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Air New Zealand resumes its famous "mystery breaks" to wild acclaim

Air New Zealand resumes its famous "mystery breaks" to wild acclaim

Air New Zealand has recognised that New Zealanders are eager to explore the country again and has announced the return of its "Mystery Break" offer.

This allows guests to book their entire holiday through the airline, including flights, accommodations and transport without learning where they're going until two days before departure.

There are also three packages on offer from the carrier, including a "Luxury" option to the "Great" and "Deluxe" options already on offer.

All three packages include flights to and from Air New Zealand's 20 domestic destinations.

“We’re really excited to have refreshed Mystery Breaks. It’s part of doing our bit to boost local tourism,” Jeremy O’Brien, Air New Zealand’s general manager of brand and marketing, said.

“Previously these had been mostly purchased by corporate customers, but we’ve developed the packages further to appeal to leisure travellers.”

Customers are allowed to “nominate one place they would prefer not to go”, but apart from that, the destination is completely anonymous until two days before departure.

The Great Mystery Break starts at $563 and offers three or four-star hotel accommodation, with breakfast and airport transfers included.

The Deluxe package starts at $656 allows you to stay at four or four and a half star hotels with breakfast and the use of a rental car for your stay.

Finally, the Luxury package starts at $1,530 and includes five-star accommodation, breakfast and dinner included as well as the use of a luxury Avis rental car included in your price.

“(The Mystery Breaks) are also a great gift option because you don’t need a name or a date to buy a voucher – the recipient can decide at a later date,” Mr O’Brien said.

New Zealand residents are currently not allowed to travel internationally, with the exception of NSW, the Northern Territory, South Australia and as of today, Tasmania.

This is part of the first stage of quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand.

The travel bubble, which went into effect on October 16th, is a step towards reopening job opportunities and tourism between the two countries.