UK announce NZ third top country in travel awards
By Paul Harper
3:50 PM Friday Feb 4, 2011

New Zealand has placed third in the Top Country category of UK magazine Wanderlust's Travel Awards.

Namibia came first in the category, followed by Costa Rica and then New Zealand.

The award winners were announced in London overnight.

New Zealand came third in the same category last year.

Tourism New Zealand general manager of Western long haul markets Gregg Anderson said the award would help reinforce the value of a New Zealand holiday in the UK market, where Wanderlust was well read.

"Wanderlust has a circulation of more than 30,000 and our top three finish will stand us in good stead for UK travellers considering where they want to go on their next overseas holiday."

Wanderlust said on its website that it was Namibia's sense of drama and accessibility that won it top spot.

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