Who’s number one?

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No not blogging…the number one country in the world, the hottest country to visit right now?

New Zealand is the hottest country in the world right now, according to Virtuoso — a network of luxury travel advisors and travel providers. Using data from its worldwide travel agency members, Virtuoso tracked the destinations experiencing the largest year-over-year growth, based on $32 billion in client transactions.

It’s no surprise that this Kiwi country topped Virtuoso’s Hot List, given its exposure in movies like “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” — and its untouched beauty. “There is a race towards trying to get to some of the more pristine places because of the rise in mass tourism and globalization,” said Virtuoso chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch.

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1. New Zealand (+ 196%)

Far out-pacing the numbers of any other country on this list, with a staggering 196 percent increase in spending, New Zealand swept Virtuoso’s Hot List. And with the upcoming release of the latest installment of “The Hobbit,” expect “Middle Earth” to continue its global domination.

Australia was number 7 in the same survey. Hong Kong number 5.

Looks like that Hobbit deal of John Key’s is paying off handsomely with tourism…you know the thing that Kim Dotcom is going to reveal as the most evil thing in the universe, the movie that the unions tried to spike.

Remember the left mocking John Key taking up the Tourism Minister’s role?

Looks like it is paying off.

Of course the opposition continues to talk down our country, while the rest of the world looks at us with envy.

 

– Yahoo


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They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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