Flight Centre NZ's 2022 travel stats reveal Fiji as top destination of the year, most expensive cruise was $88,595

Flight Centre NZ has released a report on the travel stats of 2022.
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Fiji was the number one international destination for New Zealanders booking travel through Flight Centre in 2022.

Additionally, out of the top 10 hotels booked anywhere on the planet, eight of them were in Fiji - backing up recent reports of the island nation becoming a firm favourite for folks from Aotearoa heading on holiday.

Flight Centre NZ also revealed the most expensive hotel stay booked by a Kiwi during the year as $45,049, adding that the priciest cruise booking set someone back more than $88,595.

The travel agency also reported the longest trip it sold went as follows: Auckland to New York, to London, to Madrid, to Lisbon, to Milan, to Istanbul, to Nairobi, to Dubai, to Orlando, to Montego Bay, to Chicago, to San Francisco, to Melbourne, to Bali, to Melbourne and back to Auckland.

More of Flight Centre NZ's travel stats for 2022 follow:

Top 10 International Destinations By Flights Booked

  1. Nadi, Fiji 
  2. London, United Kingdom 
  3. Brisbane, Australia 
  4. Sydney, Australia 
  5. Melbourne, Australia 
  6. Rarotonga, Cook Islands 
  7. Manila, Philippines 
  8. Gold Coast, Australia 
  9. Perth, Australia 
  10. Singapore

Top 10 Domestic Destinations By Flights Booked

  1. Auckland
  2. Christchurch
  3. Wellington
  4. Queenstown
  5. Dunedin
  6. Nelson
  7. Napier
  8. Invercargill
  9. Palmerston North
  10. Tauranga

Top 10 Cruise Destinations

  1. Sydney, Australia 
  2. Brisbane, Australia 
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Southampton, United Kingdom 
  5. Honolulu, Hawaii 
  6. Long Beach, California 
  7. Singapore
  8. Orlando, Florida 
  9. Athens, Greece 
  10. Melbourne, Australia 

Top 10 Hotels Around the World in Number of Bookings

  1. The Edgewater Resort & Spa, Rarotonga
  2. Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Fiji
  3. Fiji Gateway Hotel, Fiji
  4. Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, Fiji
  5. Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji 
  6. Plantation Island Resort, Fiji
  7. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium, Rarotonga
  8. The Naviti Resort, Fiji 
  9. Warwick, Fiji 
  10. Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Fiji 

Flight Centre NZ said its report is based on the internal booking data available to it between December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022. The agency said it is "confident in the quality of our data and every effort has been made to ensure and preserve its accuracy".