Aussies expected to flock to New Zealand on holiday

Government officials in New Zealand feel the country will continue to benefit from the strength of the Australian dollar.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has predicted a surge in Aussies heading across the Tasman in the next few years, mainly because they are receiving the best exchange rates for a long time.

Acting general manager of the body Adrienne Meikle said the increased numbers of Australians will make up for falls in other areas.

"Traditional markets like the UK and US will continue to decline in the absence of any active market intervention, but this will be offset by strong growth from China and Australia," she remarked.

Overall, international visitor spending is anticipated to grow by nine per cent by 2018, while tourist numbers should rise by 28 per cent in the same period.

Times are hard for a lot of Aussies, but the favourable exchange rates are too tempting to resist for many households.

Taking out a prepaid travel card is a good way to enjoy your holiday without worrying about overspending, as the plastic products make it far easier for tourists to stick to a budget.