It’s that pathological liar Daily Telegraph, again!
Posted by te2ataria on April 14, 2016
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Would any self-respecting Brit tell everyone how good a holiday destination was?
Ask yourself this: Would any well-travelled, self-respecting British visitor vote New Zealand the “best holiday destination” in the world? Let alone telling everyone else about it, knowing that by doing so hordes of holidaymakers would descend like locusts plaguing the place, and push up the travel costs?
New Zealand wins best country in the world [?] for the fourth year in a row, claims UK’s Daily Telegraph
[Note: The difference between the “best country” and the “best holiday destination,” neither of which applies to NZ by far, is lost in the Stuff NZ “translation”. Moderator]
More than 75,000 readers [we only have your word for it, and you are a pathological liar] voted in this year’s Telegraph Travel Awards, which recognised the world’s best destinations, airlines, tour operators and cruise lines.
New Zealand emerged the clear winner in the world’s best country category, followed by the [sinking] Maldives and [violent] South Africa. http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/78884965/New-Zealand-wins-best-country-in-the-world-for-the-fourth-year-in-a-row
Or is it more likely that those who have a major financial stake in NZ tourism industry would vote in a farcical survey like this?
BTW, the article is supported by some of worst ever photos taken in this country including one from space…
All foreign visitors who have shared the NZ nightmare experience should seriously consider a class action against the perfidious publications like the Telegraph that flog NZ even as the top 100 holiday destinations in the world.
Ironically, 20 times more tourists [70 million] visit Spain than New Zealand each year!
Some of the more realistic readers’ comments posted on Stuff …
By several measures of living and welfare standards we are the worst or close to – something wealthy travellers passing through don’t stay long enough to see.
Doubt its the best country in the world… Anyone who has actually travelled overseas (not the islands or oz) will say the same thing. NZ is far from being the best!
Come on stuff. How about some real, in depth news for a change.
Yeah? But does the Telegraph represent the views of the rest of the world? British Colonialism Bias here
TheMightyGrump1 day ago
Ha “strong ties to Britain” named as a strong point. If only they knew how many New Zealanders hate the British! Wonderful to be named a good travel destination though. We are pretty lucky here.
Pity that we have so many dole bludgers and benefit career people solo parents we all have to subsidise and low life’s. Just goes to show how meaningless these “best in the world” things are. Get rid of the above and maybe we would be close but that will never happen.
KevinSutton1 day ago
You can’t feed kids in poverty with pretty scenery…
So we need a newspaper from the other side of the world to validate ourselves? I cringe that Stuff is even putting this crap online. …
Other News in Drips…
WE were right about NZ Navy being shafted on dry land!
“Two new Navy patrol boats that haven’t been to sea in years… Pukaki hasn’t been to sea since the end of 2012, while Taupo has remained in port since 2013.”
“Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said the boats weren’t “cutting it” in the rough waters surrounding the country. … The two inshore boats would be disposed of.”
So what happens to Project Protector, now?
Fat cat Gerry will splash another one billion or so on new boats…
New Zealand government has spent $500 million on Project Protector, buying four 340-ton, 55-meter bathtub patrol vessels, FBKP- BNB1 [aka, Roiti] “F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty – BNB2 [aka Pukaki,] F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty – BNB3 [aka Hawea,] and F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty- BNB4 [aka
Titanic Taupo.] Image may be subject to copyright.