Would you like the “Main holidays” shifted into February?


via AA

A poll of 500 people by Research New Zealand showed nearly half were in favour of a shift because the weather was better in February – when most people returned to work.

Support increased from the 42 percent who were in favour of the shift in 2010.

Research New Zealand director Emanuel Kalafatelis said city dwellers were most in favour, while those in rural areas were against the idea.

“The nature of the business activity in those [rural] areas as opposed to main urban centres, the average farmer can’t stop whatever their doing at the moment and shift their activities.

Personally I hope they don’t change it because things go nice and quiet after January and you have two brilliants months where nothing is overcrowded, there are no huge lines to wait in, and all the plebs are back at work.  (It’s just the dodgy tourists you have to compete with).

But it does make more sense.  As does staggering the holidays.  It will suit traffic (road toll), and accommodation and tourism resources will get better occupancy and attendance rates as there won’t be a big push over just two weeks.

Where do you sit on this?



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