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Friday, September 27, 2013

Niue Survey Results Out - 100% of Visitors Enjoy Their Stay

Exit surveys in Niue show the Island is still delivering on their claim of under promising and over delivering every time. 100 percent of those surveyed in the last 2 years ‘enjoyed their stay on the island’ and almost as many indicated a high intention to visit again and recommend Niue to family and friends.

By the end of 2013 visitor numbers would have seen more than 2,000 additional arrivals for the year. 

That means several million more in revenue per annum for this tiny nation. With all tourism operators rating highly in the survey, visitors have seen that Niue offers not only amazing nature based experiences, but also highly rated accommodation, dining, and other tourism related activities.Since its inception in 2010 the Niue tourism development programme has yielded excellent on-going results. The growing demand has seen the Island respond with several upgrades, and plans to continue to improve tourism infrastructure and visitor services and they are paying off with these high satisfaction levels.

Tourism Development Manager Hayden Porter says “the reason Niue is so popular now is that people have realised it offers something very different to other Pacific Islands. There are so many possibilities for adventure offered by the island and visitors are amazed by the untouched nature, rainforests and coastlines. There is no crime, no one hassles you to buy anything, it’s the way things used to be elsewhere.”

The small island nation, with welcoming locals, consists primarily of uplifted limestone which is inundated with hundreds of caves and chasms both above and underwater. The water is amongst the clearest in the world and makes for some of the best diving and snorkeling on the planet.

Niue is also one of only a few places in the world where visitors can engage in land based whale watching. The deep waters surrounding the island bring whales as close as 50 metres from the shore.

“Once people discover that Niue is so much more than they thought, they nearly always find that a week isn’t long enough to fully take in what’s on offer. I think that’s why we see so many people return to the island, they have made friends with the locals and have had adventures that they want to share with other friends and family,” Porter says.

The standout results of the Niue airport visitor survey suggest increased growth in tourism will see many more New Zealanders choose to holiday in Niue in 2014 and beyond, with more accommodation and flight capacity just around the corner.

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