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Travel website Expedia has found the five most popular destinations families are heading during this school holiday period, which saw a 45% jump in searches last week after COVID alert levels were eased.
At the top of the list, Queenstown has become the #1 school holiday destination, which follows a 125% increase of Air New Zealand flights to the tourist hotspot this time last year.
Auckland, Wellington and Taupo make the top two, three and fourth spots respectively, with Canterbury rounding out the top 5.
This time last year, Expedia says New Zealanders were booking school holiday trips to Fiji, Bali and Australia instead.