31 Jan 2024

New Zealand region named one of the most welcoming in the world

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 31 January 2024

Otago is officially one of the friendliest parts of not just the country but the world.

A Booking.com study looked at the parts of the world travelers reviewed the highest for hospitality, service and standards of accommodation, and Otago landed at number seven.

Emile Donovan speaks to Benje Patterson, chair of the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association, about what gives the region its Southern hospitality.

Tourists flock to Arrowtown for the Akura Arrowtown Autumn Festival 19th to 25th April 2018.

The main street of historic Arrowtown, in the Otago region. Photo: 123RF