircraft to
the A321 used for the once-a-week flight for most of the period to the end of October. This provides
an extra fifty seats each way, which are being quickly snapped up.

In addition to this, from 1 November 2023 to 27 January 2024 there will be two flights per week.
Departing NZ on a Wednesday and Saturday (arriving into Niue Tuesday and Friday) these flights will
be a mixture of the A321 and A320 Aircraft. This will allow flexibility on the length of stay for visitors
to the island.

“We are very grateful to Air New Zealand for recognizing this increased demand with both the larger
aircraft and the additional flights later in the year. We are well on our road to recovery in our industry
with most accommodation and rental operators now reporting occupancy levels almost back to precovid levels and now only limited by air capacity. Our Sales and Marketing in New Zealand is working
very well with awareness of the destination at an all-time high with a lot more to come’’ says Director
of Tourism Micah Fuhiniu-Viviani.

Niue will also be relaunching the self famil program for trade shortly to coincide with the start of this
additional flight in November so agents can experience what Niue has to offer for themselves over
either three, four or seven day stays. “We know when agents experience Niue for themselves, they
can sell it effectively to the right customers. We also know they then truly understand the differences
between Niue and the other pacific islands that make it so unique. Niue is literally the only country in
the world where the entire country is your resort and being four times the size of Rarotonga there is
also a huge amount to see do and explore’’, comments Sarah Porter, the Niue specialist based in New
Zealand to assist trade. Porter will be managing the self and hosted famil programs that will be
released in the next month.


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