The Dim-Post

March 31, 2009

Grim News

Filed under: general news — danylmc @ 4:52 pm

From NZPA via the Herald:

Queenstown had the third biggest drop in city hotel prices in the world in the three months to Christmas, according to Hotel Price Index. The index looked at hotel prices for October to December, 2008, compared to the same period the year before. It revealed hotel prices fell 41 per cent in Mumbai, 36 per cent Reykjavik, 35 per cent in Queenstown, 32 per cent in Manila, and 31 per cent in Las Vegas.

This is even worse than it sounds; Mumbai was recently attacked by terrorists who specifically targeted hotels, the economy of Iceland is an unregulated free market utopia totally fucked, so excluding cities recovering from catastrophic disasters Queenstown’s price drop is the worst in the world.


  1. Well if they wanted people to visit during a global recession they wouldn’t have put the place at the ends of the earth.

    Comment by Jake — March 31, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

  2. Does this mean I can actually afford to go skiing in Queenstown? Awesome… I love this recession!

    Comment by gazzaj — March 31, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

  3. What gazza said… More likely a return to reality Danyl.

    Comment by barnsleybill — March 31, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

  4. went to
    Looked for 4* hotel check in 1 May, out 8 May, 2 adults, 1 room.
    Mumbai: nearly all around the $NZ300/night.
    Queenstown: Novotel $113, Crown Plaza $140, Rydges $153 per night

    Conclusion: ??? (although the star ratings may not be comparable: I often hear that NZ hotels are over-stared. This may be true, I always found 2* in continental europe was “fookin luxury” and I loved it.) I HAD wondered if the Queenstown hotels were more betterer and therefore more expensive to start with. Having never been to Mumbai or Queenstown…

    Comment by Clunking Fist — March 31, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  5. The skiing in Mumbai is rubbish.

    Comment by Paul Litterick — March 31, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

  6. As are the beggars and fies in Queenstown

    Comment by barnsleybill — March 31, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

  7. Barnsley

    knowing your town well, I have never equated it with startling and off-the-cuff wit. Indeed, I have referred to it in the past as a place where people think, and talk a b i t s l o w

    I was mistaken, and doff my cap to you sir!

    Comment by Dave Strings — April 1, 2009 @ 8:12 am

  8. Two years ago I spent a week in Queenstown.
    I would go to and similar sites and for $100-120 a night you could stay in some lovely spots.
    I particularly enjoyed the Heritage and the Mercure Grand.

    Comment by Fairfacts Media — April 1, 2009 @ 10:12 am

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