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Qantas Holidays Offers a Taste of Wellington in Gourmet Campaign

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Some of the finest wines and cheeses from Wellington, New Zealand, will be served to guests visiting the Qantas Club lounge at Sydney Domestic airport tomorrow afternoon, (Wednesday 25 October), as part of a new campaign by Qantas Holidays to promote Gourmet Touring.

From 4-7pm, a range of wines from New Zealands Martinborough vineyards, in the Wairarapa Region north of Wellington, will be served to Qantas Club guests, along with a selection of the Wellington regions Kapiti cheeses.

The Qantas Holidays Gourmet Touring Campaign, which is running until March 2007, is aiming to highlight the possibilities of combining gourmet food and wine with driving holiday experiences.

It is focusing on the growing number of couples and independent travellers, who are booking flights and renting cars, then setting off on their own itineraries a key market for Wellington, which continues to grow as a quality destination for wining and dining in the Australasian region.

Wellington is gaining a solid reputation not only as a destination renowned for its fine restaurants and caf society lifestyle, but as the gateway to New Zealands Wairarapa district, which is home to the expanding Martinborough wine country, said Chris Lamers, General Manager Marketing for Positively Wellington Tourism.

Through this campaign with Qantas Holidays, we are working to raise awareness of our regions increasing appeal to gourmet travellers, Mr Lamers added. The timing of this weeks promotion in the Qantas Club lounge also coincides with the upcoming launch of the new season wines in the Wairarapa, New Zealands leading wine region, for both local and export varieties.

Qantas Holidays is offering special packages from Sydney to Wellington, including:

- Return Economy Class air fares
- Three nights for the price of two at Mercure Hotel, Wellington, a Discover Wellington tour and Return airport transfers.

Packages are priced from A$872 per person, twin share, for travel between 8 November and 1 February, and again from 4 February to 31 March. Bookings and payments must be made by 30 November. Packages are limited at these prices and some conditions apply.

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